Sunday Stream of Consciousness – Reinventing Myself

A couple months ago I came across a website (a blog) but every time I tried to get into it and really read it, the technical error devil appeared so I just gave up. This blog has been on my mind as one I want to go back and read, so today I felt inspired enough (and it’s quiet here at home so I actually have time to divulge myself) to give it a shot. To my joyful eyes everything technical is working, so I got to read. The part of this blog I really was looking forward to was Sunday Stream of Consciousness (SOC). It’s funny how today is the day I chose to revisit this blog, because it is the author’s last SOC. Ironic? Perhaps. Great timing? Sure. Everything happens for a reason…

So, the rules are, 5 minutes of pure writing. No proofreading, no editing, no spellchecking (oh gosh!). And today’s (and the last) prompt is: What does it mean to reinvent yourself?

Time starts… now.

Reinventing myself. What DOES that mean, to me? I feel like I’ve done that before – recently, as in within the past 2 years. When I was pregnant with Brayden and left my Architecture business (my name on the door and everything), to follow my heart and live my passion of becoming a stay-at-home Mom. I did it. It was tough. I wrote all about it in the book I co-authored (which one year ago became a number one best seller). Wow – still can’t believe that’s me, that I did that. I was part of a best-selling book. Yay me!

Okay, I don’t want to just toot my own horn, because that’s not what this is about. I want to write about making the internal change to project something new. Not changing who you are as a person deep down inside, but bringing out what is deep down inside of you. Reinvention doesn’t mean something completely different, to me, it’s just changing the way you react to situations. Or changing the path you’re on. I’m still the same person, I just shifted. It’s hard. If it’s not, well, maybe it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes the easy path means you are on the right path. Sometimes though, fighting and struggling through something makes the end that much more rewarding. Like Motherhood. It’s hard. It’s the hardest job I’ve ever had, but also the most rewarding. Cliche? Yes. True? Yes. Love/hate – yes.

And… time’s up!

Thanks for reading. If you want to check out the SOC blog… here’s the link again. Happy Sunday everyone!

 
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About pamelazimmer

Pamela Zimmer is a #1 bestselling author and speaker, transforming her personal pain and experience of Postpartum Depression into her purpose and passion. Through her #1 bestselling book, Reclaim The Joy of Motherhood, and her mentorship program, The HAPPY Mommy Method™, Pamela guides mothers on a healing journey from battling their own Postpartum Depression to embracing motherhood with joy.

Posted on July 1, 2012, in Body, Mind & Spirit and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. This was wonderful! I felt like I was sitting across from you, listening to you share your story. Well done…and inspiring.

  2. You are so together as a mother, a blogger and a young woman. I don’t know how you do it all but congratulations, especially on your book. Might you not tell us the title? Have a beautiful weekend.

  3. I hope you’ll continue to join in Stream of Consciousness Sunday. It’s now being hosted at my place. Here’s more information: http://bandbacktogether.com/post/3152/

  4. Cliche but SO SO SO SO SO SO SO true. See I couldn’t say that enough. Glad you had a chance to link up one more time. I happened to see on FB last night that Fadra had some “news” and I felt in my heart that the news would be it was the last one. I’m tempted to trade Monday Marketing for SOC 😉 but I won’t. But I might. But not really, but I might. LOL! I think as women/mothers/wives we are probably always striving for a better way. I imagine that if I was ever simply satisfied then I have really just become complacent and I don’t want that.

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