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Free to Be: Now More Than Ever

Originally posted March 2016 I posted this blog four years ago, and in these times of the pandemic, this blog is even more relevant today.  It’s about reinvention and as the world is being reinvented in ways we have never seen and feels uncomfortable and abnormal, it’s important to remember something; reinvention IS normal.  I was speaking with a friend the other day who is reinventing her life in huge and profound ways.  We talked about how the word “reinvention” sounds so big and daunting.   “Isn’t it just a natural and growing evolution?” she asked.  Well, yes and no.  In her “reinvention”, she is breaking through lots of beliefs and assumptions about herself and where she fits in the world.  Her external, day-to-day life clearly looks different than it did a couple of years ago.  Her question also suggests that she is evolving –  reinventing –  internally. Everywhere I turn, there are people who are facing major change, whether they want to or not.  They have just been laid off from a favorite and lucrative job, or have chosen to end one phase of a career not knowing for sure what the next phase will look like, or have come to the natural end of a major phase of child rearing with empty nesting staring them square in the face.  Or have just been laid off right in the midst of becoming an empty nester!  Change happens.  Reinvention is optional. Reinvention is the internal game of unleashing yourself from old habits, thought ...
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