Reinvent Yourself!

So long, 2011. Parting is bittersweet. It was a heart-wrenching year but it will always be the last year I got to spend with my mom. Not an easy chapter to close… But, close it must. And now it’s time to look forward to 2012!

That’s what inspired this picture. A new year always seems like the perfect time to reinvent our lives…turn over new leaves…kick our old selves to the curb!

My feeling on New Year’s resolutions is that if you’re going to make them, they should be fun and they should be bold. Last year, my resolution was to do this every morning:

Needless to say, when I realized dancing around on my bathroom sink would likely cause bodily injury to myself and/or the sink, I scrapped that pretty quickly.

Not to be deterred though, I’m taking another resolution out for a test drive! Ever hear the quote “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” by George Eliot? Well, that’s my theme for 2012. Look out, World…I’m jumping out of The Rut!

No more waking up every day and doing too much of what I have to do and not enough of what I want to do. No more stumbling aimlessly down the road (unless it’s a been a multiple martini night, of course). No more boring, no more bland, no more blah…

After seeing my “Reinvent Yourself” picture, my friend Rob asked, “So the plan is to dye your hair, get a neck tattoo and become The Butterfly Ninja??” YES!! THAT’S the plan!!

Or something like that…

I think I need a theme song. Any ideas?

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  6 comments for “Reinvent Yourself!

  1. stacey
    December 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Sista reading this made me teary-eyed but in a I’m so happy for you kind of way. Your strength amid the pain is very empowering. I am going to follow your lead and do more things I want to do than the things I have to do because life is too short not to revel in the things that truly make you complete and content. As far as a theme song I’m thinking Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life” or Patti LaBelle”s “New Attitude” seem fitting!! Let’s push each other to become who we should be! I love you and your spirit Sista! My life is enriched because you are in it!! I am honored to call you friend! xoxoxo!!

    • admin
      December 30, 2011 at 6:11 pm

      Yes! It’s a deal… This is our year! And I LOVE the song suggestions!! I love ya, girlie!! I feel the same way about having you in my life. xxooxxooxxoo!!!!!

  2. Rob
    January 1, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Look out world indeed! I just love this and who knows, I may take this advice myself. 🙂 I wish you all the best in this new year. You are an amazing person and I count myself so lucky to have met you.

    I don’t know about a theme song but this song sometimes lifts me up when I need it. 🙂

    • admin
      January 1, 2012 at 11:03 am

      Rob!! This song is sooooo good! Goosebumps… And ditto to everything you said! You are incredible. Love ya, mister!! xxoo

  3. January 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I’m gonna go with this… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsWgG5v7A3A mostly because know you’ll sing it at the top of your lungs.

    • admin
      January 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      HAAAAAAAAAAAhahahaha!! YES!!! I love it!!! *sings at top of lungs & off-key* ♫♪ BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I’M WALKIN’ ON AIR… ♫♪

      Ahhh… Syfy needs to do another marathon. I miss that show!

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