Do you know where you’re going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to, do you know?
I must admit that I’ve been feeling some kind of way since I’ve turned 42. This has been christened my Jackie Robinson year, one that is brimming with excitement and rebirth. I haven’t been feeling reborn lately. As a matter of fact, I’ve been feeling all over the place. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but the one word that comes to mind is confused.
I’ve got plenty of things to celebrate, but I also feel a sense of urgency to get some things done. Like there’s not enough hours in the day for me to complete the tasks at hand. I want to change the game and do something different, and yet, I don’t know where to start.
Over the past week, I’ve been listening to Terry McMillan’s latest novel via audiobook called I Almost Forgot About You, and it’s been appealing to my spirit and my current life happenings. The narrator of the story, Dr. Georgia Young is a successful optometrist with her own practice. While she’s been a success professionally, the twice divorced mother of two and grandmother of four hasn’t been so lucky. She decides in her quest to abandon her boring life for one that is more exciting and puts her house on the market and decides to get in touch with all of the men she’s love before as a way to form closure for embarking on a new life in a new city.
Me and Georgia are kindred spirits.
While I am not interested in looking up old loves lost, I do feel like I need a change. Like Georgia, the monotony of it all may be getting to me. I need to work on getting healthier. I need to finish projects that have been lingering. I need to adopt newer, better habits. I need to stop saying tomorrow and do these things today.
I’ve done this before and I can do it again. In my previous life, I was a single mom of one struggling to raise my son on a meager check to check existence. I was able to reinvent myself into a married career woman who ran an entire department. Then I became the blogger turned social entrepreneur who ran several websites and blogs and wrote a book or three.
The awesome thing about life is that you can, if you choose to, reinvent yourself. You can change. You can do something new. You can breathe again.
Mondays are kinda sorta awesome despite what some may think because it means a new beginning. It means that you can start again if you wanna. Cats may have nine lives, but so do you. You are so resilient because you can restart as many times as you feel necessary.
I’m not sure what life I am on, but I am ready to move on to the next one. One that is healthier, fuller, and more meaningful. One that I can truly spread my wings and fly without training wheels.
My cat purse (isn’t it cute?) is a reminder that I too, have the option to have another life if I want it. I hold the keys to what it is I want to become.
Mondays mean reinvention. They mean that you can get back into the game and finish it strong, and as a winner.
This is your weekly reminder that you are a powerful being that can accomplish anything that you want to.