My Reinspired Life

The author sits cross-legged on a pink couch and stares directly into the camera

This blog, like me, is a work in progress. It began as an act of bravery–a declaration of my independence.

I’d left a thirty-year career without a plan. Heart-thumping excitement collided with self-doubt.

For a long time, I wove a story of myself, threaded with shoulds and expectations. Plan! Do! Succeed! Even with the freedom to live a slower and more creative life, I found that story difficult to unravel.

What I thought I needed was to figure out what to do next. What I’ve since learned is that I need to figure out how to simply be. This blog is me working on it.

re-in-spire-ment | Where reinvention meets inspiration.

4 responses to “My Reinspired Life”

  1. Hi Cathy! I’ve just read all the posts published so far to your blog (while on the early bus in to the office), and am captivated by your writing. You’ve always been a great story teller. I can’t wait to read more

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    1. Thank you so much! This means the world to me.

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  2. Thanks for the post, Cathy. If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your 46YO self?

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    1. Good question! That was about the time I took my first employee badge photo at my last corporate job. Badge photo

      I think I would tell her three things: 1) Say yes more often — put your name on the byline, do the interview, get on the stage. 2) Be more selfish — don’t let “I’m too busy” be the reason you are not taking the time to learn new skills and take advantage of opportunities that are interesting to you. 3) Don’t be so hard on yourself; you are exactly where you are meant to be.

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