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Day 13: Reinvent, Scratch That, Embrace Yourself‏

Several years ago, someone ran an ad campaign with the catch phrase, Reinvent Yourself. I cut out every one of those that I could find in magazines and displayed them prominently in my house. I was inspired by the phrase. I was going to change myself. I was going to fix everything that was wrong and be a different person. I've been thinking about that lately and wondering what I thought was wrong with me. What needed to be fixed? I have faults like everyone else but fundamentally, I'm a good person. It's time to like myself and admire the qualities that make me who I am. I'm the institutional memory for my friends. I still send cards in the mail. I will take care of your pet when you go out of town even if the thought of that responsibility scares me to death. There are things I need to work on (my laziness, my inability to take criticism) but at the core of me is a good, decent human being who loves her family and friends. I think those are qualities to embrace, not to reinvent.

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