Life doesn’t always go quite how we planned. No matter what your hopes and dreams were when you were growing up, I bet life threw a few curve balls and now you are on a completely different path. Perhaps you dreamed of being a doctor or veterinarian, and then you ended up leaving school to have a family and never made it to Portland State University to study an online degree in criminology. Whatever the reason for your unfulfilled dreams, there are plenty of ways to find your life path once again.
Reinventing oneself is not easy. You need strength of character, resilience, and a steely streak of optimism. Things will probably go wrong along the way and there will be times when you wonder what were you thinking when you began this journey! The key is to stick with it and continue through to the end. You will make mistakes, but the new you will be a much better version of the old you.
Is Reinvention the Right Move?
There are many reasons why reinventing yourself is the right move. Perhaps you are desperately unhappy in your current life or you feel as if you have exhausted everything that your current life has to offer. Maybe you hate your job or the town you live in is rundown and devoid of hope or opportunities. All of these reasons, and more besides, are a good enough reason to shake your life up and do something crazy, but if your problems are minor, try to work through them first before you do anything too drastic.
A New Home
If your current home is full of bad memories or the place where you live has nothing to offer you any more, perhaps it’s time to sell up and move somewhere new. A fresh start in a new town or city, or even a new country, could be just what you need to become a better version of you. It won’t be easy uprooting yourself and your family, but if the alternative is bleak, it could be the right thing to do.
A New Career
Do you hate your job? If so, now is a good time to take stock of your skills and look at retraining. Going back to college could open up new doors in ways you were not expecting. Look at career paths related to your current job and see what your options are. For example, if you are a nurse, an online criminology degree could help you move from nursing into the law enforcement sector. This might be all you need to kick start your life – in more ways than one.
A New Start
Many people stick with their broken relationship because they are afraid of moving forward alone. Fear is never a good reason to stay stuck in an unhappy relationship. Don’t let fear rule your life. Be strong and take steps to break the ties and start afresh.
Major life changes call for time, money and commitment. Plan what you want to do in advance and ask for support along the way. You can do this.