I think we misinterpret when we talk about reinventing ourselves.
Maybe I’m hinting at the misunderstanding of the object of our reinvention.
We can change circumstances, settings, even outward expressions. But to reinvent who we are? No, it’s not something we can do. And I’d highly advise against such an impossible task.
The reinvention we want? It doesn’t come when we switch our job or our spouse or our friends. It doesn’t come when we change our hairstyle or our wardrobe or the way we interact with others. Reinvention occurs not to turn us into some better version of ourselves.
It happens when we finally realize our identity.
To get to this change we must thoroughly filter stories we tell and internalize about ourselves. What we allow into our core is what we will believe.
Reinvention comes when we begin accepting affirmations others speak about us after years of bashful deflection. Change also starts when we shed tears about the pains which are realities deep inside us.
After proper filtering and sharing we find ourselves ‘reinventing’ the way we are because, day by day, we embrace who we are.