A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy. ~Edward P. Morgan
My reinvention is not only meant to be be physical. I have spent quite a bit of time assessing my life, pinpointing areas of dissatisfaction or stagnancy. Am I where I thought I’d be? Am I doing the things that I had aspired to all those years ago? Life is not without it’s detours but did I end up in a place that works for me? Obviously as I am writing this blog and calling it a reinvention of me, then no….I am not where I wanted to be. This project of getting me there has taken several twists and turns but I have learned that so far, no one thing has been independent of another. Everything is related. I felt that my weight was the easiest to pinpoint as it’s physical manifestation was clearly apparent. But, what about friendships, interests, career? All of these things were affecting me and getting in the way of my happiness. They were also helping to stifle my motivation and block my ability to even attempt to reach my goals. So……to the library I went. I found an abundance of resources in the many books that I read. They helped me to define who I am and what I need to get myself in the right place for change.
I know it’s been used and referenced to over and over and OVER again but I do have a lot of faith in the “law of attraction” I remember one year all my sticky notes held a quote from one or another contributor of “The Secret“. I read “5 Wishes” by Gay Hendricks. I read “The Prayer Box” “Red Tent” and everything Mitch Albom. I read “Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars” Along with the dating sequel. I read “Women who love too Much” and started following Oprah and her many sites. I will continue to read as much as I can. The more I read, the more I absorb. The more I absorb, the more I grow…..
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce
Book lovers never go to bed alone. ~Author Unknown