search instagram arrow-down

Recent Posts

Archives

Top Posts & Pages

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5,642 other followers

likeable-blog-1337-1x.png

Thanks for Freshly Pressing me again!!

Freshly Pressed

Blog Stats

Blogs I Follow

Blog Stats

And again! Thank you to all who follow and support me!!

DSC_2202

Narrow your focus…don’t look at the stone wall, see the chinks of light.

A new direction will be forged. Spread my arms wide and gather all the positive I have sent out into the universe. Sift through it carefully for the shining light that shows me where to go next.

A quote popped up on my Facebook feed that said,

“People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full miss the point.

The glass is refillable.”

Perfect for today, thank you Purple Clover

I have turned a chapter and the store is no longer part of my life. Time to reinvent. The best part about blogging or journaling is you have a perfect life coach  right at your fingertips! Advice on how to get through the rough spots is where you wrote about it last time.  Who better than me to lift me up when I am down, or cheer me on when I need to believe?

Rather than grieve (which is an easy well to fall into and a bitch to crawl back out of), I am shaking all my new branches and being rewarded with folks who want to make it their personal mission to help me find my next adventure. I feel much less alone and anxious than I did before tying on my apron as Vinegar Lady. A new name is in order here, my dearest Doppelganger (I know she will comment!) Opportunities abound this time around and perhaps my new moniker will be The Turn-Around Gal.

Two years ago, a wise man told me, “Listening to all you’ve done and all you want to do, I think there isn’t a “JOB” out there for you. You need to create one. Reinvent yourself!”

DSC_2213

And so I shall…

 

21 comments on “Reinvention, again…

  1. Touring NH says:

    Re-inventing yourself is something you excel at. Every experience and nugget of knowledge you absorb only makes you stronger and more desirable. Your skill set is so vast, I know you will have no problem embarking on your next adventure. I LOVE the idea of the glass being refillable, what a wonderful way to look at things!

    1. Thanks Laura, in the mean time, you and I have time to go “touring” together!

  2. Doppleganger says:

    I love that quote… the glass IS refillable. Now we need to go to the cabinet and select the glass to refill… will it be a shot glass? Easiest to fill but Too small. How about a wineglass? Too specialized and still limiting. Knowing you, I’d shoot for the water goblet. Largest and most recognizable of the lot, has great capacity for volume and versatility with no limiting factors as to what you can/should put in it.

    By the way, just like the glass, that stone wall and its chinks of light is miss leading. If you look carefully, you will see it is a grouping of stepping stones designed not to stop you and your vision, but to help you up and over, like a ladder, with each step broadening your view(s) and opportunities more and more.

    You have taken the first step….

    So, how’s the view up there?

    1. Ah Doppleganger, I knew you would shed more light on my thoughts! You are so right about the stepping stones. The view right now from here is wide and expansive. Thank you, always!

  3. Doppleganger says:

    As for a new moniker… How about “The Lone Rangerette”? You ride in on your White Horse (of course) to save someone’s business and succeed in putting it on the map, then ride on. As for the vinegar store, I can see you mounting that white steed, flipping your hair over your shoulder and saying “My Work Here Is Done”.

    Hi-Yo Silver ! Away!!!

    1. Will a brown horse do? Gotta change things up a bit and for now, I think the Lone Rangerette is perfect!!

  4. After reading your blog for a while I’m sure that you’ll excel at whatever it is you choose to do. I don’t think you could lose if you tried!

    1. Humbled by your thoughts. I have my dark moments like everyone but if you continue to redefine “lose” then usually it all works out. Thank you.

  5. cheryl622014 says:

    Go for it. Sometimes it happens naturally and sometimes you take the reins and do it yourself deliberately…as you have blogged…!

    1. Thanks Cheryl. Even if you don’t think you have the reins, taking a good grip on the steering mechanism is always a good start!

      1. cheryl622014 says:

        Hmm I have a meeting at work early tomorrow for just such…!

  6. Martha, although we haven’t yet met face to face, you have been an inspiration to me and James. You are the master of reinvention and we admire you greatly for that. I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to reinvent myself, so I really love the thinking that the glass is refillable. It absolutely is. We are here for you if you need to brainstorm or bounce ideas around. ((( HUGS ))) ~Terri

    1. Terri that means the world to me! Thanks to you and James for all your kind words and support. Funny times we live in, I feel as if we have met in some other time and place.

      1. Martha, I really like that! ~T

  7. Some people are field dependent some are field independent when they view an object – or thought.
    Somehow it sounds like a new exciting beginning here. A grand stretching. No better time. Love the energy and openness of that last picture.
    You know how I decide a university is good enough to attend? One that says “We are charged with preparing students for careers and job opportunities we haven’t dreamed of yet.” That’s a good way to step into life, too. All you have done will morph to a new path. It will happen. Kepp saying “Today’s the Great Adventure.” Wonder will cross your path. If you are firm, open, aware, and believe. Smile and be gentle with yourself, now. No rushing or despair – creates bad chemicals in body. You know the way. It will happen. Onward. Play with the universe – it’s calling.
    (How about the Grown Rangerette? Lone is so isolated – and you aren’t…..hmm, what other words rhyme …Loaned Rangerette, Full Blowned Rangerette, Flown Rangerette….wil have to play with this for a while.)

    1. I think what I love most about you Philosophermouse, is the time and thought you put into your comments. I always see a new view of what I wrote and feel stronger from your kind words. No rushing or despair from the Full Blown Rangerette. Thank you from the bottom of my hoof.

  8. I wish you the best luck in finding what will re-fill your glass!

    1. Thank you Susan. It will be interesting!

  9. Marie Keates says:

    That’s both of us then, looking for a new direction. At this end there really hasn’t been much looking, more some taking stock. The new year must bring some proper job hunting for me though, before the savings run out. So far, since I left the bus mines, I’ve discovered how little I really need to live on, so the next job will be less hours. This time it has to be something that makes me smile more too. Hopefully it will be that for you too. 🙂

Love to know what you are thinking! And thank you for commenting.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Putnam, in the studio and beyond

Reflections and ruminations in Education, Beauty, Art and Philosophy

Gringa of the Barrio

A Sassy Barrio Gringa Telling It Like It Is

Badfish & Chips Cafe

Travel photos, memoirs & letters home...from anywhere in the world

The city of adventure

From there to back again (usually on a bike)

Nolsie Notes

My stories, observations, and art.

Shellie Troy Anderson

~ WRITER, REBEL, RACONTEUR ~ AND MOST OF THE TIME A MIDDLE-AGED DESK JOCKEY

Oh, the Places We See . . .

Honey, grab the GPS.

The Task at Hand

A Writer's On-Going Search for Just the Right Words

The Next Phase Blog

Social commentary and opinions: No guns, politics, or religion.

Breaking New Ground in Zone 6

The adventures of Southern gardeners starting over in New England

Marsha's Bungalow

the WW2 era chicken coop

iwalkalone.co.uk

the world one step at a time

Tootlepedal's Blog

A look at life in the borders

Susan's Musings

Whimsical Stuff from a Writer's Mind

Travels with Choppy

A dog and cat in clothing. Puns. Travel. Bacon. Not necessarily in that order.

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

A Sawyer's Daughter

The Life & Times of a Sawmill Man's Eldest Child

Formaggio Kitchen

Artisan cheese, charcuterie and specialty food.

Not Another Tall Blog

Not just another tall blog. Because being tall is NOT all we talk about! Follow me for tall talents, tall fashion, rock interviews and more!

On The Heath

where would-be writer works with words

The adventures of timbertwig in the forest of Burnley and the Rossendale Valley

crafts, permaculture, forest management, self employment, cycling

cheryl62blog

Time to change, live, encourage and reflect.

GARDEN OF EADY

Bring new life to your garden!

The Grey Enigma

Help is not coming. Neither is permisson. - https://twitter.com/Grey_Enigma

Ethereal Nature

The interface of the metaphysical, the physical, and the cultural

UP!::urban po'E.Tree(s)

by po'E.T. and the colors of pi

Kindness Blog

Kindness Images, Videos, True Life Stories, Quotes, Personal Reflections and Meditations.

Crazy Green Thumbs

Chronicling a delusional gardening experience.

New Hampsha' Bees

Raising bees holistically in New Hampshire

Dream, Play, Write!

Today, make a commitment to your writing.

Nicholas Andriani

Adventure Travel and Gastronomy, Passionately Explored

AM Simpson

Loves Final Kiss

Indie Hero

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller

Therapeutic Misadventures

Daily musings on life after 60 & recreating oneself

valeriu dg barbu

©valeriu barbu

Writing Out Loud

A Place of Observation

cancer killing recipe

Just another WordPress.com site

Archon's Den

The Rants & Rambles of A Grumpy Old Dude

hoosiersunshine13

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why. -Kurt Vonnegut

Once upon a time... I began to write

My journey in writing a novel

Not a Day Over 45

A View from Mid-Life

theflexifoodie.wordpress.com/

Delicious plant-based, whole food recipes & my healthy living tips!

Sharon Rawlette

Memoirist. Essayist. Philosopher.

Diane Tibert

~ writer - editor - publisher ~

Amintiri din Bucătărie

Memories from the Kitchen

White Shadows

Story of a white pearl that turned to ashes while waiting for a pheonix to be born inside her !

At Home in New Hampshire

Living and Writing in the North East

JOSELYN'S BRAWL

Two rare, life-threatening diseases that led to a bone marrow transplant and a snappy Buttkick List