I reinvent myself whenever there is need to reach what I dream. Do you think there is good to reinvent yourself sometimes or to keep doing the old way?
I reinvented myself in my 40s, losing 100 pounds, leaving an empty 25 year marriage, moving halfway across the country, and finally, going back to school at 47 to get an MA. It was not truly a "reinvention," though, because I finally became the woman who had been hiding inside me for a very long time; she came out because the prospect of staying where she/I were was scarier than the prospect of leaving the safe rut.
However, change must be realistic. I had a student who tried to reinvent herself at about 59. She planned on getting an AA, transferring to a local uni that has high standards, get a BA and then, make millions by being an accountant. She did not have the intelligence and I doubt that she ever got the AA.
I absolutely believe in reinventing yourself from time to time. I look at it as a sort of "spring cleaning." It does the body and soul to learn something new and evolve or broaden your horizons. You can keep doing the same thing over and over again but you might catch yourself wondering why you're running in place. So go out there and experience life,CHASE THE SUN!
When I hear the word reinvent I think of a complete and total overhaul of yourself. For example a lazy person turning into a very ambitious person. I say in order to reach new heights you need to grow and at each stage in your life strive for a goal. If you have a goal you have a reason to grow.