April... the month of reinventing yourself

Every year, April is the month I take to reinvent myself. Don't know why, but it has always been that way. Spring is officially in full effect... I always switch up my hairstyle... here's the new do,and I usually am out and about a lot more since I tend to hibernate in the winter. Since dedicating 2009 to becoming a better me... I have really been writing down little tidbits about things I need to do in order to reinvent myself this go round, rather than it just being physical.

1. Be more social in public. A lot of people say I intimidate people in person. Online I will talk to a person all day every day and be extremely cordial, and in person... if I don't know you, can be somewhat standoffish. I'm working on that... I really don't mean to be a b*tch.

2. Expand my dating horizons. I'm going to step outside my usual type this spring. Ya'll thought I was playing about the "something new." Well I met this cutie white boy in his mid 30's, ex-baseball player, now works in finance at a bar on wed night. We exchanged numbers. I don't think I've ever given a whiteboy my number. So I'm taking it one step at a time. I'm also going speed dating in a couple weeks. Should be interesting... I'll definitely be tweeting (www.twitter.com/Eb_the_Celeb) the entire experience.

3. Specifically define where I want to be at 30. I will be 28 next month....lawd I'm getting up there. Since leaving the corporate world my focus has changed dramatically. I went from :

a. loving production and never wanting to be on camera, to being involved as a Talent
on 2 new shows that are in development.

b. writing in my spare time, to having to write to pay the bills.

c. thinking that I was just simply crazy and goofy, to thinking maybe I am pretty witty,
funny, and entertaining.

A lot of that is due to my wonderful readers here I must say. The feedback and love that I get from you all on the daily is something I will forever be grateful for. On this past Tuesday (the last day in March) I hit a record high for this blog and got over 650 hits that day. I thought my sitemeter was having a seizure. I really want you all to know that I really do appreciate you, and want to apologize for the fact that I've been a bad blog reader lately, and not having the time to go down that extremely long blogroll and hit you all up and comment, but I do still love you all.

So in the next month I will be definitely defining my 2 year plan. Where I want to live, where I want to be in my career, and the steps I need to take in order to get there.

So I challenge all my wonderful Renaissance Black People to reinvent yourself. If that means setting goals, or letting go of some baggage, or simply shaving those legs (since I know some of ya'll ladies... including myself... do not shave their legs in the winter...lol.) But whatever it is, big or small... do something to better and/or reinvent yourself this month.

If you need a little help on where to begin, here is a great site that I frequent with little tidbits on how to be a better you. www.reinventingmyself.com

23 comments

Sha Boogie April 3, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Loves the new do!

I won't have to try hard to reinvent myself...I'm pregnant! The next biggest change will be when I go through menopause, LOL!

Kayos April 3, 2009 at 9:55 PM

I think April being the reinvent yourself month is an awesome idea.

I need to go ahead and do that! Great plan and great new hairdo.

LaShawn Lytle April 4, 2009 at 2:16 AM

April is my reinvent myself month too. Because its Spring. Summers coming. And I turn another year older....BIG 21 this month!

Love the hair by the way mama!

Afro Heroine April 4, 2009 at 3:11 PM

I really wish you luck on accomplishing all these goals. I know you'll achieve them, after all, you're the 'renaissance' woman. Love your blog.

The Jaded NYer April 4, 2009 at 4:16 PM

WOW. I really like that cut on you!

And the re-invention... lovely... You know I'm reassessing my life, too, as this writing BS is getting OLD with me LOL, but it's great advice for everyone. We should all always be evolving, growing and striving to be better.

Can't wait for us all to get there and beyond!

(PS- you know I like to lighten my hair when it's nice out, but this year, I'm gonna stay dk. brown... and grow it out. I miss my long hair!)

B-More BAP April 4, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Fab Hair! Loving the newness of it all! Word @ the reinvention Sis. I think a lot of us go through...I know I do!

lyfesimplified April 4, 2009 at 6:16 PM

I'm loving the new hair cut! AND I hope your new spring look includes making the font a lighter color so I can read it without being all obivious at work.. with my face damn near on the screen...LOL..

do you though hun!

Speed dating? I've always wanted to go to one of those. Have fun!!!

Go.

Blu Jewel April 4, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Digging the new hairstyle. I've got a new one too.

love to live; live to love!

Keith April 4, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Love the new do...(but I told you that on facebook-lolol)
I love the thought of re-invention.
My daughter just turned 28(Can't believe you all are the same age) and she's going through the process of being a mommy (again) and now being a wife..She talked to me about a number of the things you discussed in your post.
It got me to thinking..of how you never are too young or too old to take stock of your life and fine tune a few things...I may be wanting to check out that site you listed and see if it has anything for me.

Epsilonicus April 4, 2009 at 8:59 PM

I like hair. It is definitely looking good on you.

I am going through a mini-crisis. My job is not renewing my contract so I am trying to find work. I am working to make it so that I dont stress about it. I am doing ok with it. I guess for April, I am releasing that stress.

MysTery April 4, 2009 at 9:14 PM

I am working on a new me this month too! You go girl! Check the new blog post!

MysTery April 4, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Oh yeah, like the new cut!

Thoughts of a Southern gal April 4, 2009 at 9:36 PM

You already know I love the new 'do! I always reinvent my look every spring. A month ago got my hair cut off again and added some color.

GemisMyName April 4, 2009 at 11:12 PM

You so purty...Remember "you will have what you say". Go for it!!!

quarter-life-crisis April 5, 2009 at 3:24 AM

I am currently going through the same thing!!!! We can do it!!!

Yes we can!!!!! LOL!!!

StandTall-The Activist April 5, 2009 at 6:06 AM

A worthy advice my lady. Nice tattoo by the way

[Emeritus] April 5, 2009 at 8:02 AM

ooh caN i swagger jack your april month reinvent thing? lol

i also need to work on #1.

love the new do!!!

Mr.Slish April 5, 2009 at 8:00 PM

650 HITS you're a Starah uuum but you already know that already...lol

kay* April 5, 2009 at 11:32 PM

LOVE the new do. have been wanting to go short for EVAH but don't have the cajones :) looks good on you.

and i'm with you. spring is all about reinvention!

T.C. April 6, 2009 at 3:44 PM

First the cut is FAB!
two-definitely a good look on reinventing yourself or you know just getting to know who you are and expanding that a little bit...its always a good thing...
i have also been in the process since my 28th birthday last August...its a good time i must definitely say...learning and loving YOU is the BEST gift you could ever give youself

wynsters the tigress April 10, 2009 at 10:03 PM

i really like the new style. reinventing is hard, but it helps to be determined and to keep the your final goal in mind :-)

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