A Life of Reinvention and Resilience

December 27, 2012 at 9:30 am | Posted in Life and Living | Leave a comment
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This past weekend I saw the movie “This is 40” starring Paul Rudd.  The movie is about a couple that is turning 40 and dealing with the typical issues that come up in a relationship, with family, and in life — struggles to keep a marriage interesting, to keep your partner and family happy and safe, to be successful.  Both the husband and wife struggle to make their businesses successful and have to change course when things don’t go as planned.

I’ve often said that it is important to have your shit together by the time you hit 30.  But as I have spoken to many  from the Pushing Thirtyy crowd and beyond and seen movies like this one I am realizing more and more how hard it to get your shit together, how even if you think you have it together, everything you thought you had secured could be lost.  Your dreams can fail, but if you hadn’t tried you would have never known.

The real sign of strength is in resilience.  How do you come back from rock bottom?  How do you reinvent your dreams?  How flexible are you?  Are you willing to let go of what you know to downsize if need be or to explore a new city if the opportunity arises?

I have often said that I couldn’t live anywhere that wasn’t New York.  But that’s not true.  I will do everything in my power to be here, but if the opportunity of a lifetime comes knocking, my husband and I will have some things to consider.  At the end of the day, we are a team.  We will make decisions together so we can stay together happily.

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to let go of the thoughts that hold us back and gain a fresh perspective.  I for one definitely am viewing the whole idea of having it together quite differently and am looking forward to an unpredictable year!

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