My friend is retiring after 22 years of teaching Kindergarten. At her party, she shared this story with us.
Mary was a nurse prior to getting married and starting a family. She was a stay at home mom with 3 small children. One day her husband arrived home from work and Mary greeted him with this statement: "I would like to reinvent myself."
To his credit. DH supported Mary whole heartedly. He took a second job to pay for her tuition. Mary typed her papers up in the middle of the night. (No computers back then.)
When their oldest daughter turned 16 and could help with the chauffeuring duties, Mary got her first teaching job. She has taught at the same school for the past 22 years. She has touched the lives of so many children in a positive way. She has touched my life too! Mary has loved her career and is grateful to have been given the second chance.
Why am I sharing this story? I want to reinvent myself. Can I be Her?
Well, I'm her on the inside. My outside will never be exactly like this Princess, but I can be at a healthy weight and have a fit body. I can have my second chance. I can reinvent myself.
I have SparkFriends who will support me whole heartedly. I have a very loving and supportive DH. I have what it takes.
I snagged this (and the photo) from Jae's blog 03/23/11. "From Where You Are..." by Ralph Marston - The Daily Motivator.
"From where you are, you can move in any direction you choose. From where you are, you can eventually reach any destination you are committed to reaching."
"Now is when you can make that decision, and take control of your future. From where you are, with your permission to make it happen, anything is possible."
I'm giving myself permission to let my inner Princess shine! I will transform my body to a healthy, natural, fit weight. Please join me on the journey.