ABOUT – the beginning

Hi. My name is Rene and I am the Repurposed Redhead.

Have you ever asked yourself: “What am I doing with my life?”. (Said full of exasperation with both hands shaking in front of oneself.)

Well, I have – many times – and the answer was always a resounding “Nothing.”. (Said in a pathetic and dejected tone with head low and shoulders slumped.)

That had to change.

I didn’t want to just float through life doing what I thought I was supposed to be doing and being who I thought I was supposed to be. I wanted to stop just existing and truly live.

I’ve had a fairly normal life thus far, nothing too out of the ordinary. In fact, my life was pretty great by most peoples standards – a good job, a nice place to live, wonderful friends and family. But, I was still left wanting. I realized that what I truly wanted, needed, and desired was quite simple: a life with purpose. Thus the Repurposed Redhead blog was born and I began my new adventure.

re•pur•pose |rē’pərpəs|verb [with obj.]: adapt for use in a different purpose. Dude, that redhead is totally repurposing her life.

red•head |ˈredˌhed|noun: a person with reddish hair. Dude, I said “That redhead is totally repurposing her life.”

I quit my job, left my house, and sold all of my stuff. I am starting anew.

This will be my epic journey, an inquisition into life itself. I will travel the world, going wherever my thoughts might take me. I will stay with strangers and leave as friends. I will help those who need help and receive help in return. I will explore new places and learn new things. I will find my purpose and I will tell you all how.

I am using this blog as a means for me to both convey and chronicle the things that give my life meaning; helping, exploring, and learning.

Helping – I will be making my way around the world volunteering for various organizations, charities, and individuals who need help in one form or another.

Exploring – I will be exploring new places, ideas, and cultures – immersing myself in the world and all of its many mysteries.

Learning – I will be learning continuously. From new jobs to new books, and from new languages to new cuisines – the world will be my teacher and I it’s pupil.

My posting schedule will be twice weekly (barring lack of internet) and all posts will fall under one of the above categories. I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures and that perhaps you’ll find some ways to add more purpose to your life too.

Thanks for reading!

-Rene

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7 responses to “ABOUT – the beginning

  1. Rene,
    You are AMAZING! You have true courage and spirit and the World is lucky to have you standing at its’ door, ready to embark on this new adventure! I wish you all the best and look forward to following your blog!
    Megan

  2. Pingback: LEARNING – living on purpose | Repurposed Redhead·

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