how it all began…

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!


10 responses to “how it all began…

    • Of course it is welcomed news Sara. Thank you so much for the nomination. I’m very glad you are enjoying my little piece of the blogosphere, I now need to take a trip down to yours and figure out what this welcomed award entails. Thanks again! – Rene

      • You’re very welcome 🙂 I just loved the Helping – Exploring – Learning structure of your blog. It’s a brilliant idea! Like they say… keep up the good work! 😉

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  2. Hooray for the courage to change! I am in my early 50’s and embarking on my own adventure after 20+ years of marriage and raising 3 kids. The radical downsizing has begun and the tiny house build begins in the spring. I am so encouraged and inspired by other women who have built their own tiny houses as I hope to do the majority of work myself with the gracious help of friends, family and skilled tradesmen when needed. The Trek to Tiny!

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