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!

-Rene

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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