The Power of Personal Reinvention: Designing Your Own Path

In this post featuring Kristin DeBias, you will have the opportunity to consider the idea of identity reinvention and carving a new path for yourself.

“A hard lesson that I’ve learned is that it’s okay to reinvent yourself. You think that your life is going to look so different and when it’s not, don’t feel like it’s all over. You can change anything any time. You can change what you look like, you can change where you live, you can change what you do.  Don’t let what’s happening on the outside affect how you feel about yourself.

You can create whatever you want. Don’t be afraid to do that. Your past doesn’t define what the future will hold for you.”

-Kristin DeBias, Co-Founder/President of Energetek

It’s Okay to Reinvent Yourself

Life is an ever-evolving journey, and along the way, we encounter challenges and experiences that shape who we are. One valuable lesson that often takes time to fully comprehend is the idea that it’s perfectly okay to reinvent yourself. In a world where societal expectations and personal aspirations often clash, finding the courage to transform can be a truly liberating experience.

We often envision our lives taking certain paths – a clear trajectory from point A to point B. But in reality, we might discover that the journey isn’t quite what we expected. And that’s completely fine. The sentiment shared in the quote, “You think that your life is going to look so different and when it’s not, don’t feel like it’s all over,” captures the essence of this realization. Life’s twists and turns don’t equal failure; they present opportunities for growth.

Just as the seasons change, so can our lives.

Reinventing yourself is an acknowledgment of the potential for growth and change. We have the power to alter our appearance, our environment, our careers – essentially any aspect of our lives – without losing our sense of self. The external circumstances don’t define our worth or identity.

As we evolve, it’s important to remember that our inner world is just as significant, if not more so, than our outward circumstances. “Don’t let what’s happening on the outside affect how you feel about yourself,” encapsulates the idea that self-worth should not be determined by external validation.

Letting Go of “What if?”

Designing the life of your dreams requires a willingness to step outside your comfort zone. This might mean pursuing a new hobby, relocating to a new city, or leaving your job to start something you’ve been dreaming about. Kristin’s encouragement to “create whatever you want” serves as a reminder that our lives are ours to design. When we release the fear of “What if?” we open ourselves to a world of possibilities.

Our past undoubtedly shapes us, but it doesn’t dictate our future. Every day presents an opportunity to change the narrative or flip the script.  Embracing change and a growth mindset can lead to a fulfilling and more authentic life.


The lesson to embrace self-reinvention is powerful. It reminds us that we are not static beings defined by our past or our current circumstances. We have the power to redefine ourselves, our lives, and our definition of success.

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Hi, I’m Jessi

I created Habituelle Life and Leadership Coaching so that ambitious women can see that finding fulfillment in their personal and professional lives is possible. Redefining success in my own life has allowed me to help others do the same.

I’m here to support you in this journey of evolving identities, inner criticisms, and competing societal messages. We aren’t meant to do this life alone.