Is it possible to reinvent yourself? I mean can you become a person totally different than who you are? It won’t necessarily be an easy thing to do, but I believe that it can be done. In some respects I have done it myself.
When you move halfway around the world to a totally different country, it is the perfect chance to reinvent the person you are. If you have some kind of bad habits, or things about yourself that you don’t like, why not take the opportunity to eliminate those things from your lifestyle in your new home? I mean, it is the perfect opportunity to do so, no doubt about it.
When you arrive in your new homeland, nobody knows those things about you and your past that you wish to change, so they can’t prejudge you based on the things they know about you in the past.
In my case, I really didn’t have any really bad things that I was running away from when I came to the Philippines, although I know some people who have done that. I am aware of people who have come here running from a criminal past, or running from debts that they owed from their home country. I had debts before coming to live here, but I paid them all off before making the move. I personally feel that I’d have trouble living a quiet and peaceful life and knowning that people were chasing after me for one reason or another. But, there are other things that I left behind when I left the States.
What kind of reinvention of myself did I undergo? Well, when I left the States, and during my time here in the Philippines I have tried to become a better person, I’ve tried to be more responsible, and also to reinvent myself in other ways. One of the things that I changed about myself is making myself into a successful businessman. Although I have always had a very entrepreneurial spirit and mind, I never really had a chance to go into business for myself in the past. This was largely due to the fact that starting a business of almost any kind is expensive to do in the States. When I came here, though, to live, I did so with the attitude that I was going to succeed in business, and I have done so, and done it in multiple businesses.
So, if you come here as a different person that you were before, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are running away from anything bad, it can also mean that you have simply resolved to make yourself a better person than you were in the past.
I recommend that if you plan to move to and live in the Philippines, why not examine your life carefully and make a conscience decision to change who you are? Why not come here as a better version of the person who you are now? I feel that I have done this in many respects, and am still striving to complete my own reinvention of myself. How about you?