A famous quote on reinventing oneself, “there are no second acts in American lives,” is often misinterpreted. What Scott Fitzgerald really meant was more in line with what he wrote in the essay “My Lost City,” where Fitzgerald writes: “I once thought that there were no second acts in American lives, but there was certainly to be a second act to New York’s boom days.” I agree and believe that life’s second act, when consciously readjusted, is better than the first.
In order to re-invent yourself, you’ll need to take your education into your own hands. The first step I’ve taken is starting a website with my wife called LatinoTraveler.com. It was an experiment that has fully immersed us in living a life full of love, joy, and family. I can’t wait to see what it will become; however, it’s just a tool to get us where we’d like to be. Its success will hinge upon the transformative experience gained from traveling the world. We hope that it will resonate with other people who are interested in world cultures. Everyone will have a different path when educating oneself, this is the one we’ve chosen.
What instruments have you used to educate and reinvent yourself? I’d like to hear from you in the comments below!