Monday Musing: Reinventing Ourselves for Happiness (Part I)

Have you seen this video, SLOMO; it asks the question: what if I left everything behind and reinvented myself? Dr. John Kitchin did. He gave up the mansion, the tennis courts, and the BMW and exchanged that stuff for inline skates.

It’s funny, I’ve always said I would walk away from it all to buy a surf board and become a beach bum. I would have no worries and no “stuff” weighing me down, and when I first watched this video, it sounded really appealing—like my wave ripping fantasy, but this type of reinvention may only fix one of the problems.

What do you think: if you reinvented yourself, would you be happy?

This post is the first of two posts. The second post is my own response to Dr. Kitchin. I look forward to your feedback.

Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.

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