Just after my fiftieth birthday, I received a brutal wake-up call….my new driver’s license came in the mail! I looked at the woman in the picture and was shocked…she looked elderly, worn out, and downcast. She was overweight and wearing an over- sized, man’s polo making her appear much larger. She had no makeup and frayed, gray hair. The picture communicated that she was tired and had given up on herself. On that day in 2003, I realized that I had given everyone in my life (my family and students) every drop of my time and put myself on the back burner. I had internalized criticisms given to me by family members over the years. I began with vigorous determination to reinvent myself. The journey has led me to fun, joy, peace, confidence, and new directions…but is a continuous process. Transformation and confidence are empowering and can be done…it just takes the big decision, and courage, to do it!