reinvent (oneself)

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reinvent (oneself)

To create a new style or persona for oneself; to change one's pursuits, way of life, etc. As a teenager, I was always trying to reinvent myself to be cooler or more mysterious. If you're feeling stuck in a rut with your job, maybe it's time to reinvent yourself.
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reinvent (oneself)

To take up a different career or a different way of life.
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An individual starts out in his or her career doing what he/she was trained for in college, and over a 30 or 40 year span, reinvents himself or herself a number of times as the job characteristics or opportunities require.