And so we begin…
AbsolutelyRenee.com is a vehicle I have created to put my passion into action.   The idea to bring women together in a positive empowering place is something I have been working on for a very long time. 
I was always searching for a way to connect with other women and trust me, I tried MANY different ways without achieving my goal.  Yet, I kept getting up and trying again. 
My goal is to give everyday women a safe space to connect, inform and be informed on topics big and small.  We can discuss important issues such as politics and human rights just a few clicks away from sharing our favorite new lipgloss.  Being a woman means having the opportunity to decide what is important to you at the moment.  Even if your overall goals are deep rooted and serious, you are still entitled to be disappointed because MAC discontinued your favorite shade of red.  We can be devoted to helping children have full bellies and value the importance of that issue yet still be annoyed because our favorite show was pre-empted for a world event.  We are complicated and deep and intelligent and strong and fragile and confident and unsure and unstoppable – and that is just in one day!
Since social media is such an integral part of our daily lives, I chose to embrace this tool and use it for good to achieve my goal.  In the past, I have used my personal Facebook page to spread the word about important topics, volunteer opportunities within my community and as a way to bring people together for many other different reasons.  I have also seen wonderful engagement occur when I have created Facebook groups to meet a need.  My vision at this point is bigger.  My dreams are bigger and in the past year I have begun to believe anything is possible if you keep moving forward and working towards your goal.
So here we are, sister at the beginning of the journey.  I expect this site to be fluid, especially in the beginning, and it will change as together we learn what we want.  I am so happy you are here and I can’t wait to get to know you better.
To get started, let me introduce myself.  I am a 47 year old woman who feels like I am actually AWAKE for the first time in my life.  In the past two years, I have completely reinvented myself and have taken on the greatest adventure of my life, being ME!
I feel so lucky to be where I am at this very moment writing to you – on my sofa in my apartment in a city I have always loved.  I want to share my journey with you because I believe everyone deserves to be happy and we can all learn from each other’s stories. I can’t wait to share all my adventures with you as we get to know each other.  
Indulge me as I give you a quick summary of where I am now. 
I woke up on my 46 birthday feeling grateful for my blessings but also feeling like crap.  I wasn’t taking care of myself physically or emotionally.  I knew I had to make a change.  I had no idea how much that change would propel me into a new life in which things I used to fantasize about became my everyday reality.
In 2015, I was:

  • physically out of shape
  • in an unhappy marriage
  • living in a town which never felt like home
  • trying to find what I was supposed to be doing at this point in life
  • a mom of three children whom I love very much
  • fortunate to have friends and family who would support me
  • aware I was very blessed but still incredibly unhappy


In 2017, I am:

  • physically feeling great everyday when I wake up and able to appreciate my body for the first time in my life
  • amicably divorced and enjoying being single (and the fun of dating)
  • living in New York City which was previously a dream I never thought would happen
  • excited to be able to pass on my good fortune to help other women live a better life
  • a mom of three children whom I love very much
  • fortunate to have friends and family who have been incredible cheerleaders on this journey
  • constantly wondering if I am going to wake up from this dream at some point because I have never been this happy


To be clear,  I am not going to encourage anyone to divorce her current spouse in order to be happy.  This is not a story of male or female bashing, anger or negativity in any way.  My situation was unique and so is everyone’s story.

Throughout my journey, the biggest change I made was learning to be honest with myself.  I became the person I was always hiding on the inside and that is the key to my evolution.

That big change begins with the small step of speaking the truth and being able to connect with others.

And, that is why we are here!  Hopefully, that taste gives you enough of a reason to join the party and see what happens.

This is a brand new chapter in my adventure and I am thrilled to have you here. I hope we are joined by your friends, sisters, mothers and maybe Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, along on this ride.  No, I don’t know them personally but a girl can dream.

Really, why not dream?  The life I am living today is something I didn’t even dare to dream and yet I am sitting in my New York City apartment still awake at 3 am writing to you!

So ladies, go ahead and dream and let’s discuss how to make those dreams happen.



P.S.  I am also a natural redhead.  It is a big part of my identity and some say redheads have magic powers.  You never know…

P.P.S. I really love NYC, Musical Theater, Cooking, Feeding people all my baking creations, Funny People, Men (especially Rob Lowe), Barre and Strong Determined Smart Female friends.  Hopefully you love some of these things too so we can have lots to talk about.


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