In 2022 I will connect with my INNER-CHILD whose been buried beneath extreme adulting. She’s itching to crawl out of her dark hiding space to get curious about the world again, explore her creativity, and discover new social hobbies. I miss “Keex”, the infinitely more fun, loquacious, and physically expressive version of myself. Right now I feel like a boring old fuddy-duddy. To me, reconnecting with my inner-child means temporarily detaching myself from expectations, responsibilities, and accomplishments. It’s about exploring the depths of my personality and the spectrum of possibility.
I remember when play used to come easily; especially when I was a professional dancer and an aerial artist. I literally got paid to play! I got to travel around the world, live in the land of make-believe, dress up in costumes, tell stories, and entertain audiences with my closest friends. We would even turn long-ass video shoots that involved a lot of “sit around and wait” into endless hours of fun. And then there were the after-parties where Keex got to turn up! I never anticipated that all of that would shift. But I changed careers, got older, and “shift” happens.
I obviously can’t recreate those past experiences. But I can bask in their memories and use them as reminders of what I want to feel again. That daring sense of wonder that makes me step outside of my comfort zone in vulnerable ways. The dreamer that loves to create from every corner of her imagination. That uninhibited silliness and fall on the floor laughter that transports me out of my jaded adult world and onto the playground again; connecting with others in ways that bring out our best selves.
31 Days of Soaked In Thought (S.I.T.)
S.I.T is an invitation to SIT with yourself – for a few minutes per day – to think your thoughts, feel your feels & express your emotions with a JOURNALING RITUAL. For the entire month of Jan, I’ll be posting daily journaling prompts as a source of inspiration. Ring in the New Year by getting #soakedinthought