what made you smile when you were 10?

As the preparations and planning began today for the annual Caribana festival in Toronto, I seriously got in touch with my inner child again. When I was a girl I would lock myself in my room for hours and just dance! I would dance until I was a delirious and sweaty mess!!! Now here I am, many many many years later dancing in my living room just like that 10 year old version of me and I am loving it!!! Albeit I’m not exactly dancing to Debbie Gibson like I did back then. In the spirit of Caribana I am shimmying and shaking it, arms up and jumping to my favorite island tunes and it is the best damn feeling in the world. Why the hell did I ever stop doing this?!?!?!

So what was it that got your heart pumping when you were a little girl?
What was it that made you smile so hard that your face would hurt?
What was it that made you feel like you had the power to bring the whole world right to your feet?

Whatever it was, I suggest you do it and do it often!! Who cares if you think it looks silly and childish…that’s kina the point. Not only are these activities clues to your true passions, but they are what keeps you connected to that little girl version of you. And the day that you lose touch with your inner child is the day that you stop living. Stop thinking about it and just do it…I promise you, it will be nothing short of exhilarating 😀


About the writer

So yes, you've guessed it...I am in the process of getting divorced. Now surely I've had many challenges along the way, but I can honestly say that it has truly been the most eye opening experience of my life. Although it's never what you plan or hope for and it can be truly devastating when you realize it's happening, but it can also have a silver lining if you look for it...once you get through the guilt, anger, self-loathing, several pints of Haagen Dazs and a crate or two of wine of course. My divorce not only got me out of a very unhealthy relationship, but it also opened the door for me to reshape my entire life. So after a year of loafing, I am getting my ass off my couch and into gear to transform everything that I know has not been doing me any justice in my life. I went from trying to be the perfect daughter to trying to be the perfect wife, constantly accepting that which was imposed on me and living my life on auto pilot. Well, all that is about to change. 2012 is finally over and the new year is here, and this will be the year that I change my life and make it what I want it to be. This blog will document my experiences and hopefully help other men and women in the same boat to find some sort of inspiration. I would also like to hear from those of you who have some tips, advice or inspiring stories of your own to share. For many of us, just knowing that there are others who have lived to tell their stories with somewhat of a happy ending, is inspiration enough. Happy New Year!!!


  1. Fantastic, embrace our inner child within. You’ve inspired me :)))

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