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 😀