My childhood dance lessons & thoughts on the culture

I took dance class for the entirety of my childhood. I attended my first dance school from about ages 3-5. I actually STILL can remember what the studio looked like, I still have memories of changing dance shoes between classes, and can still see myself doing the butterfly stretch. It was a 3-in-one dance classContinue reading “My childhood dance lessons & thoughts on the culture”

My mom would sing to me, “I’m gonna make you love me”

When I was a child I was very uncomfortable with physical affection. But my mom was always a very physically affectionate person. So she would always be trying to hug me, cuddle me, hold my hand, kiss me, etc. I didn’t like cuddling, I didn’t let her hold my hand, and I was very physicallyContinue reading “My mom would sing to me, “I’m gonna make you love me””

TBT ~ Personal thoughts growing up with Mom

Growing up with my mom was a unique experience that presented its own benefits and challenges. In some ways we shared similarities but in other ways we have always been polar opposites. Silly stuff My siblings and I always had trouble waking up in the morning for school, so she would come in and wakeContinue reading “TBT ~ Personal thoughts growing up with Mom”

Personal confession ~ scary movies are too scary

I have a confession to make. Something I never really shared with others when I was younger because of embarrassment. But now I don’t mind sharing with the world. Now, this is going to sound ironic, coming from someone who loves Halloween and all things creepy. But the truth is — I have always beenContinue reading “Personal confession ~ scary movies are too scary”

Little Pixie ~ Shadows (Part III)

Friendship was very important to Nixie, the little Pixie. One of her best friends named Roxy, a fire pixie who was also a princess, stopped attending classes. Her wealthy parents wanted her to focus on being groomed into a true queen in order to fulfill her royal duties, so school was no longer a focus.Continue reading “Little Pixie ~ Shadows (Part III)”

Little Pixie ~ Waves (Part II)

[Part I – An Introduction] Nixie, the little pixie, sat on a rock with her feet dangling in the water, splashing her toes around. As always, she was lost in her thoughts. By the age of seven, she had already learned to repress her emotions. Her baby-years were full of tantrums that her parents dealtContinue reading “Little Pixie ~ Waves (Part II)”

Wish Wednesday ~ your special gifts

As a child, you were welcomed into a crazy world. You met so many different people. You explored so many different places. And through these experiences, you learned that it’s all the same. Everyone is unique, but everyone is human. Just like you, they all have their struggles, and they all try their best. AndContinue reading “Wish Wednesday ~ your special gifts”

Self-care Sunday ~ Dissociation

Dissociation means to “dissociate from the world” by losing consciousness. It involves detachment from one’s feelings and entire reality. Dissociation is an involuntary, instinctual, survival response conditioned in early childhood as a way of responding to trauma. Those who frequently dissociate are likely to have a personality disorder due to a serotonin deficiency. During aContinue reading “Self-care Sunday ~ Dissociation”

Inner child 😇💖

Keep your inner child alive Don’t let it die It’s hiding inside Beneath the layers of fright. As you grow, as you go on The world continues to tell you: you’re wrong. They see your spirit soaring so high It makes them worry, to see you fly To see you dream, to see you wonderContinue reading “Inner child 😇💖”