What I wish I could tell my younger self

My younger self was endlessly creative

Some of you might only know one aspect of how I share my creativity – through being a Life Coach and Mentor. It is such an important part of my life and my life purpose but, like many Creative types, it is far from my only creative path. I have many different creative interests and outlets.

Today I wanted to share a little bit more about one of those other outlets. Really, it is more of a passion — a fascination with dance and theater that I have had since I was a child growing up in Southeast Wisconsin. This week we are entering the final rehearsals for our local youth theater performances of Aladdin which I have been choreographing. Seeing the youngest little ones in that theater group reminded me of my very first performance at age 5, when I was a mushroom in Hansel and Gretel (no dancing there — my feet stayed firmly planted for that role). 

 

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As a young girl I was constantly staging musicals in my backyard or my best friends basement. I was fortunate that my brother and my best friend humored my creative urges. They would let me dress them up and teach them my choreography. As I grew up I would keep coming back to dance, with lessons through my teenage years and in college. And then after graduating when I had my own steady income, I set aside my first raise to head back to the dance studio. I never imagined that I would own a dance studio myself, but then the opportunity arose and I took it. I owned that studio for about 9 years.

 

Although I no longer work with dancers on a daily basis, in the last three years I have been able to share my passion for dance with our local theater group. It is such a wonderful thing to be able to share my creativity with enthusiastic children whose excitement is infectious.  I know how excited my 5 year old self would be if she could see me now!

Your Spark Exploration for this week: 
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Over the next few days I encourage you to take some time out to imagine your younger selves. Is there something that has kept coming to you over the years? Perhaps it is a hobby or interest that you wish you had the time to fit into your life?

When you make an excuse not to do something because you are too tired, or just blob out in front of the TV at the end of a long day, take a moment. Stop and think. What could you do instead? How could you embrace your inner child – and your creativity! 

If you had the chance – What do you wish you could tell YOUR younger self?

Thank You for joining us this week.

As I sign off I wanted to remind you once again – Your soul picked this life. 

Until next time,

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One last thing..

This week I am so excited to celebrate with all of you a creative celebration – the launch of one of my client’s novels! 

 

Cynthia Herbert released her first novel We are the Monsters” on Amazon October 1st

 

“…Much to Aimee’s surprise, her sixth grade year is not the catastrophe she expected. No one knows her terrible secret. The other girls are nice to her. She even finds a best friend! But then the closet in her classroom beckons to her. Aimee knows that the mystical place wants to help. What Aimee doesn’t know is how to face her own demons, as well as those of the people she loves. Does she have the courage to face her skeletons? Can she learn to live with her own family’s challenges? Can she become the master of her own life?…”

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