Blowing Bubbles

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Feeling everything spiral out of control? Ever wish you could let go of what everyone thinks of you and expects from you? Ever wish you could get a break from what you expect from yourself?

We all feel that way sometimes. That we cannot keep up with the conditions we place on our own self worth. Just today I tried to lay down to rid myself of this haunting headache and the guilt I felt coming from the voices in my head was more excruciating than the headache itself.

I am reminded of myself as a child when time had no meaning and the the space in my head was not occupied with voices. I remember standing outside and blowing those magical iridescent bubbles that would be swept away in the wind until they disappeared. I try and imagine myself blowing those bubbles again, only this time, those bubbles represent the opinions and expectations of both myself and others. The freedom in just letting them float away with no desire to grab them and make them stick. Who in their right mind would attempt to hold onto those chains that imprison us and make us doubt our own decisions and our own self worth?

As a child, we are free. We are so busy exploring and living in each moment that we do not have time for anything else that does not serve our curious, playful spirit. Sometimes it is important to embrace that inner child and to reunite. Playing is important and the freedom to just be is the greatest dose of therapy you can offer your tired self. So today, play. Explore. Laugh. Blow some bubbles. Act silly. That little you has been patiently waiting for you to come back and see her again. When is the last time you took some time to play?

19 thoughts on “Blowing Bubbles

  1. I like to do it more often than not! I think it is vital to play. My son knows, that as soon as the responsibilities are done, it is time to play. It’s important to me that he grows up knowing how to be responsible and that he enjoys his childhood and teenage years – that he gets to be a kid. And I want him to see me play, too, so he recognizes how beneficial it is!
    It’s so windy today, I may just go fly a kite!

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  2. Hey Cutie
    I would like to nominate you to participate in a Writing Process Blog Meme.
    If you accept my nomination, you will need to write an article prompted by the following four questions and post it on your blog on Monday, May 5t, 2014. You’ll also nominate three writers of your choice to post their articles on their blogs on May 12, 2014. The four questions:

    What am I working on at the moment?
    How does my work differ from others of its genre?
    Why do I write what I do?
    How does my writing process work?

    I’d be honored if you would accept this nomination. Please let me know ASAP so that I can feature your blog in my post tomorrow, April 28, 2014. And I apologize that this is somewhat last minute.

    I would need just a little bit of info from you also to let my viewers know more about you, if you don’t mind. Just a brief writing bio, like what made you want to blog and when you started blogging, or anything else you would like me to share about you.

    Thank you! I really hope you decide to try this. I’m excited to showcase all your hard work.

    Blessings.
    πŸ™‚
    Staci

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    • Sure why not and thanks! I appreciate it. Let’s see. I started blogging a little over a year ago. I realized that my head was always full of ideas but I don’t often express myself well verbally. A friend of mine had a blog and I spent a year quietly wishing I had the courage to start one before I actually made the step to finally do it. Why do I blog? I love to constantly challenge myself to become a better person. It is through my writing, that I pause long enough to witness my own growth and watch the lessons that have been placed before me to unfold before my eyes. I love the freedom to share my soul with the rest of the world and show no restraint when it comes to my thoughts and ideas. The freedom that comes with speaking my own voice and allowing everyone to see the real me is exhilarating. I love to challenge people to see the deeper meaning in their own lives and situations. I also do the same when it comes to myself. I love connecting with other bloggers as well and I have made some pretty special connections that I cherish each and every day. You are one of them!

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      • Hey there cutie. So sorry I didn’t reply earlier. I was rushing to get the writing process post done and up, being that today was the day to do so.
        Yeah, yeah, yeah! I’m so happy you’re on board with this. And I totally agree with you. I love connecting with other bloggers too and so many of them are really special. You are one of them for me.
        Can’t wait to read your post next week.
        πŸ™‚

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