For the last couple of weeks, I've been in deep introspection. I've been pondering on my childhood, and if I would be proud of the adult version of me. I noticed a disconnect with parts of myself. But to truly understand, I had to visit my childhood because that's where everything started. Whether it's good or bad, our childhood experiences eventually shape us into the adults we become (unless we take matters into our own hands, of course.)
I feel like who we are as kids is our real authentic selves. And over time, due to conformity, unfortunately, we start to lose the traits that made us, us. In my quest to reclaim the lost parts of myself, I have taken up several old hobbies that shifted something within almost instantaneously.
Reawakening my inner child has motivated me to fall back in love with life, as it reconfirms for me how everything is connected. I think it's really important to make sure that we never fully lose touch with our inner child, despite the circumstances we face in life. If we can keep that intact, the light will never fully go out. Allowing your inner child to roam free will illuminate other areas of life and bring such an optimism that I believe is really needed in this stressful world.