OK! It’s time! Really! My inner brat has been neglected, confined, and silenced for way too long. You know… serious adult life. Responsible. Do what has to be done. Knock off the to-do list. She has been getting restless though… I can feel her. Now it’s her time to shine.

Why do I love her? Because she keeps me true to myself. She knows what she wants. I’m letting her out to play! Fun, laughter, silliness, lazy times, self-indulgent bliss… perhaps a bit of mischief! All of it. Just whole chunks of time, better yet… days, without a care in the world. Just serendipity. What do I really want to do today? How do I feel today? What delights today? What would be really fun? Hmmm… the delicious freedom of that.

How about you? Want to join me? Will you allow yourself to step out of your routine and adult persona, and gift yourself with some light-hearted and carefree time? To pay attention to what your inner brat wants? She is  the part of you that asks “what about me”? The part of you that is yearning for your attention and nurturing. The part of you that really wants to count in the scheme of your life. What does she really, really want?

If you acknowledge her and allow her to be free even for a few days at a time, what would you do? How would you feel? What would you discover about yourself? How would it affect your life?

I think that when we embrace our brat within and give in to the whims of her heart… our lives become richer, fuller, and way more fun. There is a pure wisdom to her desires. If we override that with our mental chatter of what we should want, think, say, do… then we lose so much of our joy and the possibilities of what our lives could be.

So go ahead! Let your wonderful inner brat out to play. Let her be free. See where she takes you. It could be an adventure!

This is going to be fun!

“The highest form of bliss is living with a certain degree of folly”  ~Erasmus
“Girls just want to have fun!”  ~Cyndi Lauper