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Where Did The Crayons Go?
Letting go, enjoying life, and bringing back the crayons.
I recently heard a cute story about a bookstore seminar where at one point adults were invited to color, but nobody moved from their seats when the paper and crayons were laid out. A young girl, not part of the seminar, ran over and got so excited about seeing the crayons and her excitement got everyone coloring, laughing, and enjoying the activity.
Eventually, her father led her away and after a while the activity ended. The crayons were put away and the seminar went on. The young girl reappeared a short time later only to exclaim, “Where are the crayons? We NEED the crayons!”
Indeed, little girl, WHERE are the crayons? Or the paints, hobbies, activities, and everything else that brings color to our lives.
At the beginning of the story, none of the adults wanted to color. They sat stoically in their chairs wondering why they were being asked to do something so silly, so frivolous.
It took a young girl to remind them how to relax and just have fun.
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As we all often do, I also started out living colorfully. As a child and into my teens I created and explored. I was an artist using mostly pencils and watercolors. In my late teens/early 20’s, I traveled the country for three years never knowing my next destination each time I moved on. Everything about life was an adventure to be explored.
Then eventually, I settled down.
I kept some of the creativity as I raised my twin sons. But after they moved to live with their dad and I took a management position at the company I worked at, the color faded for a while. I had “settled down”, was getting paid well, but getting very bored.
Things definitely needed to change. I needed that color back!
I stepped down from that management position and began putting my real life back together. Travel became my art once again. Local day trips and overseas adventures, it doesn’t matter, I look forward to each new adventure.
Exploring new things is how I continuously bring color into my life.
A few years ago I was introduced to kayak fishing by my other half. He even convinced me to start a YouTube channel documenting our fishing adventures! That was way out of my comfort zone, but now that I’m comfortable on camera, YouTube and podcasting are a big part of my business.
We both also recently got back into archery which is becoming a whole new adventure that we hadn’t even considered a year ago. There’s definitely a learning curve as neither of us had shot in years. But we’re having a blast!
Bringing the color back will look different for everyone, but what’s important is bringing it back and enjoying the brightness and joy that comes along with it.
You don’t need to commit to a big expense like kayaks or archery equipment. You could literally bring the color back by getting crayons and paper, just like the little girl at the seminar convinced everyone to do.
Not sure where to start looking for your crayons? Human Design is a great place to start. Whether it’s making a decision on a new job or a new hobby, understanding how you operate in the world can help you get back on track to finding your true path. Learn more at www.thelifewalk.com