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  • Writer's pictureBrandi Nikkale

You Childish

Children see magic because they look for it. - Christopher Moore

I was having a conversation with my friend Arie (Hey boo) the other day about my first business I ever opened.

When I was 9 years old, I started a stationery business called MCJE (Marcy, Courtney, Julie and Elizabeth (LMAO) my Jawbreaker stans know what's good).

We had meetings at my house on the weekends. We had positions for each member and we kept inventory. It was a serious thing. That was when I knew I wanted to create something. I wanted to own something. That energy has never left me.

Similarly, when I was about 4 years old, I begged everyone who came over to teach me how to read. My uncle finally heard my cries and purchased me the suite of Dr. Seuss books and my mother taught me how to read. I've been a self-proclaimed bibliophile since I knew how to read. As soon as I could hold a pencil, I was writing….even before I knew how to write words. Give me lined paper and I was writing a story.

As children, we try lots of different things but think about those things that make you feel something when you remember how much you loved them.What was that thing that you did that brought you the most joy as a child? What was that thing that you most looked forward to? Life hits us hard as we get older and we lose a lot of our childlike imagination and spark but that does not mean that you have to let go that thing that makes you feel proud giddy and hopeful.

Major Takeaway: Hold on to your childhood magic. If you have lost it, go find it again. Pick up the paint brush, the pencil, the microphone, the basketball, the hair brush, the jump rope or whatever it is. Do not let the heaviness of life take away those things that produce joy in you.

Action Item: Comment below and tell me the thing that you are committing to hold onto from your childhood!


Brandi Nikkale

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