52 Weeks To A Freeplaylife::Week 4!
Oh, it’s so on, bitches! Three weeks into our adventure towards a whimsical, playful, awesome life and you have already lit up the internets like a firework. Week 3 started off rocky because you all were a little reluctant to delve back in your past to find your inner kid and invite her along to play. But then it ended in a fury of asses gone wild all over facebook and instagram and twitter. And that, my friends, made me cry tears of awesome. By being silly (I’ll show you my ass if you show me yours!) you also found something profound in the form of self acceptance. This kind of profound silliness is at the core of a freeplaylife, as is a wide open love of yourself and everything you bring to the world.
It’s a simply truth that our ability to love and accept others is tied intimately with how well we can love and accept ourselves. So while your goal every day might be to be a better wife/mom/friend/person, if you fail to embrace who you are right at this moment then you’re kind of rowing in a boat with only one paddle. Love your ass, love the world! Not only that, but I’ve seen how contagious love and appreciation is. Because you were brave enough to show your asses all over the internets, you made it OK for other women (and men!) to do the same. Instead of buying into the self loathing that is all over the place, your asses were a shining beacon of self love and unconditional acceptance. What you gave out was mirrored back in hundreds of ways, and it’s only just beginning. That’s what this 52 weeks to a freeplaylife is all about!
So, to recap for all of you just joining us, here are the weekly challenges so far…you can start at the beginning or just jump in right now!:
Week One: Listen to what you need. Then get it.
Week Two: Others can’t see you if you don’t see yourself first. So start by taking self portraits!
Week Three: Go back and remember what you were like growing up. Find that playful kid and bring her along on your journey.
Which brings us to week 4.
This new month we’ll focus on claiming our inner superhero. We all have one. We all ARE one. That point isn’t up for dispute, so if you want to disagree with me…well, just shut it. You are a superhero. FACT! Even if you don’t feel like it now, you’ll come around.
A good superhero needs a great theme song. That is your mission this week.
Find a theme song.
Make it something you can really shake your ass too!
Make sure it has a catchy phrase that you can sing in your head when the douchebags try to get you down.
Get it on your iphone/computer/ipad, so you can groove to it any time.
Do you guys have Spotify yet? You can get a free account, and create a playlist. Add all the songs that you feel best represent you right now. It doesn’t have to be just one. I guarantee one will rise to the surface, but there will probably be a bunch to choose from. You can’t force finding your theme song any more than you can force finding your animal totem. It will come to you this week. So just open your mind, add songs that inspire/connect/speak for and to you.
Last year my song was DMX “Party Up (in here).” I still really really love it, but I’ve moved on in my journey. I’ve gotten better at establishing my boundaries, so I don’t have as much need to be all “fuck you!” to everyone I meet. But if that’s where you’re at, I really recommend this song. It doesn’t get much better than listening to a douchebag try to step all over my boundaries and be thinking in my head “I don’t know who the fuck you think you talkin to but I’m not him, aight slim? So watch what you do!” and my personal favorite, “If I gotsta bring it to you cowards then it’s gonna be quick, aight? All your mens up in the jail before, suck my dick!” ‘Slim’ became my own personal code word for ‘you are a raging douchebag’, and I’d use it as a nickname for people I came across during my day that were disrespecting me. Usually I’d just let myself be walked all over, but last year thanks to this song I would be all, “Hey, Slim, that’s not going to work for me. Can we come up with another solution?” Obviously, last year I was having a really hard time standing up for myself (ha! More like, every year since my birth!) so DMX did it for me. DMX helped my strong superhero come out whenever I’d think of that song.
This year you’re gonna have your own superhero theme song.
So go find it!
I’ll tell you what mine is tomorrow, and share my own spotify playlist of theme songs I’ve chosen from!Share Tweet