Overused? Cliche? Maybe, but when a moment of pure joy hits, the feeling of weightlessness, lights, noises and colours blend into the proverbial yellow brick road making you want to burst out in happy tears or sing Joy to the World, because these moments are fleeting and in a world of excess, hard to recreate organically.
I had a magical night with my bestie Sarah (seriously you should follow this girl) at Toronto's Nathan Philips Square on a quiet Wednesday evening in December. Skating. Exploring the market; eating vegan hot dogs, drinking spiked egg nog and devouring home made tarts.
Where Fear and Adventure Meet: Monica Goes Show
When I thought of doing interviews, Los Angeles based Monica Ortega was the first person that came to mind. The Monica Goes Show has delighted, motivated and inspired me ever since I came across Episode 8 two years ago , while researching my own trip to The Narrows in Zion National Park. I found a positive role model who charged head first into her fears, while stumbling, shaking and laughing the entire time. So you can imagine my excitement when she took time from her busy schedule to answer a few questions!
How many mugs have you seen with dance like no one is watching a t-shirt boldly stating sing like no one is listening and a candle holder with LIVE EACH DAY AS IF IT WERE YOUR LAST . Blow out that flame and life continues on like "normal". I want these to be my motto's to live each moment without fear of judgment, without fear itself. I want to dance like everyone is watching. And I want to invite you to join me.
Sometimes the effort is too much, other times it is like a breath, so natural and consistent. How do you train your mind and body to experience the magic that surrounds us everyday? How do you let go of the first world problems and align your behavior to gratitude and graciousness.
Sometimes it is easy to laugh and make fun of your discomforts or challenges, other times it is just plain nerve racking.