Saturday, October 6, 2012

Day 1097 - Disneyland and my Inner Child

My inner child is in there .... just below the surface.

Nurturing the inner child
(C) Deep Fried Fruit
I know I'm all OCD at times, and I am a control freak. Plus I run a tight ship and can be very committed (to the point of obsessive).  I am extremely focused and driven and can be a bit demanding.  But when it's all said and done, and when the time is right, I can very easily take off that mask and let my mini-me out.  My inner child is right there, just below the surface.  And I am grateful for that ...

It's my inner child that helps me write children's books.  It's my inner child that helps me do cartwheels.  It's my inner child that helps me relate to and nurture children.  It's my inner child that gets me all excited at the smell of crayons.   It's my inner child that feeds my love for Disney and all the magic it has to offer. It's my inner child that had me squealing with delight at the sight of Minnie. Or is perhaps Disney and Minnie that awoke my inner child?

Minnie is a rock star!
(C) Deep Fried Fruit
Yeah, you know I love Disney.  I always have and I always will. Right back to the days when Disney would come on our one TV channel of a Sunday afternoon with the song and the spinning tea cups ride.  I've been to Disney in the US five times now and could easily make it an annual adventure.  My trip this year gave me plenty to blog about.  You can read about it here, and here, and here, and here. Oh, and you can read about it here. And here.  In fact you can also read about it here and here. Why not just check out the month of June 2012 in my archives and see it all for yourself.

Since that trip I have had a bunch of people come to me and say I've inspired them to make the trip themselves.  That's so cool. I think I have counted seven families now taking the trip because of my Disneyland writings. And they're just the ones I know about!  I've even had strangers come to me for information/advice and some Disney tips and tricks.  I spoke to one lady at a cheerleading comp for about half an hour on all things Disneyland after her daughter read Cheer Chick Charlie book one where Charlie goes to LA.  I'd never met that lady before, but I know that I'll be meeting her again.  I am sure she will track me down to tell me about her Disney adventure when it's all over and done with.

Leanne and the very inspiring Mickey and Walt
(C) Deep Fried Fruit
Why do I love Disney so much? Because it feeds my inner child.  It helps me to take off the official mask of adulthood and reminds me of the magic that is life.  And from a business point of view Walt Disney himself inspires me to move forward and strive for my dreams.  Disney is the ultimate dream catcher.   And the best news is, Disney lives inside each and every one of us. Right there, just below the surface.  Sometimes it just takes a moment to recognise it.

How's your inner child going?

Is Disney on your radar?

Today I am grateful for my inner child and for Disney. What are you grateful for?

For more Disney be sure to keep an eye on the Disney website.

For more gratitude you can head on over to Kidspot's Village Voices where Maxabella hosts 52 Weeks of Gratitude.

For more inner child, check inside of you.


  1. You and me both! I have always loved everything about disney. Hubby always asks... are you buying that for your daughter or for you?

  2. That's beautiful! So important to nurture our inner child. I only wish I remembered to do it more often x

  3. You are Blogtoberfester #300! Yay!
    Right for someone who runs a tight ship (I guess you like these kind of round,tidy numbers) and is in touch with her inner child who likes the magic. :)

  4. I do like round tidy numbers! LOL. I can't do odd numbers. It makes me dreadfully uncomfortable. You picked it in one!

  5. I love this Leanne. I think my inner child is in need of a play date, too much serious grown up stuff lately. :)

  6. Good for you! A sense of fun is so important, playing with my kids helps bring this out, any excuse really! Glad to have found your blog too!

  7. My inner child is happy as a clam and LOVING Disney. I don't think I'd make a trip to the States just to go there, but we loved Eurodisney when we went. It was the best day out. x


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