I got so excited when I came across the page in Wreck This Journal, that says “Color this entire page.” For a girl who never met a box of crayons she didn’t like, this page made me giddy right from the start. While contemplating the blank page, I was instantly reminded of something my sister and I did when we were kids. My grandmother showed us how to turn a boring piece of paper into a work of art by simply drawing an endless line of curves and curls until the whole page was filled with a random design. Then, it was all about filling in the gaps with color, in any sequence or color palette. Who needs a coloring book when you can make your own pictures?
With that in mind, I took a marker and reverted to my nine-year-old self for my journal page. I made curves in random directions until I ran out of space and then I picked out the brightest colors from my crayon box. One by one, I filled in all the spaces until the entire page glowed with color.
While I never really ignore my inner child for any extended period of time, this page was a nice reminder to hold onto that little girl inside of me. Children always see the world with so much wonder and curiosity, as if every day is an adventure. I never want to lose that, no matter how old I get. There is a such thing as having it both ways – I can be a responsible adult who goes to work every day and pays her bills, but I can also be a girl who plays with crayons and marvels at the world around her with an inherent sense of wonder.
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