All Good Things are Wild and Free

All Good Things are Wild and Free

I must confess, I am a total weirdo. Maybe you noticed. It used to make me feel insecure when I was younger. Friends would call me a wild child, silly, weird, way too emotional, too sexual and…different. I was the girl dancing on tables, wearing feathers in my hair, getting the first tattoo of my friends and crying or laughing too hard. I have always felt like I am too much. Like I have to tame the wild thing in me to be loved. Be more normal. To fit in. And sometimes I would fake it being normal, but it made me miserable. Censoring myself so I wouldn’t let my wild child/ weirdness spill out was like trying to keep the lid on a pot boiling over on the stove. It was exhausting; I would dash home to recuperate from putting on that act. I was holding back what makes me unique. We are all different and what is different makes us beautiful. There is only one of us in all of time. There is a freedom in being your authentic self. My New Year’s Resolution is: to not only accept this part of me, but celebrate how different I am. Who wants to be wild, different, unique, weird and let their freak flag fly (or wave your glitter wand) with me in 2017? 

18 comments (Add your own)

1. goddessworkout_fit wrote:
I'm with you!! This post perfectly describes my life. I was also labeled with the very same words and found myself "trying to be/act normal". I was shut down so many times that it felt as though my light was ripped from my core. I then tried so hard to conform....and was completely miserable. It was quite painful. I am learning to give myself a break and let my inner uniqueness shine. It's scary and liberating at the same time!

For the record, I adore your weirdness! I love your blog posts. You have given me the courage to be myself. I printed out this particular post to keep me on track throughout the year. I know there will be times when I feel like shrinking back to the old default settings. I will keep pushing forward.

Thank you for being you! You are awesome!

Sending lots of love,


Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:08 PM

2. Jayne D wrote:
Wow this is 100% me thank you so much.
I have messaged your website about the bellydancing teachers course but have not received a reply. This is the second time that I have wrote.
I would greatly appreciate a reply.
Respect and love

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:10 PM

Yes to you and why not celebrate all of you that's the beauty in being uniquely made!!! My name is Miss E the Goddess and I'm very open and happy now- now that I've taken the limits off myself! It has made me feel very juicy and sensual so I'm all in with you the New Year...

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:18 PM

4. wrote:
I do

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:21 PM

5. Dawn Meldahl wrote:

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:22 PM

6. Danielle Erdman wrote:
Being weird is better than being "normal" (boring). The key is to find other weirdos to be weird with.

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:25 PM

7. Jerome Fortin wrote:
I, truly love your authentic and true self, dear Dolphina.:)
As Danielle said: Being weird is better than being "normal" (boring).
You are indeed special and I don't want you, any other way.

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:25 PM

8. John Dooley wrote:
Weirdness is cute ! Its in us all no matter if we know it or not.

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:26 PM

9. Amanda Otremba wrote:
'Normal' is the insult to me. I bring plushies to work as props when helping customers, wear awesome clothes from India and the Renaissance Faire, decorate my room like Atlantis, write fanfiction, and do cross-stitch of videogame images. I also study Latin with my friends for fun.

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:27 PM

10. Tom Nardone wrote:
I think everyone wants to be weird, just most people are afraid to do so. At least that is what I tell myself. Let's be fearless in 2017.

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:27 PM

11. Krissy Harris wrote:
That's why we soul sisters!!

I think growing up and into our weirdnesses is the big change.

At 47, I'm pretty much everything I tried to fight when I was 15. I would have been mortified! Instead, I'm happy and free!

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:28 PM

12. Marife Jeffries wrote:
Be you! You're perfect the way you are!!!

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:29 PM

13. Peter Yang wrote:
*sends you a great big surprise tuesday hug*

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:30 PM

14. Flavia Berys wrote:
Dolphina Simone - before you take off, I really want to interview you on my podcast on iTunes, Lifestyle Solopreneur. Please send an email to my assistant Liz and she will get you on the schedule !!! Would be so fun. Email Liz at cabrimediaTEAM @ gmail dot com. It's been too many years since Maui!!! 😘💕

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:31 PM

15. Suzy Sells Gardner wrote:
Yes ma'am!!

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:32 PM

16. Robin Curbello wrote:
Me! Me! Me!

I received a similar message last night... I like my quirkiness.

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:32 PM

17. Chrissy Nola wrote:
i agree dolphina. we should celebrate our individuality!!! i love it that u brought up, there will only be one of us in all of time we have on this planet. i love all the feathers and the glitter!!!

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:33 PM

18. Juliana Powels-Crouch wrote:

Thu, January 5, 2017 @ 4:34 PM

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