Re-Ignite Your Sense Of Wonder



I spent the last week with nieces and nephews at the beach, the aquarium, the carnival, eating caramel apples and playing in the sand. It give you perspective on joy, imagination, freedom of expression, imagination and creativity. And I began to think of ways to keep that momentum going seeing as we don’t have kids and our nieces and nephews are hours and hours away now. Hopefully this will help some of you to re-ignite your sense of wonder again 💙🐬🌊💙

“A sense of wonder is the key to agelessness”

Try everything, even things that may not sound fun or appealing to you. You never know, right? I’m sure you’ve tried things you thought you’d love and ended up wondering why you ever thought of doing it in the first place. So why not try the opposite? Never thought you’d want to play an instrument️🎻️🎷️🥁? maybe if you pick it up you’ll find it was one of the missing pieces of your life. The thing you never knew you wanted!

Let go of ego ☯️. Let go of your competitive side. Let go of the need to be the winner, the best at, and being number 1. Striving for perfection is tiring and can lead you down a path of defeat when you’re trying to experience new things. Worry about actually running 🏃🏽 before ever being concerned with beating your last PR.

Travel 🚙🚌✈🚆! Somehow when you set your feet in places you’ve never walked your mind is wide open for new experience. When your senses are awakened , your mind interactive and your eyes wide open 👀 you can sometimes learn new things about yourself and how you fit into the world. This can also open you up to new paths 🐾 to creativity and invention.

Volunteering. Putting yourself outside your own ego and self can be quite liberating. It can also allow you to experience life in new ways. This could be just the ticket to being inspired or motivated forward.

⭐Be an entrepreneur⭐. Having to rely on yourself and creating a business environment that puts you completely in charge of your own destiny is scary for sure. But it’s also mind expanding and creates an atmosphere of movement and change in your life. When you take on being your own boss you realize your own potential and can see it through your own eyes, not just through some boss in an office somewhere. You become more thoughtful, and more creative in your pursuit when you are doing something you wholeheartedly believe in. You can discover all of who you are and all that you can become!


Meditate ✌️🏽. Shut things down and out and just go within. To often the world tends to put constant chatter in our heads and we need to recharge and make it all stand still for a time so you can think fluidly again. Meditation will also bring you closer to your true self and callings because you are looking within as opposed to the world around you.

Let your inner weirdo out. Yes! Get down on the ground and do some sidewalk chalk. Go to a karaoke️🎤 place and belt out your favorite song. Do your hair 💇🏽that rainbow color you always wanted. Be a child again from time to time. If you let that inner wild one go, reclaim him or her and go and play, be weird!



Visit your local craft store and browse everything!! As you walk the aisles something will call to you. It may be a color, or shiny baubles or maybe even that blank canvas will inspire you ✂🖌! You don’t have to know what you’re going there for, just browse.

👶🏽Hang out for a while with kids. Round up your nieces and nephews. Remember what it was like to imagine🦄. To use your imagination to ride the skies with 🐲 dragons and silly animals 🐤🐛 from play-doh. Again, we tend to lose that inner child as we grow up and are submerged into the adult world. We lose our sense of wonder, reclaim it!

Create a vision board. Vision boards are awesome because it can start with a couple things and then when you start envisioning things you want to do and see, more and more is revealed. I actually realized my dream of one day playing the violin ️🎼️🎻️🎶through doing a vision board. I finally found a great beginner violin and I’m now pricing out teachers!

Put yourself in positions to meet new interesting people. As we go through our day to day we tend to meet the same or similar kinds of people. Moms meet other Moms at PTA, office workers hang with fellow office workers after work, etc.. Sign up for a painting class or floral arranging. Maybe a cooking 😋🍪 class or learn to tango 💃🏽🕺🏽. Get out and meet people who are different from the norm that you meet. Not because the norm are bad. But cultivating friendships with different kinds of people from different walks of life and interests will be inspiring for you.

Release that which is no longer serving you. From clothing to jobs. Try reinventing yourself. Stop holding onto the past. My biggest hmmm 🤔 is wondering why people hold onto eras. Instead take some from an era and move on and become and eclectic soul.

Doodle, ✏draw those silly flowers 🌸and smiley faces 😛. Doodling can have a calming effect, similar to meditation. Mandalas are sometimes drawn in repetition within a meditation. It will help relax your brain and rejuvenate your though process. Coloring books are also super helpful and fun!

Eat brain healthy foods; Blueberries, nuts🥜, seeds, avocados🥑…. Keeping your mind fresh and alert helps keep the creativity flowing.

The Arts.  ️🎧Music is a release and also can be inspiring. As well as art for some people. Some can find walking through a gallery very inspiring and thought provoking. So go see the ballet, your favorite band, or catch a play️ ️🎭!

Play video games, read comics, letting that inner child have some fun again 🤣

💤Sleeeeep💤. Catching enough zzzzz’s will help your mind to function better, as well as your whole body. This will help you be more creative, inspired and ready to expand your horizons.


The Blue Sky Tag

Thanks to Pamela @StarringPamela for another “open to all tag”! I love your blog & I’m happy I stumbled across you!



  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions
  • Tag 11 people
  • Give them 11 questions to answer



My Questions:

      1.What’s your favorite video game?

I don’t play many at all, or very often. So there are really only four; Fable, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy and Civilization


      2. Do you have any pets?

Two cats. Loki & Tinka Bell. Loki’s (the black one, has had several names. We thought at first he was a she and we named “her” Faith. When we found out she was a he, his name changed to Not Faith, which was Not easy to call him by. It was usually shortened to Not and he is kind of “off” and he never really learned that name. So since I’m a big Loki (Marvel) fan and we couldn’t think of anything that suited him, he became Loki. He is kind of dopey. He was brought to me as a stray. And he feared walking on the carpet the first week or so. Tinka Belle, is my little princess of the house. She is named after Tinkerbell (Peter Pan) and Belle (Beauty and the Beast). She doesn’t like humans at all. She was also a stray that was brought to us. We had her 5 years before she’d even let my hubby touch her. But now she’s come a long way and she is a bit social. They were both very feral and it took me a long time to gain trust with them. Now they are just happy lazy (Loki anyway) house cats who are tame as can be. But don’t expect Tinka to ever want to be near you, ever.


       3. If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would you pick?

Hmmm… I’m really not much of a celebrity stalker. And we’re talking dinner here. So how about Chefs Richard Landau & Kate Jacoby owners of Vedge, an innovative vegetarian restaurant in Philadelphia PA. Or any of the many fabulous chef’s I follow!




       4.What’s your favorite type of monument?

I love old burial monuments, the angels especially. I love temples and stone circles too.



     5.Do you ever print photos?

I do, for wall hangings!



     6.Coffee or tea?

Both! Depends on my mood.



     7.Do you dance?

Not often enough! 




   8.What’s your favorite holiday?

I used to love Halloween, but I think I mostly loved the cool crisp autumn breezes and all the autumn scents. In Virginia Beach, we don’t really get the same kind of autumn as we did in Ohio. But I still love it because it’s the beginning of all the winter holidays. It’s a magical time!

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   9.Do you believe in ghosts?

Yes I do 

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   10. How many people would you ever invite to your house at one time for a party? Is there a limit?

Well, there’s only a limit because, space you know? We have a smallish apartment. We were actually trying to plan a July 4th get together here and we were just debating how many we can fit inside. We guess at 10 max!

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   11. What always makes you laugh?

The sound of babies laughing, Marvel movies, SNL, Last Week Tonight, The Daily Show, my hubbies jokes

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My Nominees:

I’m going to do an opt-in option for today’s tag. If you would like to do this tag, just comment “Tag Me!” below (or whatever you want really) and then be sure to let me know so I can read it!

And that’s the Blue Sky Tag! Let me know if you do this tag or feel free to answer a question or two (or all!) in the comments below. I’d love to read your answers.

Later all!

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TAG: Who I Am


Not sure where the tag originated but, I found this over at  ReadRantRock&Roll.  Mischenko has a fun laid back blog about music, books and life. I love to read her blog, it’s like sitting with a good friend over a cappuccino in a cozy coffee shop!  Thought the tag looked looked fun, so lets roll….


What Is the Meaning of My Name?


Angeloftheshore has been my social media name for a realllly long time. Angel is the name I dabbled with changing my name to. It was a nickname and at one time it just fit me. These days I’m comfortable in my own given name of Susan. But it’s Susan, or even Suzy if you wish, no Sue. And the ‘oftheshore” part is because at one time I was very deeply into marine wildlife advocacy. And I was Angel, on the shore (leading campaigns). I am still very much an animal advocate. But I had to step away quite a bit. People who are deeply submerged in animal rights and welfare issues witness so many atrocities day in and day out. We see so much of the uglier side of humans. I developed a sort of PTSD from it all. I’m much better now, but I was in a pretty deep depression for some time. I’ve since learned better skills to balance it all out.



What is my Myer-Briggs personality type? (Link)


Individual Traits:



-FEELING – 75%

-JUDGING – 32%


The rarest Myer-Briggs Personality Type – Less that 1% of the population

Famous INFJs; Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Goethe, Cate Blanchett, Mahatma Gandhi and Plato

This is pretty spot on for me



What is my Zodiac Sign? (Site for Sign)




Element: Fire

Quality: Fixed

Color: Gold, Yellow, Orange

Day: Sunday

Ruler: Sun

Greatest Overall Compatibility: Aquarius, Gemini

Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 10, 19

Date range: July 23 – August 22


What is my Hogwarts House? (Link)


That link didn’t work for me 🙁

 But every time I take a sorting quiz, I’m sorted into Ravenclaw. Even when I was sorted for The Hogwarts Running Club I was sorted into Ravenclaw. Usually I have placed 2nd with Gryffendor, 3rd with Hufflepuff and lastly with Slytherin.




What are my Learning Styles? (Link)

Your scores were:

-Visual 10

-Aural 9

-Read/Write 11

-Kinesthetic 8

I have a multimodal learning preference.



Am I Right or Left Brain Dominant? (Link)




What is my Blood Type?




What Career Am I Meant To Have? (Link)


You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all you have to do is get a piece of paper and share it with the world. You were born to turn words into magical stories

Which Divergent Faction Do I Belong In? (Link)


You belong in Abnegation!
You belong with the selfless. You always find yourself lending a hand to others, and you seldom realize it. You truly care about the people around you, and you’re the first to notice when someone is under the weather. Just when you think you have a day to spend for yourself, you probably catch yourself listening to a friend dish about her problems instead. Some people might tag you as “boring”, but those closest to you know that you’re a simple gal with the purest of hearts.

What Does My Birth Order Say About Me? (Link)

My two siblings are 16 & 17 years older than me and both were out of the house before I was 2. So some might say I was more of an only child…but

The Baby

Stereotype: Free spirit, risk taker, charming.
Why it’s true: Parents are less cautious. (Hey, the older ones ate the dog’s food and lived!) And they also probably have more resources than they did when starting out. “Parents are more lenient, so youngest kids tend to be less rules-oriented, and yet they still get lots of attention,” says Salmon.
When it’s not: “Some babies resent not being taken seriously,” says Linda Campbell, a professor of counseling and human development at the University of Georgia, in Athens. “They might become very responsible, like the oldest, or social, like the middle.”


“I wasn’t tagged for this and wouldn’t feel right tagging anyone else, but I would love to see EVERYONE do this tag! It’s so much fun and I learned some things about myself I didn’t previously know. I can’t wait to see every one else’s answers. It’s a good way to get to know others!

Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for reading…”