When I was little I remember how excited I was to begin planning and then ultimately revealing my Birthday wishes! I never bothered with silly superstitions like "don't tell anyone your birthday wish or it won't come true" or "you have to be thinking about your birthday wish when you blow out the candles". When I was a kid none of that mattered to me because in my wonderful child like mind the world was full of miracles and magic! When I was nine I had my "Crazy Auntie Linda" convince me that she was a magical fairy.... but back to the subject at hand, birthday wishes! I will be posting my birthday wishes on this blog, my wishes are only limited by my imagination. Some wishes will be amazing and fantastical while others may border on the mundane. More than anything else I hope that this exercise will help me remember how to wish and dream for things. Long ago I had wishes and dreams and slowly over time, I stopped dreaming, I stopped believing in magic and miracles and I replaced my awesome dreams with boring middle class outcomes and expectations. I started relying on things that I had control over, like degrees, my career and making sure that I never had a (clutches pearls) child out of wedlock. I set the bar for my dreams so consistently low that I fooled myself into thinking that I was happy, because I had reached my goals and attained my wildest dreams (sadly my wildest dreams consisted of $100 boots from Macy's and Jill Scott concert tickets). So I invite you to join me on this journey of self discovery as I practice by making random birthday wishes during the month of September.
Lottie Ellington burst on the Richmond's Burlesque scene in April of 2011 and has been on a mission to shimmy, shake and hip roll her way in to your heart!