When I Was Knee-High to a Grasshopper

In many ways, I feel as though I’m revisiting my childhood by being back in Canada.  I’m in my childhood home again and have had the greatest fun exploring all our little nooks, crannies and not-so-secret forts.  I’ve unearthed childhood treasures and looked through scrapbooks, old school papers, art projects, high school mementos, lost pictures, posters and stuffed toys.  It’s hard to imagine that girl from so long ago until I hold these things in my hands. 

This got me to thinking about this picture that I took on Green Island in Taiwan last summer.  I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw these two little tykes take this hill head on. They rolled until they were dizzy and then rolled some more. Remember when this was fun?  I thought I’d never be too old to enjoy being a kid and now I wish I had obeyed my impulse to have a go at it myself….

I might not have rolled down that hill but the child in me is still there.

Where ever you go, go with all your heart.
-Confucious

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. I'm an experienced businesswoman and have worked in many leadership positions in Asia. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. I started writing about my health journey in 2009 after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, which came with other massive health issues. These diagnoses were the start of my journey as a health advocate and patient leader. Since then, My Several Worlds has been recognized worldwide as a top site for AS, fibromyalgia, and chronic illness by WEGO Health and Healthline.

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