Owning Our Desires


Colorful detail of fine art print from the Twinki-Winki Glorious Misfits wall decor series in version Pika.

me so wanni twinki-winki
me so happi twinki-winki
me so butiful
you so butiful


There’s this pivotal moment in “Super Luca’s Glorious Twinki-Winki Adventure” when the kids in my story sing the “Twinki-Winki” song. Luca taught the gang the song after hearing it from Pika the circus bird.

Now as it turns out, Pika had learned the song from Otto the rabbit. And Otto got Pika to sing that song so that she could start dreaming big again. Ya see all she’s ever wanted is to shine like a big circus star and Otto knew that about her. But she kinda forgot about her dream at some point...

What do you really want

When was the last time you answered this question? And did it take a little introspection or did you rattle off a long list of desires? And for those of us who draw a blank, have we stopped dreaming? Do we not want anything?

Do we not know how to dream anymore?

Maybe what’s going on is that somewhere along the way we’ve decided it’s easier to not have big dreams. Because that way you won’t get crushed by the disappointment if your dream doesn’t come true.

Or maybe what’s happening is that we don’t allow ourselves to dream anymore because what we want seems so out of reach and impossible. We’ve decided that it’s not for us to have.

Alex Mitchell surrounded by a heap of clothes, going through her wardrobe figuring out her personal style.
Self-worth is tied to everything we think, say, and do. So what does our capacity to dream say about how worthy we feel?

Well, if having big dreams and desires feels like something we need to earn, then we’re in trouble. Because that would mean that the more you desire something, the more you need to work to deserve it.

Not only are you already worthy of all you desire, but your sole purpose here is to dream and desire. Because the act of dreaming and desiring is how we expand. And expansion is what we feel and do when we love being alive.

It’s owning our desires that enables us to show up for ourselves.

What we desire is to live authentically with the fullness of who we are. And that includes all the abundance we desire for our lives. Whatever it is we need to thrive is part of us living authentically. In other words, if Life is about figuring out how to show up as the truest version of ourselves, then our desires lead the way. They guide us. We need to desire.

Not letting ourselves dream big is how we hide.

You’re not here on this planet to hide under a rock. You already are who you were born to be. But you’ve gotta let yourself thrive.

You’re here to dream big, to act big, and to love big. Anything you can think about that gives you a feeling of expansion is a step in the right direction.


Alex Mitchell feeling inspired and happy wearing her soft cotton Twinki-Winki slogan tee with style.


What do we really want?

What we all want is to shine.
What we want is to twinki-winki. Posh me fabulous with sprinkles on top. Amen.


And on that note, here's the Twinki-Winki song for ya:

me so wanni twinki-winki
me so happi twinki-winki
me so butiful
you so butiful

posh me fabulous
love me true
posh you fabulous
love you true

me so wanni twinki-winki
me so happi twinki-winki
me so butiful
you so butiful

posh me fabulous
love you true
posh you fabulous
love me true


Did ya sign up for Twinki-mail? But how else am I gonna show your inbox some love? Give it a try. The worst that can happen is that you pick up some fashion misfit style tips. And that’s probably a good thing! It’s free. No spam. Yay! I twinkle for Twinki-mail!