While being naive can have its downside, there is something to be said about pure innocence.
My husband tells me that my most endearing (non-physical) feature is my child-like innocence and enthusiasm. He says it livens up every situation and makes life fun. The main character in my first book possessed those qualities, too.
Sometimes I worry that I am losing that. What happens when if we adopt - will I become a responsible 'mom', or will I simply have someone new to bounce off? I hope the latter! But it is more in the day to day rituals that I must remember my true self.
Remember that life is still a roller coaster - one with lots of drops, twists & turns. And I'll be screaming with delight the whole time!