Growing up I always loved Disney Movies.
Who didn’t want to be a princess?
I would prance around my house with my little tiara and oversized dress up clothes singing about my one true love.
Such a powerful 4 letter word. Some of us have been fortunate enough to fall in love with someone, others of us have had to experience the nightmare of the hurt and heart ache that comes along when that love doesn’t work out.
I recently experienced one of the hardest heart aches of my life.
I firmly believed that I had met the man of my prayers and dreams. Due to this, I wanted him to put a ring on it.
Last year, I was a part of 7 weddings. Needless to say with so much “love and marital bliss” in the air I equally began to become enthralled with the idea that I was ready for a lifetime of marriage with my best friend.
In the Disney Movies we never see the princess hinting towards marriage. The man seems to just know that she is the one and within days is on one knee proposing.
I think this skewed view on how courting works has deeply affected society in a negative way. As a young girl I have grown up with this fairytale idea on love. Unfortunately, this is not a fairytale but instead the real world.
Now, as I sit single once again contemplating on love. I think about how that little girl princess now needs to move into being ready to be a Queen.
A Queen rules her own life. She rules the land. She doesn’t sit by waiting on a man. She makes her desires known and gets things done.
It can be a struggle growing out of this princess like attitude, but rewarding at the same time.
I have so far in the last few months started my road to grad school by paying out of pocket for my prerequisite classes and entrance exams. I signed up for a marathon and planned a two week trip to Europe.
I am starting to rule my own land, rule my own life, no longer waiting on the permission to start a life with a King by my side.
Let’s see how it goes,
Discovering a New Me
Favorite Song currently…. “To cry shows that you are living”