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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Edge

Sometimes we must stand on the edge, and allow life to happen. 
To be brave,
take the road less traveled.
To be true,
listen to your instincts.
To be happy,
find what you love to do. 
We are all wanderers, 
whether we travel, or stay in one place. 
The path that involves
your wishes, dreams, hopes and values
is more rewarding than the path
you believed that you had to take. 
Sometimes you must be patient and wait. 
Sometimes you must take the risk. 
But regardless of what you think,
the journey is determined by what you do. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Cinderella 2015

This film was just as lovely as I anticipated. It's the original classic revamped with more personality for Cinderella, the prince and even the step mother. 
As a Disney dreamer, I felt that this movie had the spirit of Disney, and it was presented in a classy and nostalgic way. The changes in the story gave it more depth, and the world was enchanting. From the costumes to the landscapes, Cinderella had a renaissance feel with a little modern flair. 
Yes, this is a story told time and again, but it is a story that everyone can relate to. There are times in our lives where we feel like the underdog, underappreciated and treated poorly, but the fairytale of Cinderella shows us that we can rise above the ashes, and be accepted for who we truly are. 
The spirit of the story is a constant theme in novels, video games, TV shows and movies. 
The fairy tale Cinderella is very simple, and it leaves a lot of room for creative writers to answer questions that other generations didn't ask. 
What was the real reason behind the royal ball? Why was the stepmother cruel? What kept Cinderella strong through the years of her cruel stepmother's treatment? 
Disney's revamped version answered these questions, and they added their own element of verisimilitude to the film. 
Five out of five butterflies. 

Bonus: The Frozen Fever short was adorable, and any Frozen lover should see it ^_^

Sunday, March 8, 2015

International Women's Day

Happy Women's Day Everyone! 

Here's a list of some ladies who inspire me. 

My mother. She's amazing, and she's done so much for me and my family throughout the years. We share a birthday, and I'm so proud to be her daughter. My mom has this uncanny ability to strike up a conversation with anyone about anything, and she can make beautiful quilts, afghans, scarfs and so much more. She's made so many incredible costumes for me throughout the years, and she still works on crafts to this day. Love ya Mom ^_^

Jane Austen- She's the coolest classical author that I have ever read. Her witty prose and heartwarming stories have spaned generations and they still hold a timeless theme in today's stories. 

J.K. Rowling- The ultimate author's dream. Her story of an orphaned boy who was able to defeat the darkness is a classic with good themes of courage, empathy and wisdom. 

Julie Andrews- This woman has talent, and her story is amazing. From singing to acting, Julie Andrews has inspired millions of people to go after their dreams. She's also one of the most respected and admired celebrities in Hollywood.

Emma Watson- From the iconic character of Hermoine to the brave, smart and incredible spokesperson that she is today, Emma Watson is one of the best actress role models that young girls could ask for. 

There are so many amazing women out there, and these are just a few of the insprational people that I look up to.