Once Upon a Dream

I’ve been fascinated by princesses for as long as I can remember! From The Little Mermaid, to The Princess Diaries, to Rapunzel, and everything in between. The Dresses and lifestyle seemed so thrilling and ideal.

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Recently, the parade scene from The Princess Diaries 2 has been on my mind. For those of you who aren’t as well acquainted with this movie as I am, in this scene Mia, the heir to the Genovian throne, tells a little girl that all girls are princesses. I always thought this was an adorable moment, but lately this idea has really been resonating with me. Being a princess goes way beyond the tiara, which is something I first realized when I began training for the Disney Princess Half Marathon, so I’ve decided to start a series all about what I believe being a princess means.

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This dress made me feel like a princess (the little boy who called me, “princessa,” while taking these pictures helped too!) and very Aurora-esqu, so today’s lesson will come from Sleeping Beauty, and no it will not be about getting enough sleep! The quality the makes Aurora a role model for any princess, is her ability to dream. In the context of the movie she sings about seeing her true love Phillipe, “once upon a dream,” but this can apply to so many important dreams! Having a goal, and striving to make it happen, is a very princess-like thing to do! Whether it be working towards attending your dream college, taking art lessons to hone your skills, or simply becoming a happier person, your goals are so important! So keep dreaming, and you too can say that you’ve seen your goals come true, “once upon a dream!”

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What dreams are you working towards making a reality?

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