I know it’s been a while and I’m about to bombard wordpress with a ton of thanks you and thanking Disney is kind of a weird thank you to start things off but we’re just gonna jump in.
College is kind of a roller coaster of emotions. I feel sad a lot more, but it also doesn’t take a lot for me to feel happy. I also feel like I’m being forced to grow up far before I’m ready–and I’ve quickly realized how not-ready I am for adulthood. How irresponsible and immature I am. How messy my life is.
But Disney is always there.
I’ve turned to Disney movies so many times in college. They’re great to watch when I’m knitting because I know the stories and the scenes by heart, so I don’t really have to focus on the TV. They’re great when I’ve had a rough week and I need to cry it out (Disney does tend to pull on my heartstrings). They’re great when I want to just feel good.
I love stories. I love becoming invested–leaving behind the world I live in for a magical land with beautiful characters. I love being able to just tune everything out and experience something new.
Recently I saw Big Hero 6 in theaters. GO. SEE. THAT. MOVIE. I can’t say that enough. Honestly, I can’t wait to go home again because I need to see it again.
I loved everything. The characters, the music, the story, the lessons! I laughed out loud and bawled like a baby–I shook in my seat. And I’m still raving about it.
This is going to sound really bizarre, but watching this movie made me really excited to have kids. I can’t wait for them to experience the disney magic as they grow up, and for them to believe they can do anything. Disney is introducing more strong female characters and straying away from the typical Sleeping Beauty types. They’re really changing with the times and blazing a trail that leads to empowerment and inspiration, and I can’t wait to experience it all through my kids’ eyes one day.
But not anytime soon because, after all, I’m still a kid. And Disney allows me to be that.
And I’m so inspired by them. In some way, shape, or form, I want to be a story-teller one day. I want to be like Disney–like the people at Disney. And honestly, it’d be a dream come true to work on a project with them. I don’t care how behind-the-scenes it’d be, I’d just love to be a part of the team that creates something so magical.
Who knows, maybe I’ll pursue that dream some day.
PS. The song from the Big Hero 6 trailer is fantastic: Top of the World – Greek Fire