January ,21 2016
If Merida was Part of Your Squad…

A little while ago I wrote a post about what my life would be like if Simba from The Lion King was my spirit guide. It is again time to let Disney control our lives (haha, not entirely anyway). There a plethora of Disney movies and characters with lessons to share. Let's see how life would be if we had Princess Merida from Brave as a member of our friend squad. Take that Taylor Swift, haha! If Merida was part of my squad she would say... suitorsFind love in your own time. The pressure to find the love of your life, get married, and have two children by age 30 is becoming an old expectation. Life, especially for women, has changed rapidly in the last century and there's nothing wrong with taking the long way round to your own happily ever after. Don't chain yourself to the first Wee Dingwall you meet because you're afraid you'll never meet anyone else. If Merida was part of my squad she would explain... That you can't let society define you. If you want to do archery, let your hair blow in the wind, ride off into the sunset with no prince by your side and kick ass as a strong independent woman, DO IT! Conforming to societal expectations can be upsetting and exhausting. Be yourself and you'll find yourself being the happiest form of you. If Merida was part of my squad she would tell me... To take time out for myself. We've all been there. Overwhelmed and so downtrodden with the responsibilities and expectations of life. Take a breath. Take a bubble bath. Walk to your happy place. Whatever it is, take a moment to have a your-name-here day dedicated to nothing but doing whatever you want to do. If Merida was part of my squad she would expect... My fate to be in my own hands. If you don't like the direction your life is going, make the change. Find your own path of will-o'-the-wisps. Your destiny may not be as finite as you believe. I would not recommend searching for a witch to cast a spell for you. Seems complicated and then you'll end up with a household filled with bear carvings ; ) If Merida was part of my squad she would preach... familyListen to your friends and family. Whether they are giving you advice or are looking for someone to vent too, be ready to listen. With technology ever present in everyone's lives, it is so easy for things to get misinterpreted. Say what you think and feel and hear the people around you. Sometimes they've been trying to tell you something you simply didn't hear before. xo Novellette

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