First of all, this whole blog post was inspired by a scene I saw today in one of my favorite TV shows, Reign. I actually uploaded a video of it to YouTube specifically so you all could see it too. Short disclaimer here, this video will not be professional quality, I just took a video of my TV and then posted it right afterwards so hopefully that doesn’t bother you too much, it’s only a minute long so try to bear with me. You don’t have to know anything about the show to appreciate the clip but a brief explanation is that the girl in the scene is Princess Claude and she was just forced to marry a man she didn’t know to gain money for her family. Take a look at what happens next:
Now I don’t know about everyone else in the world, but I thought this scene was AWESOME. I actually can’t stop thinking about it and every time I do, I feel inspired all over again. The scene was perfectly set up and the whole concept of it literally combines all of my favorite things; princesses, renaissance fashion, and women kicking butt. It isn’t just that though, it made me think about how everyone has the power to write their own story. We’ve all seen that situation time and time again on TV or on the news or heard about it from people we know, and it doesn’t usually end that way. So much so that I bet if you weren’t seeing the video for the first time in a blog post titled Warrior Princess, you would’ve been really surprised to see Princess Claude stand up and kick that guy’s butt.
What I realized is, you don’t have to respond to difficult situations in the way most people do. Your story doesn’t have to follow a specific plot line, if you don’t like what’s happening to you, change it. If the first ten things that happen in your day make you feel like you must have been a terrible person in your past life to deserve it all, just take a breath. Stay down for a second and think about all the reasons you have to fight and all the reasons why you deserve better than what you’re getting and then get up and write your ending the way you want it to be written. Nothing can make you feel worthless without your permission and you always have control over at least one thing, your attitude. Your attitude whether it be optimistic or pessimistic, courageous or cowardly, it is never out of your control. Everything else around you can fall apart and sometimes we have no say in it whatsoever, but what makes a princess a princess is that she holds her head high and never forgets who she is, even if everyone else does. I know that every single one of us has a warrior princess inside and I find it extremely comforting to know that no one can ever take that away from us. Have a good day mommas and don’t forget to write your story however you want it to be written.