Friday, May 5, 2017

d i s n e y l a n d

noun/ diz-nee-land
A large amusement park in Anaheim, CA where dreams come true and make-believe or fantasy-like romances are born.

[o u t f i t]
shirt; ZARA
shorts; American Eagle
choker; Find the DIY tutorial HERE
monogram necklace; Jewells House UK
minnie mouse hat; Disneyland

While walking around Disneyland, I got to thinking...

Disney wraps romance into the the most warm and fuzzy package that they could ever possibly imagine up. And as a result, the young and naive version of you couldn't help but, believe the fake norms of romance that they imposed upon your poor unfortunate soul. (Wow, that was one heck of an unnecessarily long sentence.) 


Unfortunately, now the older version of you is left picking up the pieces. At one point or another, you have unattainable expectations of romance and love. You believe the unbelievable because Disney makes the unbelievable ever-so believable. You believe Disney's ultimate lie. You believe that love and life always has an easy fairytale ending.

With your first heartbreak, the truth contradicts everything and anything Disney has ever told you. Disney never told you that Prince Charming was not a real human being. No, Disney never told you that you need to get your heart broken into a million pieces to become a whole person. In fact, Disney never told you that there are more unhappily ever afters than there are happily ever afters.

With life come life lessons. With love comes love lessons. And the more life and love lessons you learn, the more you realize the truth. The truth is that in the non-Disney reality, life and love is only the beginning to a long and difficult journey.