Monday, November 14, 2011
This Snow White Needs to Toss Her Tivo
The latest addition to my recorded collection is Once Upon A Time, Sundays on ABC. Seems all those fairy tale characters we know and love are stuck in the real world under a curse and they are forced to live hum drum lives as ordinary citizens in a small town. Being that my brain works quite well when pondering pretend dilemmas, I had an epiphany. I am Snow White. Born a princess, adored by her father and her prince, cast away by wickedness, awakened by true love's kiss. And now, instead of happily ever after, I am walking around this world being a tiny fraction of the person I was created to be. She is still a sweet, kind and gentle lady, but she is clueless of the woman she once was. In her real life, she was also bold and bright and tough enough to fight the trolls and defy the witch and give that prince some major attitude before letting him win her heart. How disappointing that she now chooses to live in a safer and easier but oh, so much more tiresome reality.
I am Snow White, and I am going to live like I know it! Now is the time for a career change. Wasting this life is my curse, and I'm breaking free from it for good! Watch me make my fairy tales come true as I embark on my real existence as a woman, wife, mother, and writer. No more sleepwalking through this life. I've registered for my first writer's conference and joined the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. This is my adventure and I intend to play this story out. Stay tuned.