Ever since I was little, I was obsessed with flying. One of the very first movies present in my foggy memories of childhood was Peter Pan. Not only did this movie create a deep ache inside my chest for exploration, now that I am older I can also look back fondly on it because it taught me a lot of wonderful lessons as well.
Wendy was the first character I truly related to on a deeper level. With her two younger brothers, itching for adventure, and a desire to never grow up, she was the epitome of a younger me. She truly took charge of her life and decided to embrace change, despite the feeling that she wasn't ready. She somehow met Peter at the right time in her life, and he was simply the push in the right direction. She discovered that where she wanted to be was not necessarily where she needed to be. While this lesson tends to hit everyone at some point or another, I actually believe it’s a lot more troublesome of a lesson than most people believe. She realized that even without him, she would still be herself and would carry on leading a life with deeper purpose.
Not only did this movie create an obsession with adventures, flying, and fairies within me but it instilled in me a deep sense of purpose and independence, that as a woman, I believe will serve me in all purposes of my life.
My staff pick for this issue would have to be my favorite app at the moment, Pinterest. The app feeds me an awesome amount of inspiration pertaining to fashion, hair styles, words of wisdom, and foods to cook. I spend leisure time scrolling through my feed and pinning aesthetic photos into various boards that I've created. The photos arranged on my feed truly motivate me to travail in my present time, with the result that I may possibly thrive in the future and live BY my Pinterest, NOT THROUGH my Pinterest! ❤️
One of my all-time favorite books is Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I remember reading it in middle school when I lived in Florida. While most people want to forget middle school, I kind of miss it because that was when I first opened this book. Back in 2010, when I found out that they were going to be making a real-life movie for it with one of my favorite actors (Johnny Depp) playing my favorite character from the book (the Mad Hatter), I wanted to see it as soon as it came out. My dad and I got tickets to see it in 3-D the first week of its release and we both loved it (I still have those glasses too). So, my April pick for y'all is to escape to Wonderland sometime this month! I have quite a few Alice in Wonderland trinkets, but these two are a couple of my favorites :)