Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wednesday is "Elle Woods" Day

The first night I spent in the dorms at OU, I watched Legally Blonde. And every time I watch that movie, I find myself inspired. I know it might sound silly and cheesy, but somehow I connect with Elle Woods. As some of you may have been reading, I've been watching the tryout show on MTV for the new Elle Woods role on Broadway's Legally Blonde the Musical: the Search for Elle Woods. In one of the episodes, the actress that plays Vivienne tells the girls that are trying out, "Elle never was the dumb blonde sorority girl . She just has very different priorities."

Everyone in their life has someone who tells them in their own way that they do not believe in his/her hopes and dreams. I have some of those people. And for the past 2 and a half years I have let some of those people...okay all of them...get the best of me. Well no more.

I'm tired of letting people making me feel bad for being...me.
I can no longer wait on someone to apologize for their actions.

I have to take Robert Louis Stevenson's advice, " Judge each day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." ...and move on with my life. For a very long time in my life, I was like Elle and did not let others get me down. Within the last two and a half years or so that has changed and I'd like to fix that. For the past few months, slowly but surely I have taken care of the last of all the wrong doings I did...even if I don't think that I did something wrong. If people think that I have hurt them, then I have to make amends for those situations. Whether I like it or not. I am going to show the world just how valuable, I can be.

I want to move forward and I want to be happy.

Therefore, I have done the most that I can do for every situation and I must be okay with my end. If I never receive an apology, it is not on me to worry about it. Nor should I spend the rest of my life waiting for things to happen as they should. Because they won't.

During my dad's speech at our wedding reception, he spoke about how I have never been afraid to do anything. If I said I was going to do something, I did it. So I'm going to let go of the bitterness I've held onto for so long now. I plan to be the best that I can be every day. These are my goals from here on out.

  1. Free my heart from hatred
  2. Free my mind from worries.
  3. Live simply
  4. Give more.
  5. Expect to do great things.

I'm not your average type of girl
I'm gonna show the world
The strength in me that sometimes they can't see
I'm about to switch my style
And soon things may get wild
But I will prove that I can conquer anything
Watch Me Shine- Joanna Pacitti

So while this wasn't a typical educational post, it is the one you're gonna get. Think of it as a life lesson. We've all had our little epipanies in our lives, today just happens to be the day for one of mine.

I am going to be happy.

1 comment:

emmy said...

I'm going to let Elle Woods speak for me on this post:

Is that my name up on that list?
Does someone know that I exist?
Is this a mistake?
Am I even Awake?
Pinch me now to make sure...

OW!

Yes that's my name in black and white
maybe I'm doing something right
WOW! I feel so much better
Than before!

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