The Un-fairy Tale

Sometimes we want something so bad, we look past the parts that don’t look like the fairy tale we created in our minds when we were young.

“We” are all of the young girls who imagined our Prince Charmings galloping in on great horses,  kissing us with true love’s kiss.

We wake up to that kiss and everything just falls into place.  Happiness trails behind us wherever we go, skipping hand in hand, smiling at each other.

And then… everything changes.  He becomes the parts we looked past at first.  The un-fairy tale unfolds.

We struggle to make things work because we believe in happy endings.  We hate failure.  We don’t want people to think we are not the princesses we longed to be.

We cry to our dearest friends, and they cry back.  They give us the courage we need to let the un-fairy tale go.

One day, we allow feelings of regret to seep in, and we think we lost all that time that was spent trying to make the fairy tale work.  But then, we realize how much we learned about ourselves from the struggle.

We admit our flaws, we draw strength from the mistakes, and we see the world more clearly.  We vow to our dearest friends to never look past the parts that don’t look like the fairy tale we created in our minds when we were young.

We realize that it might not be the happily ever after we dreamed up, but it became the un-fairy tale that simply ends as..

She lived.

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