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Magical Experience

Magical Experience

Hello, hello, hello everyone! How are you feeling today? I hope you are in control and well organised for your assignments, as this will allow you to keep a healthy mindset.

I hope you found last week’s post on ‘Tips and Tricks for Choosing your Everyday Outfit‘ useful. This week I would like to tell you about a magical event I attended last Wednesday.

For those of you that don’t know me yet, I enjoy Disney films, but not just for the sake of liking something. It goes beyond that. I believe that Disney is a life guide that helps us throughout our everyday life experiences. I think that Disney keeps us secure as it allows us to keep ourselves young all the time and never forget about our dreams.

By the end of September, I saw different posters promoting the Disney on Ice show. I went once to a similar one in Spain when I was young, and I remember that it was excellent. It was a fantastic experience. The main reason I liked it so much was that I had an idea that all the characters were going to appear on stage and that’s it. However, every aspect summarised the film very well, making me remember myself when I first watched the movie. The music allowed me to travel to the past when I was a child and I realised that I was always looking for a film that defined me, but I never found it, thinking that they haven’t yet created it.

When I went home after the show, I was so intrigued by the summary of Mulan that I wanted to watch it. I always had this memory that the Mulan film was scary, and that’s why I never watched it before. In the show, Mulan’s summary was about her father: “We are counting on you to uphold the family honour”.

The film was amazing. It defines me a lot, not that I have the same pressure with my parents as they are very supportive of all my decisions, but with myself. I am always trying hard, to show myself that I am capable of doing anything I want. I am my worst enemy, and similarly to Mulan sometimes I just can’t be myself, because I feel that if I show my real self I will disappoint someone. Therefore I always try hard to keep everyone happy and in return, I am happy because I know I am doing the right thing.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my experience. Now it’s your turn, what’s your favourite Disney character? Think about it because even though all Disney characters have valuable life lessons, it’s good that you can have a favourite one that you can relate to. Maybe you don’t find it useful, but in my case it helped me a lot in understanding myself better and in this way I could act upon it if I feel it’s necessary. Especially with my academic work, I have always taken it too seriously, to the point that if I had to gain low marks in my exams, I would get very angry with myself. Now instead of getting mad, I could keep myself happy for the fact that I have done all my best and to keep on improving.

“Maybe what I really wanted was to prove that I could do things right” – Fa Mulan, Walt Disney.


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