anxiety, depression, Disney, disney princess, Snow White

Snow White and a Royal Wedding

I woke up this morning to watch Meghan and Harry’s wedding. Let me rephrase that. I planned to wake up to watch the wedding, but either fell asleep before I set my alarm or didn’t hear it go off (both entierly plausible). Thankfully, around 6:30, my dog started whining and pawing at me so that I would wake up. Pippin is considerate that way. It doesn’t matter that her reasons for waking me were entierly selfish; she woke me up just in time.

I wanted to watch the wedding for a couple of reasons. The first was because, well, it’s a freaking royal wedding! I got up for Kate and William’s wedding, why wouldn’t I get up for this one? The second is because Snow White would want me to.

I can picture a conversation with her. (After watching her movie, listening to her music, dressing like her and trying to emulate parts of her personality, I’m allowed to have pretend conversations with her.) It would go something like this.

Me: Snow, should I watch the royal wedding?
Snow White: Oh! Why of course you should! (She smiles and clasps her hands to her chest, giving a dreamy sigh.) I love weddings!
Me: Me too! But, I have to work at 9 on Saturday and I don’t want to be too tired.
Snow White:

Me: Yeah, you’re right.

Snow White is persuasive like that. Not that I needed much prompting.
So, I watched the royal wedding, cried and just knew that Snow White was proud.

Speaking of Snow White, it’s been 19 days I’ve spent with her. You might be wondering what I’ve been doing in that time.
So, (insert drumroll sound effects) here is Snow White snow far! (pun intended)

Snow White Snow Far
Seen in: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937

Webiste: princess.disney.com/snow-white

My favorite songs:
• “With a Smile and a Song”
• “Whistle While You Work”

My favorites things about Snow White:
• Snow White has a perfect complexion (I’m extremely envious of this)
• Her animal friends who are not only adorable, they even help her clean (my animal “friend” only wants me to do things for her)
• Snow White is upbeat and positive (which I am trying to learn how to be)
• She has a great work ethic (another thing I’m working on)

Snow White’s most depressing moment:

I need your help. I’m torn between these two scenes. Are the woods depression or the witch and the apple? I can’t decide on my metaphor. Watch the scenes below and let me know your choice in a comment!

Watch here!

Scene 1: Snow White and the Woods

Scene 2: Snow White, the Witch and the Apple

May goals inspired by Snow White:

Goal 1: Create a personal space that inspires happiness, creativity and calm. I will do this by completing goals 2 and 3.

Goal 2: Clean! This is the most difficult goal for me this month. Progress – begun, but it has lost some momentum. I’m using “Whistle While You Work” and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo as inspiration since I don’t have any helpful animal friends.

Goal 3: Paint my bedroom walls. Progress – not yet begun. Must complete goal 2 for this to be a thing.  (I will show before and after photos for Goals 1-3 in a later blog post.)

Goal 4: Learn how to cross stitch. Progress – complete! (Thanks to a friend, this has been possible.) I can imagine Snow White cross-stitching for the dwarfs after she does the cleaning and cooking, can’t you?

Goal 5: Bake a pie from scratch. Progress – will be complete on Memorial Day. I originally wanted to make gooseberry pie, like Snow White does, but then I saw how expensive gooseberries are. Apple pie, anyone?

Wish me luck and help me pick Snow White’s most depressing moment!

8 thoughts on “Snow White and a Royal Wedding”

  1. I live your articles so far! I personally think the woods are more closely related to her depression. Especially the way they grab at her and try to drag her deeper into the forest. I didn’t watch the wedding because I just got off work and needed my beauty rest but it’s always fun reading everyone’s reactions! The ex girlfriend memes are the best lol.

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  2. In the woods, she feels fear, but she doesn’t give up. She just keeps going. Trying to preserve her life. The cottage, she allows the stranger to take control. She seems unsure. A lack of confidence. I think that scene is more indicative of how depression can feel.

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