For some reason I was battling this morning just to pick myself up and move along with my day. I lost my job, struggling to start a business and feeling as if I am just crawling along through my life. What in the actual fudge! As much as I would like to say I had a successful fight, sadly I am human and my ego got the best to me. I melted into a puddle of tears on the concrete floor. I just sat there, unable to move, letting the tears fall from my eyes freely.
I haven't felt this low in a very long time, that feeling of being lost or stuck. Am I on the right path? What if I am not meant to help others? Should I delete my blog and forget about my dreams? All these feelings crept up and I lost control. I could feel the ugly ego shouting out, "You're not good enough...run!" But I didn't, I decided I needed to work through what I was feeling. Find out why and what I was going to do to get out of my own way.
It was just only last week that I got to go to both the HP world and Epcot parks. Thanks to my awesome parents, I lived the dream of going to Hogwarts. Harry Potter was a major part of my life. When I was a teenager I went through a tough time with bullying, being an outcast and having very few friends. My mother handed me the first two books of Harry Potter. Originally bought for my brothers, she realized that the magic with in those stories was way more up my alley.
When ever I would get down, feel low or feel as if I was battling the monster within, I would run to my shelf and start reading those stories. I instantly became a fan and was there every book release after that. J.K. Rowling gave us a world where we learned about friendship, love, loyalty and fighting for what we believe in, even if that meant standing alone. So when I walked into the park and saw Diagon Alley the emotions were high.
Harry Potter taught us that even though you fall apart, the world does not wait. You have to be strong and pick yourself up off the floor. Friends are one of the most important things one could have in this life. Family is irreplaceable and we should cherish the moments we have with them. Being different can mean you are meant for something bigger than yourself.
As fans we are the ones who keep that magical world alive. It is more than just a fantasy for us, it is a place of comfort. Hogwarts will always be our home. You can ask any HP fan, the story means something different and the same for all of us. It was our escape our adventures and our dreams. We fought along side Dumbledore's Army, we cried with Hermione, and we laughed with the Weasleys.
We may lose hope, find times to be hard, curse, cry, and even get angry. But we do it, we still fight. Being the heroine of our own story means that we do not wait for someone to save us, we save ourselves. So don't get down on yourself if you have moments that you fall apart. Don't feel guilty if you feel less than heroic. You've got this. Do what I do and take things day by day. Enjoy the good times, cherish the moments, learn from the hard times and be grateful for all that you have.
How do you fight to be the hero of your own story?
Let me know in the comments below! If you have any recommendations on books or movies I'd love to check them out!
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