Fight for the fairy tale, it does exist.

Quote by joy.F

I truly believe that we are all writing our own stories, chapter by chapter life is a series of new beginnings, challenges and climaxes…and of course the odd dark spell and baddy comes along and tries to jeopardise the heroine/ hero from achieving their purpose. I have chosen to live a life of happy ever after, but even with my most positive intentions, I often get thrown off course and have to realign myself.

Many people don’t come close to their purpose, to living aligned or anywhere near the fairy tale they desire. I think I know why, as yesterday I had an epiphany in the supermarket.

I was helping out with our school production and there was a large gap of time between the end of my working day and the show starting, so I decided to take myself to a local supermarket and purchase something for my dinner. It was a sunny and rare hot day in the UK and I really wanted a salad but also to indulge myself. Leaves don’t really cut it?

Solace in a supermarket can actually be rather therapeutic. So I wondered around the isles and placed a few of my favourite things in my basket. I looked down and found that my basket was unreservedly a middle class snobby delight. Who had I become? The content included:

  • Tyrell’s sea salt and black pepper crisps
  • a rainbow themed salad bowl (it was so pretty)
  • Sushi
  • Equinox Kombucha (some sort of fermented goodness in a glass bottle)

I giggled with shame…I went back to my office and enjoyed every bite. I felt good, knew what i’d chosen was the best – felt indulged and also rather healthy (if we excuse the crisps) but still I felt embarrassed. Until I saw this quote this morning. It was then that I realised that in that moment I had eaten and drunk exactly what I desired. As far as I’m aware Cinderella didn’t run off with the sleazy bloke at the bar (although we never really learn much about the prince in that particular story?), Snow white doesn’t marry the first forrest animal to come along and Pocahontas doesn’t hook up with the village idiot. So why shouldn’t my basket be full of what I want? Just like my life.

I’m buying it, I’m writing my own fairy tale… more importantly why am I judging my own basket? Forget social pressure and media corruption – perhaps (yup this is my epiphany) we don’t feel we are worth the fairy tale. Our own judgements block us from how we want to look, feel and in my case – the basket of food I purchase.

So listen up fellow fairy tale lovers, you ARE creating your own story. Sure, it’s likely to never have a Disney logo but just like my shopping basket it can be the best or at least what you want it to be. Don’t judge yourself – you’re totally worth it. Have your own back. If Mr Right hasn’t shown up, if Mrs Right now is lacking in basket delights…shop around. That’s why we have so many shops!

Be the fairy tale, but not Cinderella’s – be your own damsel and rescue yourself. Oh and never settle – fight for your happily ever after and never worry if anyone else agrees with it, they’re busy writing their own fairy tale…or haven’t had the wisdom to read this blog and have sad judgmental baskets of shopping.

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31 thoughts on “Fight for the fairy tale, it does exist.

  1. This post is like a little bottle of goodness there to uplift spirits.

    What is Kombucha anyway? I’ve seen in Sainsburys next to the Gluten Free Beer… but didn’t look quite like beer.

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  2. What I love is my story is not like anyone elses. Married later in life. Adopted a kid. Moved a few times. My prince works hard to keep us in a comfly lifestyle. I am blessed. #thatsatsesh

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      1. It is true. We are given the “disney” version of happily ever after but for some it does not look like that and that is still amazing.

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  3. I was always pursuing my own fairy tale; I was just comparing it everyone else’s. It wasn’t until I was in my 40’s that I realised that my fairy tale was real and my Hubbie was perfect for me. I think sometimes people keep looking when, in fact, their happily ever after was there in front of them all along. #thesatsesh
    PS never heard of Kombucha….it sounds ‘yum’ 😳

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    1. Try it, it’s an odd drink but good for the digestive system.
      Totes agree – if we could turn off our ability to compare we would all be so much happier. Love that you have an ever after

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  4. Love the contents of the basket – I am loving sushi and those fermented drink things too so no judgement here anyway! I love the idea that we are writing our own story and have choices all the time. Thank you for the words of wisdom as ever xx #thesatsesh xx

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  5. a nice take on the old fairy tale saga. I now wonder what I’d stick in my picnic basket… I’d defo have those Tyrells crisps (they’re the best and made in Wales), possibly a crayfish and mango salad, maybe a mojito if the weather stays like this probably some freshly squeezed orange juice ()I’m not overly difficult to please ) #thesatsesh

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