I have to admit I was really shocked to get an invitation to LA to attend a big #CinderellaEvent promoting Disney’s new live action film Cinderella. I have never been the type of person to be invited to the ball or the dance. To look at me you wouldn’t think I was girlie like that, I am more of a super hero and comic book girl. But to people that really, really know me, they know that the Cinderella event is perfect for me. I guess Marshall is one those people that really knows me 😀
But that doesn’t mean I am not just a little bit afraid. I am not actually the Cinderella type. I am 40, have bags under my eyes, and lets be honest, no Prince Charming is going to chase me at midnight. However, I have always dreamed of being Cinderella. I love all the Disney princesses but Cinderella was my favorite. I wanted the Prince Charming and the happily ever after. I wanted to be a Princess.
If only life was a fairy tale.
I definitely didn’t get the happily ever after, I am more of the pre-princess Cinderella. Single Mom, two kids, crazy hours to pay the bills, and most days lucky I get a shower. Is it the happily ever I dreamed of ? No, but it is my happily ever after and I wouldn’t trade my two real life princesses for nothing.
Let’s face it, the closest I have ever come to being Cinderella is going to Disney World and meeting her. Let me tell you, Cinderella is a very gracious and loving princess. I ugly cried, I mean I could have given Kim Kardashian a run for her money.
There was a line out the door to meet her before the Princess breakfast and you know what she did? She hugged me, patted my back, and told me it was as much of an honor to meet me as it was for me to meet her. That made me cry harder. But, it passed and then we took a picture. Before we left she said “Dreams really do come true.” I have held on to that in the last 5 years.
When I went to a Disney event last year for The Muppets I had some major issues going on. I couldn’t smile, I was shy and awkward, and well it wasn’t everything I wanted it to be. I really wish I could go back and redo that trip. But I can’t. It is still some great memories though:
BUT, a lot has changed in the last year. I have gotten my teeth fixed, lost 30 lbs, and just recently gotten my hair cut. I am feeling more like Cinderella with every passing day.
I think I may have lost 10lbs. more when they cut 7 inches off my hair.
I guess what I am trying to say is I never dreamed that I would be attending an event, with 25 other amazing bloggers promoting Cinderella. I never dreamed I would be getting my hair done, my makeup retouched, or attending a Glam ball sponsored by JC Penney where I will be able to choose accessories to complete my Cinderella look. I never dreamed I would walk another red carpet and feel like a true princess. I never dreamed I would be interviewing another set of amazing celebrities. I never dreamed this would be my life.
Cinderella was right. Dreams really do come true. Even dreams you didn’t dream.
Cinderella Event Information:
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Cinderella Movie Hashtag- #Cinderella
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Cinderella opens in theaters March 13th 2015!!
I am receiving an all expenses paid trip to LA to cover the Cinderella Movie red carpet! All opinions are 100% my own.