Seeing how Frozen has captivated the minds and hearts of children (and adults!) worldwide, I think back to the story of Sleeping Beauty. As a little girl, I wasn’t so into Snow White: that story frightened me. Goldilocks was so different from me that I couldn’t relate. But Sleeping Beauty, I understood.
Without realizing it, I grew up trying my life as a version of Sleeping Beauty: I waited for my prince to come and kiss me awake, to get married, and, well, live happily ever after. As often happens, things didn’t quite go according to plan.