When you were tiny, you dreamed of being a princess. Why did you lose sight of that? Don't you want to be a princess still? Was it really only yesterday you put your tiara in your hair so you could dance at the ball in your imagination?
You're in Charge of Your Happiness
Don't ever feel you need to depend on someone for your own happiness, princess. Being a princess means you know the secret to happiness is within your own soul. You don't need a prince charming to complete your life, you need a prince charming to complement the life you have already made for yourself. Don't put some random timeline on when you are asked to the ball; just keep dancing on your own until someone worthy takes your hand and escorts you there.
You're a Treasure
Remember why they call things "treasures," princess. A treasure is something you have that not many people do. I can't expect you to wait to give your treasure away until marriage any more, but I ask you to consider who shares your treasure. Please don't make it some random roll in the royal barn for no other reason than that you are ashamed to still have your treasure. I don't know where it ever became a source of shame to be a virgin, but this is something you can only give away one time. Make it count. Be sure you give it to a Prince Charming who will love you for it.
Respect yourself, princess. Keep yourself to yourself. Make every encounter you have one that is worth something to you, one that moves your experience and life forward. Never settle for less, and never spin your carriage wheels in a situation that you are unhappy with. If you don't respect yourself, no one esle will.
You're in Charge
You rule your own world, princess. Don't be afraid to say no. No drugs, no cigarettes, no random drunken hookups with stable boys who will never knock on your door again. You are the princess, so act like it. Act like you want to be treated, and you will be treated like you act.
Learn From the Past
Hold your head up high, princess. Make your mistakes. Cry your tears. Move on and be a better girl than you were before. Princes are always out there that want to hurt princesses. Flip the tables and walk out with your chin up and a smile on your face. Cry alone if you need to, but never let the princes know they made you cry. Never give them that power.
You have the power to choose what hurts you, princess. You can choose to let a situation hurt you forever, or you can choose to give it only the time it deserves and then move on. Choose wisely, princess. Amazingly enough, the sun will rise in the morning no matter how you feel right now.
Let Your Light Shine
Be who you are. Nothing is more attractive than someone who loves what they are and knows who they are, with no apologies and no facade. You will be surrounded by people who want to be near your light if you just let it shine.
And that, princess, is myTake.