10 Reasons Why We Are All Mia Thermopolis

10 Reasons Why We Are All Mia Thermopolis

Everyone has a little bit of Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi in them.

The Princess Diaries is one of my favorite movies of all time, and while watching it I realized there is a lot about Mia Thermopolis that we can relate to. I'm pretty sure none of us rule over a country, but I can guarantee that everyone can relate to at least one thing on this list of 10 reasons why we are all a little bit like Mia Thermopolis.

1. She gets speech anxiety.

Mia is terrified of public speaking and runs out of a class debate at the beginning of the movie. While I haven't seen anyone actually throw up while giving a speech, I know plenty of people stress and loose sleep over public speaking, just like Mia.

2. She doesn't follow the rules.

She likes to be invisible, but she can't be when there is someone yelling at her to get off the grass in three different languages.

3. She has a sassy best friend who isn't afraid to tell it like it is.

Everyone loves Lilly and just how sassy and upfront she is. I know a few of my friends who are just as sassy, if not even sassier, and I love them to death. They're never afraid to tell you the truth, even if it isn't what you want to hear, and I really admire that.

4. She has her go-to catchphrase.

Think this is everyone's go-to phrase.

5. She handles her problems like the rest of us.

I know I'm guilty of it, and I think it's pretty safe to assume that most other people are guilty of it as well. Seeing a problem, and avoiding it by sleeping.

6. She has that one friend who gives the best advice.

She may be a princess, but sometimes the haters still get to her. When they do Joe is always there to pick her up and give her the best advice. I know I have friends who I always go to for advice, and I'm pretty sure everyone else does too.

7. She can deal with the haters.

After her talks with Joe, she knows how to deal with the haters and does a good job of it. Way to stand up for yourself princess Mia!

8. She has bad hair days like the rest of us.

Mia knows the struggle of having bad hair days, just like the rest of us. But there is always tomorrow, you'll have a better hair day then.

9. She is a klutz and falls over at least once a day.

Sometimes multiple times a day.

I think it's pretty safe to assume that we have all fallen over before, I know I trip over my own feet on a daily basis. Mia just shows us that it's O.K. to be a klutz, and to own it.

10. Mia lives for her afternoon snacks

Food is her priority and I know a lot of us feel the same. Need I say more?

"The Princess Diaries" was one of my favorite movies growing up, and still continues to be one of my favorites to this day. Mia is such a relatable character and I will always find something I have in common with her. What do you have in common with Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi? Let everyone know in the comments below!

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To the guy that shot my brother...


To the guy that shot my brother,

On January 9, 2019 my families entire life changed with one phone call. The phone call that my little brother had been shot in the face, no other details. We didn't need any other details. The woman on the phone who called us in full panic told us where he was so we went, as soon as possible. I don't think it helped that not even 10 min prior I talked to Zach on the phone.. kind of irritated with him, and the ONE TIME I didn't say 'I love you' as we hung up. Could've been the last time we ever spoke.. I remember pulling up to the hospital thinking 'this can't be real' 'it's not our Zach' 'this is just a dream Sarah, WAKE UP' I'd close my eyes really tight just to open them, I was still in the hospital emergency parking lot. I could still hear the ambulance sirens coming. It was all real.

The day our life's changed was definitely a test of faith. A test of how strong we were, as a family. I sat in that waiting room ready to see the damage that has been done to my sweet baby brother. Because at that point we had no idea how lucky he got. That glimpse of seeing Zach will haunt me forever. How helpless I felt in that exact moment frequently wakes me up from these horrific dreams I've been having ever since that day. That is a moment burned into my me and families brain forever.

You always hear about these things in the movies or on the news, a house being shot up, someone shooting another innocent person, not to care if they died on your watch. But we found ourselves on the news.. We have been confined to the hospital since that day. Running on barely any sleep, taking shifts of sleep so we don't make ourselves sick taking care of Zach. Watching him suffer. Undergoing surgeries, to repair the damage you did.

Before I proceed let me tell you a little something about the man you shot.

Zachary Keith Wright. A blonde hair blue eyed boy. Who could potentially be the most annoying human on the planet (possibly coming from his sister). A man who loves his God first, loves his family second. Perfect by no means, but almost perfect to me. A 19 year old who was to graduate high school this month. After graduation he was prepping to leave for Marine boot camp in the summer.. being in the military has been Zach's dream since he could talk. Literally. Running around, playing war with underwear on our heads, and finger guns. Some would say we looked like natural born assassins.. growing up he has been a country boy. Let me tell ya country to the core. He loves this country like he loves his family. He believes in helping people, taking charge in what's right, and never leaving a brother behind. He's lived by that his whole life. Until now....

The day you shot him. The day not only did you change my brothers life, you changed his families life too. The day you almost ripped my brother out of this world... for what? A misunderstanding? Because you've let something take ahold of your life that you can't let go you're willing to kill someone innocent over? Luckily for him, his guardian angels were protecting him in your time of cowardice. There were 3 times that day he should've died, the time you shot him, the time you tried to shoot him again as he stared you directly in the face, (even tho he couldn't talk I know you could read his eyes, and he still intimidated you. That's why you tried to pull the trigger again) and the time he was running out of the house. But he lived. A man who was shot in the face, didn't lay there helpless, didn't scream in agony. That MAN walked to the neighbors to get help. Why? Because he's a MAN, and because he's on this earth for a reason.

It's gonna sound a little strange not only to you, but the audience who is reading this. I must say thank you. Even in this situation, this was the best outcome we could get. He gets to live. He will make a full recovery. He will graduate. And he will go off into the Marines. You united my family together. Closer than ever. Thank you. You tested our faith and brought us closer to our God. Thank you. Because of your moment of weakness, you showed us what prayer could do. Heal anything. Thank you. This was a bump in the road, and a helluva way to kick off our year of 2019. But here we are.. all laying in the hospital. I'm looking around as mom is sleeping in her recliner chair exhasted but still here, Zach his awake playing his xbox all hooked up to machines, fighting to heal and get better. And of course I'm writing this letter to you.

See you in trial,

From the girl whose brother you shot.

'Fight the good fight' - 1 Tim 6:12 🤟🏼💙

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Why Ariana Grande's '7 Rings' Symbolizes Women Empowerment

I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.


After "God Is A Woman" and "Thank U, Next," I was sure I had just found my ultimate favorite song. If you know me, you know that I am simply obsessed with Ariana Grande and her music. Her concerts and recorded soundtracks sound the exact same!

Her "God Is A Woman" hit started off 2019 on a powerful note, debuting as her fourth number 1 hit single on Billboard's Pop Songs charts. On January 19th, "7 Rings" premiered with nearly 15 million views within the first 24 hours.

This female empowerment anthem was inspired by the soundtrack "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music. Ariana Grande revealed how the song was dedicated to her 6 best friends after she got drunk at Tiffany's (refer to the first line of the song) and bought herself along with her 6 friends matching engagement rings. On Twitter, she later revealed that there were actually 9 rings, which she bought for her mother and her Nonna later after the song was released.

The whole concept of "7 Rings" comes from a place of inspiring women to be their own source of happiness and to shop with your bffs until you drop. Ariana basically summed this up in her line "Wearing a ring, but ain't gon' be no 'Mrs.'"

Well, Ariana Grande is popular for her heartfelt and meaningful lyrics. Throughout her career, ever since she was red-haired Cat, she's released emotional and memorable tunes which all speak to her personally. "7 Rings" is no different, although it's basically an anthem to how rich she is. We stan a queen.

She said, "Twas a pretty rough day in NYC. My friends took me to Tiffany's. We had too much champagne and I bought us all rings. It was very insane and funny and on the way back to the studio Njomza was 'this gotta be a song,' so we wrote it that afternoon."

In case you haven't watched it already, watch it. Now.


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