I’m Almost There!

Princess Tiana has always been my favorite Disney Princess. I am deeply inspired and determined by her character to achieve her goals. Her perseverance encourages me to pursue my own ambitions with unwavering dedication and passion.

In the movie “The Princess and the Frog,” Princess Tiana dreams of opening her own restaurant in New Orleans. However, she faces obstacles when she meets Prince Naveen and is turned into a frog by Dr. Facilier. Despite these challenges, at the end of the movie, Princess Tiana marries Prince Naveen and uses her hard-earned money to open her restaurant.

Looking back at Princess Tiana’s story, I realize that it mirrors my own journey. Like her, I have achieved significant personal goals, including homeownership, Creating a workforce development program for a national nonprofit organization, and Becoming an author, each of these accomplishments came with unique challenges. When purchasing my first home, I navigated the financial hurdles of being a young adult in my twenties. In establishing a successful workforce development program, I had to demonstrate my expertise and credentials to others. As an author, I grappled with writer’s block while telling my life story. These obstacles were integral parts of the process of pursuing and achieving my goals and aspirations.

Princess Tiana’s unwavering determination as she established her own restaurant serves as a constant reminder for me to strive for excellence every single day. No challenge or obstacle should deter you from pursuing your aspirations. As Princess Tiana states, “Sometimes the only way to get what you want in this world is through hard work.” I can attest to this firsthand and the gratification of attaining your goals makes the hard work entirely worthwhile.

“Trials and tribulations, I’ve had my share
There ain’t nothing gonna stop me now
‘Cause I’m almost there” (Princess and the Frog-2009)