You've probably all heard by now that Carrie Fisher, our beloved Space Mom, passed away yesterday morning after suffering from a heart attack days earlier.
It seems 2016 needed to give us one more blow to the heart before ending and this was a terrible blow.
The World has lost some amazing people over the years, but for me, I've never lost someone who was an Idol before and I honestly don't know how to feel or what to say.
Princess Leia taught me how to be strong when I was a young girl. She taught me that I could stand up for myself and that I could be a self-rescuing princess. She taught me to never take any gruff from anyone and to love fiercely.
But it was when I got older and realized who Carrie Fisher was in real life that I truly began to idolize her. When I learned what she had gone through in her life and saw how she handled everything with grace and humor and crassness all at the same time, I truly fell in love. She's the kind of woman I want to be.
When I was feeling lost after my own diagnosis of a mental illness, it was Carrie Fisher and her writing that I turned to. Knowing that there was an advocate for mental illness out there and handling it so publicly, I was inspired.
|I was one of the lucky ones who got to meet her. (BEST DAY EVER)|
RIP Carrie Fisher
You will be missed