The death of Carrie Fisher affected me much more to me than I expected. I heard of her heart attack while on vacation. But I was like many others and thought, “She’s tough. She’ll pull through.” I also thought, “There’s no way 2016 would go that low.” It went low, punched me directly in my gut, right where it hurts the most. By taking away my rebel hero.
I am a diehard Star Wars fan. I’m planning my first Star Wars Celebration and I live and breathe Star Wars every day. Since her death, I’ve received text messages from friends and condolences from people at work. This isn’t just another celebrity death for many Star Wars fans. Taking Carrie from this earth has taken one of our role models.
1. Be a rebel and seek out the greater good
2. Love. Just love.
3. Defy prescribed roles.
Princess Leia may be a princess but she’s not your average Disney princess. She’s not always proper. She ridicules Han by calling him a “scruffy-looking nerf herder.”