Whether you have seen the movie or not, I think most of us can say that we have at some point found ourselves belting out the tunes of “Let It Go” from Frozen, or at least listening to someone else do it. While it is annoying at times because, honestly, half these people cannot hit that high note at the end, it is still a song with such deep meaning. Let go of the chains that tie you down as a person you’re not, become who you are, and show what you feel. There is so much pressure sometimes to be who you are expected to be and to hide yourself away. Sometimes, like when you talk to your grandmother, there are some words and topics you really don’t want to use; but, most of the time — nah. You should be you.

I think the song highlights that when you break away from social formalities, you feel alone, excluded, lost. As you carry on, you can just feel the weight lifted off of your shoulders, at least that’s how it was been for me. Also, I LOVE how it comments on the fact that you can’t be this fake form that people try to make you be. Eventually the mold will break, and your true and beautiful colors will radiate through like sunlight glistening on the ocean (we are practicing similes in English class; can you tell?).  Once you step away from the situation, I think it is very true that these little details that used to seem so important seem to just fade away. You no longer have to fight to impress that girl who was your “best friend” or the boy you liked. It becomes easier, and you fall in to step at your own pace, in your own shoes. I can honestly promise you that once you become who you want you to be, you will find the people who are right for you, who love you, and who will support you. The friends you make when you are your true self are a million times better than the ones you make when you are being fake. People who are alike seem to band together. If you are acting fake, chances are that they are, too.

Plus, once you are acting true to yourself, it is impossible to not grow as a person. When you try to hide yourself away, it’s like planting an oak tree in a flower pot; there is no room for it to grow, but when you put it in a forest, it flourishes. You are an oak tree. Grow on, you! Once you get a taste of it, the freedom you have of being yourself will be insatiable; you won’t ever go back to pretending to be someone you’re not. Why would you? You’re fabulous!

So go on, and be yourself. Roll down the windows, tear down your walls, and sing “Let It Go” at the top of your lungs. It’s the anthem to all people who truly want to become themselves. Singing isn’t for everyone, but it may be for you. Although, if you’re looking for someone to sing a duet with, I got you right here.

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