From Skywalker to Solo

A Journey to Womanhood

There are many theories regarding when, exactly, a girl truly becomes a woman. Is it her first training bra, first period, the first time she has sex? I say ‘Nay!’ to all of that. I subscribe to the ‘Skywalker to Solo Theory.’

Here’s the what:
As I have mentioned many a time in the past, I don’t know when I saw Star Wars for the first time, but I was young. Young enough to not remember a time without SW in my life.

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And…ok…see, when I was that young, little lassie watching Star Wars every other weekend, I have to admit, it was the sandy haired farmboy who caught my attention.

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Maybe it was that tunic, those boots, the piercing blue eyes, the naivete.

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Whatever it was… it called to my little heart.
In fact, my best friend, Tina, and I used to take turns trying to kiss the screen whenever Luke came on. (Word to the wise: if attempting this game, beware! If you try to kiss him while watching Jedi during the throne room scene, you will kiss the Emperor 50% of the time. And…Eww…gross!)

Alright, so fast forward to adolescence. Again, Star Wars was still viewed on the regular. In fact they were re-released in the theaters. Special editions. Causing all friends and family to make a pilgrimage to see them…many times… on the big screen. (At long last.)

It was somewhere in there, middle school I suppose, that things changed. No longer did Luke Skywalker capture my attention. I was all about that dashing rogue, that scruffy-looking nerf-herder, captain of the Millenium Falcon and captain of my heart!

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Looking back I’m convinced this pivotal moment was the moment that I truly became a woman. When Han Solo became the epitome of everything a man should be. And I’ve never looked back!

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