Take advantage of the opportunities that come your way.
Sometimes random opportunities that seem completely crazy and wild will come your way. Take them! You won’t know what could come of it unless you take the leap. You don’t have to look exactly like a celebrity to be offered the chance of a lifetime, but you do have to be willing to put yourself out there. Also, if an Italian woman offers you a wheel of cheese, you take it. Always take the cheese.
Believe in yourself.
From the very beginning of the movie, Lizzie loved singing and practiced in the shower. She never believed in herself enough to sing in public until she was thrown on stage and literally forced to. Once she did, the entire audience loved her! All she needed was a little push, but she had it in her all along. So instead of hiding behind shower curtains, ask yourself, why not take a crazy chance? Or even, why not do a crazy dance? Believe in yourself and shoot for the moon and you can end up on a stage in Rome too!
“The tide is high but I’m holding on.”
This song specifically has some great takeaways. Things aren’t always going to be easy, but if you keep holding onto the waves, they will clear eventually and you’ll be glad you did. I bet Lizzie never thought that anything good would come after she ruined her middle school graduation, but then she went to Rome and became famous. No matter how bad things may seem at the time, just remember that it will get better.
Travel, travel, travel!
Travel any chance you get! Travelling helps you to find yourself. You realize things that you never did before and gain whole new perspectives in general. Before Lizzie went to Rome, she never knew that she had feelings for Gordo or that she could actually sing.
I have learned a lot from Lizzie McGuire through the years. Whether I have to remind myself to hold on during high tide or I have “What Dreams are Made Of” stuck in my head during a particularly good day, she’s always been with me through the thick and the thin. Thank you Lizzie, for teaching me about life through your sneaky hidden messages.