Following your dreams, what does that look like? I never really knew the answer to that question until after I finished writing this; I always knew I wanted to do something creative, spontaneous, and flexible.
In the middle of August, I wrote briefly on one of my Instagram post captions about a Netflix movie I watched called Purple Heart. With Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine starring in the main roles. There are so many reasons why I found this movie so exceptional, from the plot down to casting and the actual execution of the film. If you are a movie buff like me, you realise that this movie teaches you so much about life.
I would now say I've entered what is known as the 'real world', and it's definitely interesting, to say the least. I've learned many brutal truths and had to face some rejections, but there is another part of the real world I don't think gets talked about enough. Yes, life is hard, and as I began to assume real-life duties, I discerned that very quickly, but being the author of how I want my life to be, I can write ways to make it less challenging and a bit better. It is essential to fit time for me, to pick up hobbies, go out with friends and family, meet people, not be afraid to speak to someone who could possibly change my life, to look at nature or the beautifully designed skyscrapers on my way home from work, and eat my favourite meal. Life is actually to be romanticised.
Around late June, I watched a YouTube video from a channel called Claudette and Co. Where Claudette discussed depression and anxiety (I will add a link to the video down below), and her husband Gerd in this video suggested a film called 'What dreams may come'.' I was intrigued because if you do not know by now I am a movie lover and so I wanted to know what the movie was about and why he referenced the film. So as I do, I watched the movie. It was so good, but from watching it I had a few questions about art and creation and what that all kind of means in real life. By the end, I concluded some answers to my question not just from what I took from the movie but from speaking to others and my self-reflection.
This is the last day of mental health awareness month, and I wanted to take this chance to talk about how I took time for my wellness and why I did that.
Today I'm going to be analysing one of the Xmen films, days of the future past. I will discuss how this film shows that proving yourself to others is nothing but a dead end and a waste of time.
Finding Ashley is one of my best reads of 2022 so far. It had a combination of themes such as loss, finding love, healing and starting again. Today, I will be talking about the themes of starting again and healing (Let me know in the comments if you want me to do a themed series for this book).
Today is all about the subject of perseverance. Over the last month or so, I've been extremely busy with my studies and I feel like it is never-ending. Even though the days are growing closer to the deadline, it is not over until it is over! I am so busy and consumed with my coursework that I am overwhelmed, and at times I do not feel to push on forward and complete the work I have to do. Even though I'm getting closer, it just seems so far away.
Today's article is sharing my thoughts on the topic of moving forward in life, which has a massive reference from the 2014 Ethan Hawke movie Predestination. If you haven't watched it and have plans to do so, definitely go and do that, as this will be a significant spoiler. I will try and explain it the best I can to give some context on what I'm writing about.
"I feel driven towards an end that I do not know. As soon as I shall have reached it, as soon as I become unnecessary, an atom will suffice to shatter me. Till then, not all the forces of mankind can do anything against me." - Napolean Bonaparte.
If anyone reading this has watched the vampire diaries, you all know who Elena Gilbert is. When I first started watching the vampire diaries at 13, I found Elena very annoying. I felt like she always played victim even though everyone around her was legit risking their lives and dying so that she could be alive and have the life she desired. Even as I would re-watch the show, sometimes I couldn't even get past a couple of seasons because I was reminded of how annoying Elena was. Now, this is like my millionth time watching, and for the first time ever, I can actually relate to Elena and finally understand her. It takes being in a particular place in life to realise everyone is alike.
Not so long ago, I watched the Dead Poets Society... and if you haven't watched it, be warned this will include a lot of spoilers. And for a bit of context, it is about an English teacher (Robin Williams) who works in a very rigid all-boys boarding school, and he pushes these boys to be free thinkers and to think outside of the box to pursue their life choices and ultimately things that make them happy. This is hard for the boys as they have the daunting pressure from their parents to go down the conventional, traditional routes in life.