So, I took myself to see “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”, on Sunday at 9:55 a.m. The 7 dollars I paid for the early bird show was beyond a steal. Several minutes into the plot, I began to feel myself transported into her life, her lack, her dreams. I saw parallels in this character; doing menial things to make ends meet, always keeping a decent spirit and having the ability, no matter what year or season of life, to hold tight to the glimmer that there is something bigger/better beyond the horizon. If you want to leave with a smile on your face and hope for dreams realized, please go see this movie. It will not disappoint. This may not be your genre or even be on your radar, but I promise you, it is time well spent. And they nailed the time period to a T! I love accuracy in period pieces. And the couture. Beyond Beautiful. Not to mention, set in Paris, enough said!
As aforementioned in the last few posts, the last couple of years have been a humdinger to say the least. I am sure that many of you can relate. I, like you guys, continuously put one foot in front of the other. But, I either go; days with little sleep and a mind running on over time regretting choices and thinking ahead instead of living in the moment, or days where all I want to do is sleep after work and not think of anything major and waste time on junk tv. But this movie really kicked my tail into gear. It reignited that spirit that I know is buried deep down inside of the walls I have built around my heart and myself. It honestly has driven me to type one character at a time until words form. And though some of the things I type may dredge up unpleasant experiences for me, or may push buttons for readers, I must not let fear keep me from writing and doing what I love. And neither should you.
Whatever you struggle with: public speaking, relationship issues, changing careers, asking someone out, moving to another state- go for it! I have said multiple times that we all need to motivate one another and then I drop out of the blogosphere. But not this time. I am here for you guys, please bear with me as I rebuild my writing skills and I encourage you to share your stories with me as well. If you are too shy to leave comments, my email is always available firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cannot wait for our journey ahead, together!
*photo cred BBC.com via David Lukacs