After a weekend of non-stop shopping and driving, it’s nice to find myself in the comfort of my own home on a Sunday evening, drinking tea and watching movies…oh, and eating cheese :). It is freezing outside and, might I add, chilly in my apartment as well, hence the tea, although, I quite love tea in general, so, I would be drinking it regardless. Six months ago I was packing my belongings to move into the city for the summer with my sister…I cannot believe that it’s the end of the year already. Where does the time go?
I was just watching the film Eat, Pray, Love and I was thinking about how my friend Melissa and I had both started the book together, the day before we went to the theatre to see the film. I was also remembering how, despite the fact that it became a book that I loved, I never finished it. See, the book is divided into three sections, much like the movie, and the last section I just couldn’t get through. I’m not a religious person, and well, it was just a little too much for me. But, I wonder how much the ending from the film differs from that of the book, because it usually does. Perhaps I will pick it back up one day and finish it; right now it resides in one of my desk drawers at work.
Watching Eat, Pray, Love is like attending a therapy session. It makes you think about yourself more than you may want to at times. It makes you review your life decisions and decide if they were the right ones. It makes you think about the people that have come into your life and the ones that have left, relationships that have grown and changed with time and those that did not make it.
Live without regrets, that’s what I live by. I always enter into a new situation and ask myself, will I regret this if I don’t do it…if the answer is yes, than I do it regardless of the fears that I might be having. Live without regrets. If you can watch a movie like that and reflect back on yourself and say that, yes, I have made some decisions and they were hard, and sometimes I wasn’t sure if I could get through them, but that I don’t regret any of them, then they were the right ones to make. The things that I regret are not things that are in my control and therefore, shouldn’t be worth dwelling upon. That is easier said than done of course, but it’s not impossible.
A little self-reflection is good for everyone. For instance, why did I recently write a letter to someone, but never sent it. It has been sitting on my desk amidst a stack of papers for nearly a week now, addressed, stamped and sealed…but it’s just sitting there. All I have to do is place it in a mailbox, but I haven’t…and I may not. I don’t need to think about that for the moment though; it’s not time sensitive. Right now, I am just sitting on the couch with my tea (aka, a huge Eeyore mug that my father bought me years ago, that I was at first embarrassed to own, but it is the only mug I ever use now) and watching movies…although, I do have to finish my Vogue before the new one comes out…