Sorry that I have been missing for a bit. Depression reared it's ugly head for both my husband and myself and it has gotten in the way of some aspects of my life, like writing and blogging. Seriously last week I was lucky to make it to my day job and get some dinner made. That's what depression does to me, gets in the way of my life and my plans. Even the simplest things seem to take all of my energy. My motivation is gone. My sense of self is gone. Nothing really seems to matter and I can't seem to get anything done no matter how hard I try. It's not a pretty sight. I do okay in faking it when I am at the day job. I plaster a fake smile on my face and act like I am alive inside. That works with people who don't know me. Once I am home and faced with my own company, well the depression takes over and makes me useless.
This week I am still depressed, but I am trying to work my way out of it. I have a plan for the week. So far I am sticking to the plan. I am slowly getting out of my depressive state and getting back to normal. I know that my depression could dip again at any moment, but I am trying to cut myself some slack and get what I can done. I figure as long as I am moving forward I am going good.
I hope my readers can be patient with me. I am still blogging and still writing, sometimes life just gets in the way and makes me way slower than I would like. Hang in there with me. Thanks.
Back with another movie review, this time for the based on a real life story movie, Lion. I know, I know, it has been out for a couple of months, but hey I sometimes fall behind on things. Anyways, my husband and I went to see it and boy are we both glad that we did! Talk about a great movie that will fill you with emotion and more importantly hope! I rarely cry, but this movie brought happy tears to my eyes.
Lion is a story of a young Indian boy who gets separated from his brother and then lost on a train that takes him thousands of miles from home. Not knowing how to get home, or even the correct name of his village, all seems lost. Eventually he gets into an orphanage and gets adopted by an Australian couple. Years later memories comeback about his first family, and he attempts the impossible, finding the needle in the haystack that is his hometown and his family.
It's a great story that while sad in places, the movie leaves you with a feeling of hope and possibility. The two actors that portray Saroo are incredible. Young Sunny Pawar is fantastic as a scared and lost boy. Dev Patel takes over as the adult Saroo and also gives a moving performance as a man torn between his past and his present. (Plus can I just say Damn! Dev has certainly grown into a hot young man! Damn!) I give this movie 5/5 stars and will be buying it when it comes out on DVD. I am also going to purchase the book by the real life Saroo that the movie is based on. We need more movies like this in the world.
So I know that a lot of people that are celebrating Lent by giving something up for the next 40 days. Now I don't really participate in Lent per se any more, I am much for fluid with my spirituality (and am not open to being bashed by any religion, so don't even try. Your comments will be deleted with no reply.) but I have always thought that instead of giving something up, why not add something positive to your life for the 40 days. Isn't building a new good or healthy habit better than say giving up chocolate for awhile? Just my thoughts. So for the next 40 days I am going to concentrate on my health. I want to hit my 10k steps a day for 40 days. I am also going to do at least a little bit of yoga for the next 40 days. I have been struggling to get back in shape since my surgery last October, so I am going to really focus on that over the month or so. I guess in a way I will be giving up some writing time and such as I workout, but it is for something that will only make me healthier and will make writing easier in the long term.
Are you giving up something for the next 40 days? Adding something positive? You don't have to celebrate Lent in order to make a commitment of some sort to yourself.
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