Last night I watched Bridget Jones’s Diary directed by Sharon Maguire starring Renee Zellweger. In short, the movie was centered around a British woman in her early 30’s looking for love. It sounds cliche, but the movie was anything but. The main character is just… brilliant. Not conventional at all! She was unapologetically her goofy, odd, unique self. Maybe that’s why so many people liked it? She wasn’t a supermodel thin, perfect make-up and hair, life all put together normalized in movies gal. She is just herself. She is who we are when we think no one is looking. And that’s why I fell immediately in love with her character.
Sure, the movie was focused on her finding love, or whatever. But I didn’t care about that at all! What was more important was her journey to find herself through her diary. AND THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO DO. Gosh, I’ve tried doing this a bunch of times….Maybe this blog will be my “diary”?
How bad is it that as soon as I began watching, I immediately envisioned myself living a somewhat similar life?! Boyfriendless, wanting to lose weight, making an ass out of myself, eating Nutella out the jar burritoed up in a blanket spending my nights on the couch watching Golden Girls at the ripe old age of 33. I can see it now!