Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Story

I watched a movie tonight: It's Kind of a Funny Story. Yes, that's the title. It's a movie about this sixteen year old kid who discovers he is suicidal and commits himself to a mental hospital. It's a movie about learning to accept yourself for who you are, and not be afraid of your scars. I watched this movie tonight and I learned a few things about myself in the process.

One, I know I'm not perfect and I'm going to screw up.
Two, I will get depressed sometimes and I will always have regrets.
Three, I don't have to let these facts hold me down.

I don't have to be perfect. I just have to be me. When I screw up, I just need to accept it and move on. I can't let my fears and my scars and my past mistakes (and future mistakes) commit myself to my own personal ward. I need to break free and accept my human imperfections and my OCD/perfectionist tendencies as one part of myself.

There were a couple more things I learned from this movie.

One, I am talented and unique.
Two, I have family and friends who love me and support me.
Three, I can let loose, read, skip, laugh, breathe, and live.

Don't let your mistakes or your fears hold you down. Life is worth living. It really is.

Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau


  1. JJ! I love this!!! You are so right. You ARE so wonderful and talented and creative and you should live your life to the fullest. I'm going to have to check out that movie!

  2. I love your blog. Isn't it great to not have to be perfect. What a relief. Enjoy being yourself. Life is a journey. Have fun.

  3. Well said dear Annie. Regret is a harsh companion... think, concentrate on, hold close your joys and successes (which are many). The past can be learned from but can't be changed.
    So excited for all that your future will be!!