Sorry I was MIA for the week. Between David Bowie and Alan Rickman, my heart just wasn’t into writing much last week. It’s strange how I can feel so upset over the death of someone I never knew, yet somehow all of that sad news really shook my core.
I met some of my childhood best friends over our mutual love of Labyrinth. Every Friday night I’d go over to their house and we’d have a big bowl of popcorn and watch (and sing along to) the movie. They moved away after a few years and I never heard from them again (they were in a bad family situation and they just had to up and leave), but I always have Labyrinth to remember those fun times.
Alan Rickman’s death was most upsetting for me. I feel like I just lost Snape in the books and now I’ve truly lost him again, and so soon. His passing really made me think about my own mortality. He’s someone I’ve always loved as an actor and knowing I’ll never see him in another role really upset me. However, his death motivated me in a sense as well. I really, REALLY realized my life could end at any moment and I want my life to be something I’m proud of. I’ve spent a lot of time trying many different things and nothing has ever quite stuck. I know what I’m passionate about and I need to invest my time and energy in the causes I believe in – I want to be happy with my actions instead of complacent with my inactions. Basically I want to push myself out of my comfort zone and into something I love.
With all of that said, I had a wonderful weekend.
I haven’t mentioned on here yet, but I’ve been taken on as the Associate Lifestyle Editor for an amazing blog that loves all things related to fairytales and nerd culture, and combines them with travel – The Fairytale Traveler. I met up with the blog owner this weekend and we brought our boys to see Monster Jam in Tampa. I think it’s safe to say they had an awesome time watching the trucks flip over and squish cars.
Sunday was super low key. Hubs and I had a few hours to ourselves so we went to a mall, squished ourselves together in a chair and just chatted and people watched. No phones, no distractions, just us – and it was so so nice. It’s been a while since him and I have done that and I think it was much needed.
How was your weekend?