My last post was almost but not completely full of shit.

Oh, I guess I should warn you lot that this is gonna be one of those posts.  Ya know the ones where you’re feeling entirely too honest for your own good and really have no business writing down anything you’re thinking let alone posting it on the world wide web?  I’m sure I’ll be up at the break of dawn running to my computer and pressing the delete button.  But for now, my mood is one of recklessness and blind faith that my refreshing honesty will wow you all into realizing how brilliant I am…

Orrrr not. 

Anyway, where does this throwing caution to the wind attitude suddenly come from?  I just finished watching Bridget Jones’s Diary.  It was on the “tele”.  Ha!  I’ve seen it before, of course, but since my family was in bed and I had a mountain of laundry to fold I watched it again.  And I am now feeling empowered to be me…just the way I am.  I love it when Mark Darcy says to Bridget:  “I like you…just as you are.”  And then it cut to Bridget with her friends and they’re in shock after hearing what he said to her.  “You mean.  Just the way you are.  Not thinner.  Or with bigger breasts.”     Oh yes.  I sounded very wise indeed (in my last post) saying that I make daily intentions.  The truth is that I’ve done that once or twice.  As for the rest of my days?  I wake up and stumble through the day.I’d love to live my life intentionally and set well thought-out goals. To live my life consciously.  I’ve read the books.  I’ve watched Oprah.  I even listen to her now on my XM radio.  I’m listening to The Secret as well and feel inspired.  I know what I’m supposed to do and even manage to do it sometimes.  But.  Most of the time I wibble and wobble my way through life’s big and small decisions.   

But maybe that’s okay.   The world is full of messages to be more of this or that.  And I want to be more.  Oh yessss.  Gotta have them goals, right?  But it’s sad in that clip of Bridget and Mark when she says she feels like an idiot most of the time.  I can relate.  Can’t a lot of us?  For those who can’t?  Wellll, good – for – you.

I can’t close this without including that classic final scene from Bridget Jones when she’s running down the street in her underwear.  Warning though.  It’s over six minutes long.


About Debbie

I am a stay at home mom of 2 energetic children. I homeschool them as well. I have a great husband who, after 7 years of working away from, finally has a job where he is home every night. We are trying to learn how to live together again along with adjusting to the lower pay that came along with the job change.
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16 Responses to My last post was almost but not completely full of shit.

  1. my4kids says:

    I’d like to say I make daily intentions as well. Actually I intend on doing things everyday doesn’t mean some or any of them get done most of the time. Like you say I wake up and just kind of stumble through the day hoping to accomplish something to speak of..

  2. bergerac says:

    Debbie, stop hitting yourself with a frying pan – at every opportunity – JUST BE YOURSELF….

    Never worry what others think of you – trust me as one get’s older – such thoughts are non existent and in any event immaterial – I am who I am – therefore I remain who I am in character as in deed …..

    Focus on the positives of life: YOU, your wonderful children and your caring husband and in the joys of happiness just being together…

    Go out their girl and kick arse 😯 although please don’t go out as a Brigitte Jones look-a-like- only in underwear 😳 remember one has standards to keep – in the upper-class regions of the neighbourhood 😉

  3. Debbie says:

    Oh my goodness. As I suspected, I feel silly in the morning. 😀 Really, I was just in a “mood”.

    Thanks for your kind words, Peter, but never worry, I actually am just myself. What else is there worth being anyway, right?

    A frying pan, though. Now, THAT’S funny!

  4. bergerac says:

    Don’t worry Debbie – we all fit that criteria – sometimes – and believe me I’ve a few years head start on you 🙂

    And yes you are right when you say “I actually am just myself” – that’s the way to be in life – always…

    Glad you like the frying pan – I threw mine out before Christmas – just wish I had thrown the old one out instead 😆

  5. Melanie says:

    Hia Debbie, there’s a saying here that “there’s nowt as strange as folks”. But would you really want it any other way? If everyone had the same personality, looks etc. we’d all go about like clones and that has got to be bad.

    Being you and being different from the next person is individuality which is so good.

  6. Heather says:

    I think we all wibble and wobble our way through life to some extent!!!

    I have lots of intentions that I want to do…it’s taking baby steps to doing them that makes your intentions become reality.

    I think listening to empowering things like Oprah, The Secret, etc or reading inspirational, motivational things are so beneficial…even if you don’t do any of the suggestions/ideas right away…don’t beat yourself up over it… cause they are stored in your subconscious and eventually will come in to play.

  7. Janet T. says:

    I watched that last night too, and loved it. I LOVED that last part. So sweet.

  8. Steffi says:

    I know the movie “Bridget Jones” too!I like the movie too.And Debbie,it´s right what Peter said:JUST BE YOURSELF.

  9. robinellablog says:

    I’ve seen that flick. I think I’ve seen both of them and have one.

  10. Joy T. says:

    Loooove Bridget Jones! Big panties and all 🙂

  11. Dawn says:

    From a fellow stumble through the day person, take any intentional day you can and keep on going. Thanks for sharing the clips since I haven’t seen the movie.

  12. Carla says:

    Oh, with it being the new year and all, I’ve been thinking about those intentions as well. Hmm…I guess even making an effort should count even if we don’t follow through every day. Bridget Jones was a great movie.

  13. Pamela says:

    I never thought B Jones was fat. I guess it’s perspective.

    I thought she was healthy size. I’d like to be that size

  14. Sirdar says:

    I thought Bridget Jones looked good in that movie.

    I think we all beat ourselves up too much. I am guilty of that for sure!!

  15. bergerac says:

    I hope you have not been arrested for GBH with said ‘Frying Pan’ 😯

    Or perhaps you decided to follow in the footsteps of Bridget Jones and ran down the street – in an attire 😳 and RCMP have taken pity on you on such a bitterly cold day 😉

  16. bbZuSh says:

    I love this film. Watch it long ago 🙂 But I watched it in french 😛 I hope you are in a better mood now 😉

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