photograph by Alexei Izmaylov
Today is my birthday; I turned twenty-five. To be honest, my mind was entirely blank about how to commemorate the day on this blog.
Celebrating my birthday isn't really my thing, but as a person who is always reflecting on something, it's a great opportunity to focus on how events, people, time, and especially movies, change perspectives or made me grow. In the birthday post last year, my stroll down memory lane was about films thatshaped my movie-watching experiences so far.
In about six months I'll be in the first in my family to graduate from college (Associates in English...and then hopefully a Bachelors). From family and school obstacles, the moment of having my name called and accepting my diploma cover is an accomplishment I never thought I'd succeed. Imagining the moment itself, and seeing other young women like Emma Watson achieve the same goals (and even her transition from Harry Potter to activist, style icon, and performer), encouraged me to start thinking of the person I've been so far and the person I'd like to be somewhere down the road.
Seeing glimpses of myself in characters has always helped me feel a little less weird, alone, and dorky in this world of seemingly ultra-cool people who know who they are and where they're going. I started thinking of all the characters that I've related to and how they reflect different parts of my life. Hope you enjoy taking a tour of Me (So far) as illustrated by movie characters.
Growing up, reading was not exactly my favorite pass time. Becoming immersed in books, mostly fiction, was difficult for me to get into though I was always checking biographies and historical reference books. People often label Hermione as a book nerd (nothing wrong with that, I'm one now!), I often thought she was best at analyzing situations. She looked at the world like an puzzle of an infinite amount of pieces to fit together, and that was the reason why she could solve so many adventures she, Ron, and Harry went on. As a student, I was also very headstrong and stubborn, often thinking that my opinions were the right ones and always striving to get in good grades.
My sister, on the other hand, was more like Mila Kunis; imperfectly and joyously laid-back in her creative pursuits. Thankfully I didn't have to stab myself with a piece of glass to stop being so in control but those years were long and hard.