What I Know For Sure: Carefully chosen life

“To see life; to see the world; to eyewitness great events; to watch the faces of the poor and the gestures of the proud; to see strange things — machines, armies, multitudes, shadows in the jungle and on the moon; to see man’s work — his paintings, towers and discoveries; to see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to; the women that men love and many children; to see and to take pleasure in seeing; to see and be amazed; to see and be instructed; Thus to see, and to be shown, is now the will and new expectancy of half of humankind. To see, and to show is the mission now undertaken by a new kind of publication…"

Henry Luce, LIFE Magazine Publisher

It had been an eventful week, and there are days that drove me crazy. Nonetheless, I am happy to have been able to camp in bed last night to watch a movie my bestfriend had been raving about: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Living a seemingly flaccid life, Walter Mitty would often come into his "zone out" moments where he jumps off boats, rescue kittens, and other heroic stuff. Until Sean O'Connell {played by Sean Penn} asks Negative #25 to be the cover of LIFE's final issue. This sends Walter Mitty into a flurry of actual adventures since he also needed something to add to his "Been There, Done That" section in his eHarmony profile. This is not meant to be a review of the film but it's got a lot of point. Watch it.

WIKFS #1: Choose a life of adventures. Choose to say yes. 

Speaking of movies, I've been raving about another movie starring my favorite rom-com lady, Rachel McAdams, About Time. I didn't know much about the plot except that the man could time travel {making Rachel the official Time Traveler's wife haha!}. And then I watched it and I couldn't help but look back at my own life.

"No amount of time traveling can make someone love you," said Tim in the movie and that stands for all the mistakes that we make in life. Making mistakes is something that's crucial in life, sure, but it also urges one to take a second before being spontaneous. Traveling in time would be nice, since we get the option to correct mistakes but what if we used that chance to re-live beautiful moments instead?

WIKFS #2: Choose a life one wants to live in over and over again.

I don't about you but this is not very easy. But it's not impossible. And here's to a life worth living again. Here is to living "an extraordinary, ordinary life."

{Some} Regrets.

I used to believe in the "No regrets" adage. It was an easy escape route to forget about things I didn't want to remember, mistakes I never got to correct and choices I refused to make. I would tell myself "No regrets!" and move on. And then I would make another thing to regret.

WIKFS #3:  Keep in mind the regrets you have if only to remind you not to keep making them. No regrets mean having room for the first one. 

Happy Sunday!
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