Saturday Sitdown Vol. 5

Source: imbd.com
Source: imbd.com

 

Ever hear about a show and deep down you have all the intentions on watching it, but never get around to it?  Then when you decide to finally sit down and watch it, you find out it’s been cancelled?  Well, that’s what this show has been for me.  Lucky for me, they have all 26 episodes on Netflix…and I’m so glad they do!  This is a really hilarious show that I have decided to binge watch because that’s been the power of Netflix over me: once I find a sitcom that I really like, I can’t help to watch it all in one sitting (I’m looking at you, Orange Is The New Black).  The opening of Season 2 really grabbed my attention.  One of the characters, June, wanted James Van Der Beek (playing himself) to do a Dawson’s Creek reunion, which he ultimately agrees with.  When she calls her old friends about the reunion, they proceed to tell her about how they’ve moved on with their lives.  Her friends are married with successful jobs, while June has lost everything; so I instantly clicked.  But it was what the other main character, Chloe said to June while she was feeling down about how her friend’s lives had moved on while hers seemed to be falling to pieces.  She said:

 

Screw your friends………the point is, their stories are already written.  Dude, your story is already starting!

 

It made me think a lot about some acquaintances that have shared with me their stories of how they felt all of their friends were more successful.  It made me think of all the people that I’ve personally known that has had to start over from scratch after losing everything.  Like June.  Like me.   The beauty in life not going exactly as planned is that you get to go down another path.  You get to re-write your story!  Call me optimistic, but I don’t mind that my life crumbled anymore. All of my immediate friends may be married, engaged, or having babies right now, but I’m discovering what I want out of this life.  That’s their story and I’ve finally become comfortable with not having to read their stories before I go to bed at night.  I can just write my own!   The struggle for me has been not putting a time frame on it.  This has been a 5 year process and I’m still in it.  Still learning.  Still growing. Still figuring out what works for me.   So if you feel that everyone else seems to have it “together” more than you just remember this:  your story is just starting.   Now, get to writing!

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