Monday, December 3, 2012

Weverb Day 3--Staying in the Moment

I'll admit that it's hard for me to stay in the moment. I spent my year wishing for summer, then wishing for school, then wishing to know what was happening after graduation. I'm definitely future-oriented--I'm up to my eyeballs in grad school things right now.

For me, sitting in the Wesley garden is one way I slow down and appreciate the moment. Drinking cups of tea is another. Observing people is the best way I know to appreciate the moment though. You sit and watch and just think about everything that's going on around you. Staying in the moment is definitely hard for me. I'll try to be better in 2013.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Weverb Day 2--Movie Recommendations

To answer the question simply: My #1 movie this year was Bernie. Absolutely hilarious film. Encourage everyone to see it!

Movies I Would Recommend that were released in 2012: The Avengers, Frankenstein, The Dark Knight Rises, Brave, Lincoln, The Hunger Games, The Lorax

Movies that I will probably recommend in 2012: The Hobbit, Les Miserables, Hyde Park on the Hudson

Also watched The Sandlot for the first time at the Wesley and saw Titanic 3D with a group of Wesley girlfriends. Both enjoyable movie experiences. 

But my most memorable movie experience in 2012 was in April when my 6 cousins, brother,  and I went to see Pirates: Band of Misfits the day after my aunt's funeral. We ordered way too much food, sat there in the dark dealing with unwieldy emotions, and had a bittersweet bonding experience. Sometimes it's not about the movie, but who you're with. I don't think I'll ever forget it.