Movies, Diets, and Quests

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Do the seemingly random things in your life ever connect and lead you to a conclusion? I love when that happens. It’s one of my favorite experiences. Someone should make a word for it.  I should make a word for it….hmm… I got nothing.

Anyway. We’ll start with the movies.

Please go see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I go to the theatre exactly one time a year. At Christmas. When my dad pays for the whole family.  I went twice in the month of January, both times to see the same movie. You can guess which one. Apart from being visually beautiful with an incredible soundtrack, it compellingly tells the story of a man who loved the idea of travel as a boy, but was unable to get anywhere b/c of his responsibilities. He is finally forced to go abroad and has a life changing adventure. My favorite part is that he is also rewarded for the life he was faithful to all along. (PS email me if you saw it b/c I have a hundred thousand other tangents I could get real nerdy with)

OK. With that in the backdrop comes the diet.

The fireman took me to the movies. He’s awesome like that. He also took me to yummy restaurants where I ate like a queen. Then the buttons on my jeans became sharp. Not actually sharp- I checked. They are still perfectly round buttons. But somehow, when I look away, they become tiny knives that dig into my stomach.

Soooo, I have 20 days left of a cleanse (a food one..don’t get all concerned on me). Just know, I’m getting serious over the next 20 days as a kick-start.

Which leads me to how the movie and the diet all relate to quest.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty makes you think about who you are meant to be and the very real cost involved in becoming that person. I would like to be a writer. It’s my quest for now and I have neglected the opportunity  (AKA only blogging every once in a blue moon). Since I’m getting on track with health over the next few weeks, I decided to get back in the habit of writing by blogging every day for the next 10 days.

WARNING: No promises on quality, folks. Going for quantity.

As always, thank you for reading!


PS What’s your quest? I’d love to hear.

PSS What do you think about incidentarelate or correrandom??? …I’ll keep working at it.

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8 responses to “Movies, Diets, and Quests”

  1. Alecia says:

    Ummm…serendipity? “A beneficial, though accidental discovery.” Not original, but I can prononce it. You never know, though, one of those others might catch on. A lot stranger words have found their way into the OED. I wasn’t planning to see the movie, but will take your recommendation and try to go. My quest? This year it’s Scripture memorization. One Psalm per month is the goal. One down, eleven to go! And lunch with you–after the 15th? At your convenience. Don’t want to horn in on the fireman:) (BTW, glad you’re back in blogging mode or mood. I’ve missed reading you.)

    • cindyannjohnson says:

      What a great quest! Which one did you take on for January?
      Lunch after the 15th is perfect:) I’ll email you to set up the date.
      Thank you for reading..and missing the silent periods. …Trying to get back into it:) It’s so easy to put other things first.
      PS I heard “selfie” was the number one new word added to the OED. …That’s a blog prompt in and of itself;) Thought you might find that interesting…

  2. CR says:

    I like correrandom :)

    • cindyannjohnson says:

      Yay! It’s easier to say, right? I might try and come up with something off the wall that sounds nicer and then just say it means that. It’s actually really hard…

  3. jenni says:

    How many times have I told you never use the word diet!? Diets never work. It is such a negative word. Nobody likes diets:) haha. Can’t wait to hear about the cleanse. I just did the weekend warrior cleanse and loved it. XOXO

    • cindyannjohnson says:

      I always forget!! So far, so good! It’s only hard when I’m eating with friends. Only a couple more weeks and then I’ll be able to be a little less strict. What’s the weekend warrior like?! Want to write me a blog on it?? YAAAAA!!

  4. Jason Brown says:

    Good luck on the diet. Glad you’re writing again. My family looks forward to meeting the fireman at some point. My quest . . . hmmmm . . . that seems big. To better understand the true story of reality and live faithfully as a character (bit part) in that story.

    • cindyannjohnson says:

      Thank you! I can’t wait for him to meet the Browns.
      Sounds like you’re on a great quest and it puts the idea of quest in a helpful framework- what is my character meant to do during this chapter? I imagine we have multiple purposes throughout the (our) story. For me, there’s been freedom and joy in figuring out what this setting has set me up to do, and letting go of the rest.

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