So today I was planning on posting about some of the best beauty tips I've heard but then I watched a movie and felt ... inspired I guess. So I watched Struck by Lightening (on Netflix). It was in my queue because I had seen some gifs on tumblr that were funny from it and thought it would be a cute, funny, indie film to pass time on a rainy night. Let me give you a big warning, this movie is not light, it is equal parts tragic and thought provoking. Don't get me wrong, it has some witty moments but I would definitely not categorize this as a comedy like I was expecting it to be.
Ok so .... this movie is the story of a high school kid who is stuck in a small town and has big dreams of escaping and doing more with his life. Pretty typical teen movie. The big twist is that he is struck by lightening and dies. This isn't really a spoiler because it happens right away and the whole rest of the movie is him looking back on his life and telling his story.
The part of this movie that really struck me (bad pun intended) is that it made me think about "what if I was struck by lightening and killed right now?" Kind of gruesome but that I think is the whole point of the movie. What have I accomplished in life so far? Have I made a significant impact on anyone? Has this impact been good? Am I living in the moment enough? Where is the balance between planning for the future and enjoying the life you currently live?
I don't have the answers to any of these questions and I don't think I ever will. There is always a certain "what if" in life. What if I had taken time to travel and explore instead of working all the time? (that is one I think about all the time) What if I had taken a more risky career path and pursued my passion for art? Would I have been happier? Would I have fallen flat on my ass? I have no idea.
I think my main take away from this movie is that you never know when death is coming, don't just assume you'll live to be 80. Don't live a life always looking to the future because the future may never come.
Sorry if this is a little bit of a sad post or boring or whatever but I write this blog to express my thoughts and this is what is on my mind tonight.
Natalie. 23. Mechanical engineer. Mining and Minerals Engineering graduate from Virginia Tech. I love pugs, pink, nail polish, and Netflix.