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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty {and how it spoke to me}

Back in December, I received free tickets thanks to Nuffnang to watch ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ prior to its official Boxing day release.

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Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) is a man in his 40s who works for Life magazine as a negative assets manager (developing photographs). He has the tendency to ‘zone out’ wherein he daydreams about doing things he is not capable of doing in reality. He also has a crush on Cheryl (Kristen Wiig) but is too nervous to ask her out in person. Photojournalist Sean O’Connell (Sean Penn) deals predominantly with Walter when it comes to his submissions. Now, he sends Walter a package with a note that negative 25 is the Quintessence of Life magazine and should be used as the cover for the final print version before the magazine goes online. Only problem is Walter cannot find negative 25. In a bid to find the negative and to stall his obnoxious new manager, Walter attempts to follow Sean O’Connell using the other negatives as clues to his whereabouts. The search for the negative and O’Connell takes Walter on a journey through Greenland, Iceland and a trek through the Himalayas. Thereby having him live a life he wanted to but never had the courage to do so.

The movie was a bit clichéd but I loved it.

It was about the courage to actually live your life and make the most of every moment than getting stuck on auto-pilot and just existing. I loved the message because of where I am at in life and some of the things I am personally going through. In 2013, I started to live. I started to get out of my comfort zone. Towards the end of the year, I was contemplating a lot more about living fully without regrets. And having the courage to be vulnerable and show my imperfections. Funnily enough, one of my resolutions in 2014 is to be more open and to live my life. To have the courage to do things my otherwise auto-pilot existence wouldn’t have allowed for.

We all dream of doing things — things that are extraordinary or super-human. Just like Walter Mitty did. But sometimes, doing seemingly ordinary things like taking that trip you really want or asking out a person you think is cute or standing up for yourself to your boss with no guarantees if the outcome will go your way — that can be super-human. That is courage.

It’s courage I’m working on each day.

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***Linking up with The Writers’ Post Blog hop being hosted by Kajal this week***

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Movie Massala
    January 4, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    That’s a excellent round up of the movie. Lucky for you to have watched the movie before everyone else. I have’nt watched it yet.

    Let me tell you that the way that you connected the movie with what you aspire in 2014 is great. I hope this year you wish to stay courageous come true. Good luck!
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 5, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      I do recommend watching it…definitely a feel-good movie! Thanks for the wishes…and more so, the prompt! 🙂

  • Movie Massala
    January 4, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    That’s a excellent round up of the movie. Lucky for you to have watched the movie before everyone else. I have’nt watched it yet.

    Let me tell you that the way that you connected the movie with what you aspire in 2014 is great. I hope this year you wish to stay courageous come true. Good luck!
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 5, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      I do recommend watching it…definitely a feel-good movie! Thanks for the wishes…and more so, the prompt! 🙂

  • Corinne Rodrigues
    January 4, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Love the premise of this movie – putting it in my ‘to-watch’ list. It seems to me that you are living a full life already – wishing you all the courage you need, PB.
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 5, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Definitely a feel-good movie Corinne! And yes, I am living a full life…or started to in the last year so I think it resonated really well! 🙂

  • Corinne Rodrigues
    January 4, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Love the premise of this movie – putting it in my ‘to-watch’ list. It seems to me that you are living a full life already – wishing you all the courage you need, PB.
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 5, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Definitely a feel-good movie Corinne! And yes, I am living a full life…or started to in the last year so I think it resonated really well! 🙂

  • Zita
    January 5, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I haven’t seen it but having read your post it’s moved it higher up on my luster!
    I feel I’m at a similar place to you and look forward to reading more about your journey in 2014!
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      It’s quite an uplifting movie Zita…

      And glad to hear you are at a similar place. I think after a while, we do take stock of where things are and where and who we want to be. Thanks for following this journey! I’ll be keeping up with yours…

  • Zita
    January 5, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I haven’t seen it but having read your post it’s moved it higher up on my luster!
    I feel I’m at a similar place to you and look forward to reading more about your journey in 2014!
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      It’s quite an uplifting movie Zita…

      And glad to hear you are at a similar place. I think after a while, we do take stock of where things are and where and who we want to be. Thanks for following this journey! I’ll be keeping up with yours…

  • stephanie
    January 5, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Happy new year to you! Sounds like it was an apt movie for you! Will have to keep it on the to watch list. All the best for your courageous year! x
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 5, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      Happy new year to you too and congrats on the new domain! Definitely a feel-good movie…watch it when you get the chance. Thanks for the wishes! 🙂

  • stephanie
    January 5, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Happy new year to you! Sounds like it was an apt movie for you! Will have to keep it on the to watch list. All the best for your courageous year! x
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 5, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      Happy new year to you too and congrats on the new domain! Definitely a feel-good movie…watch it when you get the chance. Thanks for the wishes! 🙂

  • chai a cup of life
    January 6, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I loved the movie too! It really spoke with me too…to live the dream, rather than just think or day dream about it. If you liked Kristen Wigg, you must see Bridesmaids now because it’s hilarious!
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 7, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      You’re the third person recommending Bridesmaids to me. Now I really have to watch it!

  • chai a cup of life
    January 6, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I loved the movie too! It really spoke with me too…to live the dream, rather than just think or day dream about it. If you liked Kristen Wigg, you must see Bridesmaids now because it’s hilarious!
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 7, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      You’re the third person recommending Bridesmaids to me. Now I really have to watch it!

  • Privy Trifles
    January 7, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I just watched the movie today and I soo connect with your post here. It is an awesome movie no doubt about it!

    And cheers to your thoughts ahead for 2014!
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 7, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks Privy! And yeah, it is such a feel-good movie, isn’t it? Makes you feel like you can achieve anything! 🙂

  • Privy Trifles
    January 7, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I just watched the movie today and I soo connect with your post here. It is an awesome movie no doubt about it!

    And cheers to your thoughts ahead for 2014!
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 7, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks Privy! And yeah, it is such a feel-good movie, isn’t it? Makes you feel like you can achieve anything! 🙂

  • Vaidehi
    January 11, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Hello beautiful,
    I am new to your blog and I really loved it.Happy new year to you.
    I haven’t watched this movie but now it is on my watching list.Thanks for the amazing review of the movie.
    vaidehi

  • Vaidehi
    January 11, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Hello beautiful,
    I am new to your blog and I really loved it.Happy new year to you.
    I haven’t watched this movie but now it is on my watching list.Thanks for the amazing review of the movie.
    vaidehi

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