Do You Ever Wish Your Life Was Like a Movie?

Want to know a secret?  I am a movie nut. There’s something about sitting down and zoning out from the world and watching people’s life and adventures, even when you know that it’s all make-believe. I really get into it too. I completely forget where I am and who I am with and focus on everything playing out in front of me on the screen. Some people do it with books, but I am a very visual person.

I think I got my love for movies from my dad. I think of all the movies we went to growing up (sometimes sneaking into two which was his favourite thing to do back in the day) and just having such a love for film. He taught me all about POV which may not seem like anything but to me now, when ever I see a POV shot I hear my dad explaining that it’s a shot that’s meant to be the view of a character. Random, I know.

Anyways. Do you ever just sit there watching the movie and think I want that. I want to be like that. I want the independence and adventure of Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, The quirkiness of Kate Hudson in How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days, the strength and poise of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. Or to be as badass as Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider or Doris Day in Calamity Jane. I’ve got one for you. The love and passion of Noah and Ally in The Notebook.

Omg The Notebook! The feels! Now I am a sucker for a romance movie, I think that’s why I am such a hopeless romantic in real life. I watch them and think O goodness I want that. I want to have that full-blown romantic gesture like when John Cusack stands outside Diane’s window with that boombox in Say Anything? How cute was that?! Or that complete passionate kiss where the people watching can feel the power of that kiss.

Or how about the grand adventure of life! Traveling the world, or sitting on a paradise island like a scene from The Beach (minus the killings. sheesh that be a horrible way of life that part.) I always did want to be a Pirate so maybe one day I can cruise the open sea with good ol Captain Jack Sparrow.

It’s probably not the healthiest of ways, but I do wish some of these things when I watch a movie. However, I definitely don’t want some creepy ass girl crawling out of my tv and kill me, that is definitely not something I want to happen in my real life when I watch a movie. But I do love a good horror 😀

I think this is where it may be a problem. I want adventure. I want to be somebody. Like these people I watch. Some may be fake characters, but the idea, the concept, that can be real life. And that’s something I yearn for. A life worth writing about. A life worth making into a movie for others to see. A life where me and my family could look back on and say I lived. Thanks movies, you’ve set a high standard!

I’m trying. I am. I’ve got plans. Travel the world with my family. Work hard which I have always done and really missed while not working properly for the fast few years. (That’s all about to change though people eeek!) Trying to make each day happy but not so happy people think I am a Stepford Wife. And keeping that child like heart for not only myself but for my kids, you know, like Elf 🙂

For now though, I can thank characters like Jamie in a Walk to Remember and Belle from Beauty and the Beast for teaching me to be loving and not judge people from the outside, Angus from Angus, to stand up to those bully’s and know its ok to be different. And Van Wilder to show its ok to not have to take life too seriously. I don’t think I should go on and on cause this would get dull and very very long!

In the end, a girl can dream, while watching these lives come to life on the big screen.

Candi X

 

 

 

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My hair has looked and seen it all. Its been every colour on the hair colour wheel, and all sorts of different styles and lengths from the Victoria Beckham Bob to the Jennifer Aniston angled layered hair. I’ve had green ive had blue ive had red, i had mixed. But I have always been proud of my hair. As i grew up i knew though i always wanted my old long hair back. I havent bleached or died the top layers of my hair for years now but ive loved switching between mermaid blue and red underneath, because lets face it, i want to be a mermaid! Any whosay let’s get to todays absolute gutting events.

I have spent now three and a half years growing my hair and I have been sooooo proud of it. it was past my boobs and almost at my waist. It was long and I loved it finally. I especially wanted it long for my brother in laws wedding coming up in june. The only thing is after a year and a half without even a little trim my ends were looking lets just say, like the hairs on a pig, dry brittle and not the greatest thank goodness it didn’t smell like one though.

I have been taking my Cocoa Locks to help keep my hair healthy and help to grow so i thought time for  a little trim to help it along. I contacted the last lady who done my hair as she was brilliant and did exactly what  i asked, just a little snip. I unfortunately didn’t hear back from her (till now i must say) so the impatient person i am, i looked around until i found a lady with good reviews. I arranged for her to come today.

Now i must admit i was nervous i always get nervous using someone new because i know what hairdressers can be like, they get a little scissor happy if you know what you mean.

When she got here she had her daughter which is fine im always happy for that i know what its like, i cant get into a salon because i have no one to watch my kids so that s all good. She asked exactly what and i expressed VERY VERY PRECISELY i want to keep my length maybe just a half an inch NO MORE to help the ends. GREAT she said as i sat down in the soon to be terror chair.

The first snip happened and already i was going to cry. Thr scissors against my back felt very high up and already i was thinking to myself what the actual fudgcicle just happened, i stayed still and quiet and tried to close my eyes because i knew this wasnt what i wanted but with a haircut i don’t know what i can do after the first cut.

She finished and she checked twice the lengths and was like there you go all good!

I ran my fingers through and started welling up. …

SHE TOOK A GOOD 5 INCHES OFF OF MY DAMN HAIR!

Earlier I made her a cup of tea, and she didn’t touch it. But i ran to get the money to give her but she then took the tea and came and sat on my couch and began to chat. Dont get me wrong she was nice but i just wanted her to get out so i can cry and see exactly what she done because she didnt even show me. I did say o you seemed to take a lot off, and all she freaking said was O. O?! O!? Thats all you can say! And then she kept drinking her dang tea!

After 15 to 20 minutes of her not looking to leave i was like i need to get the boys ready so she left. The tears came coming down. Now i know how sad and vain and stupid this sounds, there’s sooo many worse things in the world then getting a bad hair cut i know i know but for me after so long growing it and being so proud of the length it made me feel good about myself and my appearance! So that’s why i was upset. I ran upstairs and looked in my vanity and called Kai right away in bits. As i was crying to him and inspecting the absolute shortest my hairs been in ages (it’s now at my freaking armpit, i then noticed, one side was a good inch longer then the other side! so not only did she make my hair a hell of a lot shorter than i asked she done a very lazy sloppy crap job on my hair and i will now have to pay to get fixed. the tears came again harder. I was now pissed.

Now i havent gone and messaged her and been like what the actual fudge, I’m not that type of person. I will however NEVER EVER go back to her or recommend her to anyone at all and write this blog post haha.

My lesson for the day, don’t trust anyone else with your hair if you have someone already really good and be patient and dont book someone else because you can’t wait.

Have a beautiful day people I know I will now after getting this off my chest and now going to wear hats and buns until i get the mop fixed 😀

-Candi X

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