Heroes and heroines

I was having a particularly troublesome day not long ago and I criticized myself.

“You are not even the heroine of your own story.”

Who isn’t the hero/heroine of their own story, I ask you?

Yes, this was unnecessarily harsh and I’ve forgiven myself for saying it, but it does make me think of something else.

If I was going to be played by someone in a movie, who would it be and why?

What Hollywood actress would play me?

Oh, I’d like to say Angelina Jolie or Amal Clooney, but the reality is I’m not that classy and stylish.

I’m earthy.

And funny.

Which is why despite considering Amy Schumer and Rebel Wilson I’ve decided upon Renee Zellweger.

I decided on the beautiful Ms. Zellweger specifically because she played Bridget Jones and I totally relate to that character.

More so than any other character I’ve seen on the big screen, Bridget Jones really comes close to who I am as a person.

Funny, but many times unintentionally so.

On the cusp of happiness, but just can’t seem to close the deal.

Always finding herself in situations where she has to act poised while having a meltdown internally.

Yup, that’s me.

The good news is that according to Helen Fielding, the author of Bridget Jones’ Diary, Bridget Jones does find happiness.

So I’m ever so optimistic about my future.

You should be too.

Who would play you in a movie version of your life?