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?

Bridget Jones and I

It is rather ironic.

I should identify with some wonderfully successful, bright, clever young woman like Amal Clooney or Samantha Jones.

Instead I identify with the character of Bridget Jones – the ever-so-slightly-plus-size, funny, awkward heroine in Helen Fielding’s novels.

Why?

 

I’ve given this quite some thought and I’ve begun to realize that Bridget Jones and I have many similarities:

  1. She likes to go around naked in her paddling pool. I like to go around naked in my pool.
  2. We both are enamored of Mr. Darcy. Granted, her Mark Darcy was a human rights barrister, and my Mark Darcy is a character in a Jane Austen novel, but you get the picture.
  3. We are both, ahem, plus-sized. Although unlike Bridget Jones, I embrace my curves.
  4. We both have intimate relationships with bottles of wine.
  5. We both are attracted to really shabby guys.
  6. I too hate going to parties where I’m the only single.
  7. Like Bridget, I begin each year with boundless optimism but trouble always seems to find me.
  8. I am always on a journey of self-improvement.
  9. She writes a diary. I write a blog. ‘Nuff said.
  10. My professional life is one long fumble-save, just like hers.
  11. I flirt all day. With people who read this blog. You know who you are.
  12. I never feel like I’m the intellectual equal of everyone in the room.
  13. We both need a career change.
  14. My big plans never quite make it to fruition.
  15. I too use 4-letter words liberally.
  16. I’m also waiting for someone who likes me, just the way I am.

So there you have it, the reasons why I am like Bridget Jones. Because   no matter how hard I try, I always seem to not quite achieve what I set out to achieve. And it takes a pretty evolved sense of humor to find the beauty (and the humor) in that.

Hence…. unblunder.

 

Bridget Jones and I

It is rather ironic. I should identify with some wonderfully successful, bright, clever young woman like Angelina Jolie or Samantha Jones, but instead I identify with the character Bridget Jones – the ever-so-slightly-plus-size, funny, awkward heroine in Helen Fielding’s novels.

Why?

 

I’ve given this quite some thought and I’ve begun to realize that Bridget Jones and I have many similarities:

  1. She likes to go around naked in her paddling pool. I like to go around naked in my pool.
  2. We both are enamored of Mr. Darcy. Granted, her Mark Darcy was a human rights barrister, and my Mark Darcy is a character in a Jane Austen novel, but you get the picture.
  3. We are both, ahem, plus-sized. Although unlike Bridget Jones, I embrace my curves.
  4. We both have intimate relationships with bottles of wine.
  5. We both are attracted to really shabby guys.
  6. I too hate going to parties where I’m the only single.
  7. Like Bridget, I begin each year with boundless optimism but trouble always seems to find me.
  8. I am always on a journey of self-improvement.
  9. She writes a diary. I write a blog. ‘Nuff said.
  10. My professional life is one long fumble-save, just like hers.
  11. I flirt all day. With people who read this blog. You know who you are.
  12. I never feel like I’m the intellectual equal of everyone in the room.
  13. We both need a career change.
  14. My big plans never quite make it to fruition.
  15. I too use 4-letter words liberally.
  16. I’m also waiting for someone who likes me, just the way I am.

So there you have it, the reasons why I am like Bridget Jones. Because   no matter how hard I try, I always seem to not quite achieve what I set out to achieve. And it takes a pretty evolved sense of humor to find the beauty (and the humor) in that.

Hence…. unblunder.