One of my favorite movies, Walter Mitty touches on a variety of emotions. I like a good laugh just as much as the next person and you know by now that I’m a big kid at heart. I like silly humor and who best to deliver it then one of the best of comedy, Ben Stiller.
Walter Mitty and the song Dirty Paws – Of Monsters and Men, packs a different message for me all together. It’s one that reminds me that life often requires us to get our paws dirty if we want to achieve anything worthwhile. This movie is a cry and an urge to take chances, to overcome the fear of living out loud and just go for it. To realize and to embrace the memories that are born during those times, as they will forever be the moments we truly feel alive.
With so much riding on the brink of a complete lifestyle change, I know those things to be true. I full heartily embrace the message they bring and yet I’m terrified and scared at times. I need to take note from Walter Mitty and remind myself that I have control over some of the yet to come memories that will stand out later in life. If I want them to become reality, then this is a part of the process and it won’t come by itself or without change. That there shouldn’t be anything fearful about pursuing what sets my very soul on fire, no matter how unfamiliar and new it might be.
I just need to jump and take that first step, for everything else will fall into place by itself.