I recently went to see The Hobbit with some family members, and it did not disappoint! I have never read the books, and being a huge reader myself, never had any interest in reading a sci-fi series. With that being said, I thought the Lord of the Rings series were pretty great, with smeagol being the best character of them all (who doesn’t love creepy, schizophrenic, half-human.. beings??). Overall, the movie was pretty awesome! I didn’t even know what the movie was about until I started watching, and I was pleasantly surprised to find out The Hobbit was the precursor movie/series to Lord of the Rings. I saw it in 3-D, too, which made it that much better. I would definitely see it again! One of the best quotes that stuck out to me during the movie was this:
“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
This hit home to me, as I am in such a transitional period in my life: working from home with my current job, living with relatives as I just moved from another state and have no home, looking for a new job that I want to stay in for at least the next 3-5 years and trying to figure out what my passion in life is. I have been on a quest to find my purpose in life, but I have given up on trying to figure out what it is exactly. Not actually giving up, per se, but just letting go, learning to enjoy the ride, and accepting that I may need to experience more in my life before eventually finding out what my purpose on earth is.
Anyways, this quote pertains not just to finding out my purpose in life, but also to my job search (and I believe they go hand-in-hand a little) – I have been looking and looking, stumbling upon and applying to jobs that I may never have considered as a career. I have been going on interviews, but nothing has really stuck. Which leads me to believe, that something is going to happen – unexpectedly, by surprise – that will help lead me down the next path in life that I need to go down. Yes, it is scary… and yes, I am fighting it a little. But that is just fear of the unknown… which is exactly what I have been trying to let go in order to grow/better myself as a person this past year. So cheers to the unknown, the adventures, and the unexpected surprises in life that will ultimately lead me to where I need to be!