Okay, Grebner...get to the movie already. So this weekend, I hit up the local Redbox in the pouring rain to grab this indie film about a college admissions counselor living in NYC who is still head over heels in love with his undergraduate liberal arts institution in Ohio. I'll be honest, part of the reason I wanted to see it was the fact that Josh Radnor plays the main character and I love him on How I Met Your Mother. His character in this film is very similar...and similarly, I found him to be very much like myself.
At a time when I am questioning what on earth I am doing with my life, wondering if it's all worth it, and struggling to get by this movie helped me to realize that it's all okay. All of it. Everything. I shouldn't wish this time away. I mean, when else will I have the opportunity to sit around reading books and articles all day and talking to people about them? It's not too bad of a life. Even if I do still hate talking in class. This movie helped me to remember what I loved about being an undergraduate. And it's that love that spurred me on to continue my studies. So when times get rough -- and Lord knows they will this semester -- I need to reflect on those things.
When I slipped this DVD into my computer Saturday night, I was feeling alone. Homesick. Like no one understood what I was going through. 2 hours later, I realized I wasn't alone. I love it when movies speak to what you're going through in life. And appearances by Allison Janney don't hurt either!