Boy I am ever glad that we get those golden moments of respite (aka. fortnight of relief) after every term to recharge the batteries and reignite the fuse. The last two weeks have really allowed me to relaunch with much vigor and renewed enthusiasm, which I know for a fact that I was seriously flatlining on at the end of term two. It is amazing what a bit of rest and relaxation can do for the mind, body and soul and I do feel incredibly lucky to be able to have those blessed reboot moments regularly throughout the year.
Now I am just waiting for the weather to also turn itself around, however anyone with half a brain knows that the weather in Western Victoria can remain cold right up to Christmas and even beyond, so I am certainly not going to hold my breathe in July for a seasonal switch up. However, any day with a little extra sunshine and a little less wind is always welcomed at this point in the year, and like a lazy cat I am eagerly searching out any sign of sunshine that I can spot and attempting to absorb some extra Vitamin D from the pitiful rays that I am occasionally catching.
The darkest days of the year are often a massive challenge, especially for me, but I have coped a lot better with them this year than I ever have before, which has been really great. Winter is long and hard enough without having to deal with melancholy moods and self loathing on top of everything else, so I am really grateful to have beaten my winter blues before they had a chance to really take hold this year. I know that I definitely feel a lot more settled and content than I did at this time last year, and that can really only be seen as progress in my mind.
Perhaps you just get better at managing your own stress and bullshit as you get older, or maybe you just get to a certain point in your life where you start to realise that this is as good as it gets and that wasting your life feeling dreadful is really no way to live at all. All that I know for sure is that looking forward to every day and finding the best in every day, no matter how crappy it may seem at times, certainly makes life a lot more enjoyable. I'm hoping that I can keep on rolling out these positive vibes throughout this entire term, because it feels like I have just emerged from a dark place into the light and I really want to keep moving forward.
Release Date: 2016
Running Time: 126 mins
A South Korean survival drama written and directed by Kim Seong-hun that packs a lot of punch as far as disaster movies go. With a genuinely interesting and plausible storyline, The Tunnel gripped me with its unexpectedly moving and emotional performances.
A man becomes trapped when a poorly constructed tunnel collapses as he is driving through it. With diminishing resources and little sign of a swift rescue, he must fight for his life in the dark, dangerous and cramped conditions.
Jung-woo Ha and Doona Bae bring a lot of heart to this tale as the suffering married couple that are longing to see each other and praying for the best, and Dal-su Oh is stellar in his role of the persistent rescue worker.
Do not confuse this South Korean hidden gem with the dreadful 2011 found footage Australian film that has the same name or you will be extremely disappointed.
FINAL SAY: When everything collapses, only hope remains.
4 Chilli Peppers