Greetings from glorious winter break! At this precise moment I am at my neighbor’s house dog/house sitting for them and watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It’s such an amazing movie, and I love the very beginning when Bilbo leaves. “I’m going on an adventure!” You know there will be trouble and challenges along the way, and so does he; but at that moment all you see is the green grass of the Shire and the hope in a Hobbit’s eyes.
Well, I’m going on an adventure too! It’s called life. And it’s exactly like the adventure Bilbo embarks on. I sadly may not encounter Rivendell, dragons, or magical rings I will certainly face things and people who will stand in my way. While I can spend all night comparing undesirable characters in my life to smelly ogres, I suppose it’s probably best to just wait until the sunshine turns them to stone. Because really, the sun always rises no matter how dark the night or overwhelming the circumstances. So I shall fight the good fight, finish the race, and end my adventure triumphantly!
Still, there’s something beautiful about starting a journey. I suppose technically my whole journey started seventeen years ago, but I feel that I’m constantly starting new journeys in my life. Every time I embark on something something new, or make my mind up about something, it’s taking the first step towards a goal. So even though the end of my entire journey is a long ways off, I can be encouraged as I complete the smaller ones. For example, finishing my first semester of college J With all A’s! Like what?? God is amazing!
The rest of this post shall be dedicated to the many things that have occurred within my fandoms lately! There are very minimal spoilers, but if you haven’t seen any of these or been online for the past two months, you may want to skip.
1. The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special!!
Oh. My. Word. DAVID CAME BACK AND OHMYGOSH IT WAS AMAZING AND HIS EPIC HAIR AND BILLIE BUT SHE WASN’T ROSE AND FEEEEELLLZZZ BUT AHHHH IT WAS SO GOOD! I went to see the simulcast in theaters with some of my fangirl friends, and it was such an incredible experience. Every time something big happened (such as David’s name in the credits hehe) the whole theater just started screaming and it was like this incredible Whovian bonding moment. Lots of people dressed up, and I did a Tenth Doctor Cosplay that turned out pretty good! So thankful for my friend Hannah who let me borrow her Converse and tan coat J I met another Ten who was so cool, and we took a picture together with our 3D glasses.
BEST. BOOK. ADAPTION. EVER! I mean seriously, they did such an amazing job with this one! I’m so happy they didn’t destroy the plot. And Peeta ohmyword Peeta is so ahhhhhhh!!! *fangirls over epicness of Peeta Mellark*
His smile just melts my heart. And I’m dreading what’s gonna happen in Mockingjay…which makes me think of Finnick, who was just perfectly cast. I got to go see the double feature with Hannah, which was fun because I wasn’t able to see the first movie in theaters.
We all knew it was coming. But I could have never in a thousand lifetimes fully prepared myself to say goodbye to the incredible Matt Smith. But if he had to go, that sendoff was the best and I can’t think of much more I’d do to improve it. This memory is the most fresh and contains the most feels, so I’ll just leave you with my goodbye letter and Eleventh Doctor cosplay:
Allons-y everyone! Find your journey, and pray as God guides you down the path. And whether you stand on the highest tower of Rivendell overlooking the waterfalls or at the gates of Mordor, remember that He is always with you. And by trusting in Christ as Savior, you’re guaranteed that this journey of life will end in the light of His presence.
~Kelly/The Tenth Doctor/The Eleventh Doctor
P.S. If any of you are on Instagram, I created a fandom account: allonsy_to_221B. And my personal account is epicfangirl10. I update Instagram a lot more regularly than my blog...hehe