Lady Bird

Lady Bird

an essay on why i love this film's approach to adolescence so much (not really an essay, just me rambling).
growing up means finding the best version of ourselves. therefore we need to explore all the options until we find something that suits us. so we can be anticonformists who hate capitalism and want to live without tracking devices on ourselves. or we can be actors in a play and in real life, trying to convince everyone and especially ourselves that we are something we are not. we can be dreamers, apply to schools that might never accept us, and leave everyone behind. we can leave college for next year and take our time to feel. that's when we learn compromises and how much we need them in our lives.
but what if this is the best version? what if (at least for now) there's no other version and we have to live with the thought of not doing our best, of not being enough, every single day?
i feel like i missed so many opportunities in my life just because i was afraid i couldn't do it. i was afraid the current version of me couldn't do it. i was afraid that things wouldn't go as i imagined. that fear held me back every single time, no matter what version of me i was. if lady bird can teach me one thing i hope it's this: don't stress if things don't go exactly how you planned them to be. instead try to accept life as it is without worrying too much because some things are out of your control and you can't do anything to either change them or prevent them.

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