The nominated read for my bookclub for the next 5 weeks is Milan Kundera's novel, "The Unbearable Lightness of Being." I vaguely remember watching the 1988 film adaption at a very impressionable age because all i remember of the flick is that there was a dodgy s*x scene and everything looked gloomy. I am praying the movie lives up to its hype, because nobody seems to have a bad thing to say about this book.
Have any of you read it?
Anywho, the reason i named this post after the book is because i totally identify with the sentiment behind the book's title. I haven't read the book, but i would like to think that it addresses the hardships faced in maintaining a sense of individualism and self in a world where conforming is the name of the game.
I am currently the embodiment of the term, "The Young and The Restless". More than ever, i feel a calling to do my own thing, break out, break away...take the road less travelled. Thing is, the great unknown is scarying me sh*tless...i have got too comfortable in my 9 - 5 routine and my lovely corporate title and big name i work for, although in the same breath, these are the very things that are making me miserable and killing me softly (and i'm not even a Fugee).
The analogy i give friends and family is that i'm desperate housewife stuck in a loveless marriage that doesn't make any sense anymore but i've got so used to the trappings that come with it, that i am actually thinking twice about leaving.
So when am i gonna grow a pair and leave this charade is the big question...*sigh*?
Anyone have any advice for me? I'm all over the place right about now and any insight would be greatly appreciated?
Chuckles: I was sent this picture in an email titled, 'The Milkman's Child" - it had me in stitches :-)