Up Next: Encanto (Movie Thoughts Review)

Happy Monday and Happy Martin Luther King Day! It’s been an interesting start of a Monday and by interesting I mean full of unexpected surprises and not in the best of ways, with last nights weather which was a mixture of both snow and rain it got a bit flooded, but everything is under control and it wasn’t too crazy luckily! On a whole different note, it made for a good theme as the movie that I’ll be talking about in a moment has some similar vibes to it, only without the flooding…..on with the movie talk!

Now as some of you may already know, I wrote a bit about Encanto around two weeks ago I believe or close to two weeks, I didn’t exactly give my thoughts in full detail then just some small brief ones and that’s because I wanted to really sit and discuss it, I feel with movies because we’re just seeing everything happen all at once it’s not always easy to take everything in, sometimes it’s not that hard, but other times it can be a little too much!

However Encanto isn’t one of those “too much going on” kind of movies, obviously the first reaction will always be the best reaction 9/10, but sometimes you’ll have moments where it may take the 2nd or 3rd reaction that can make a moment feel right, that’s just my personal opinion though! Honestly I just wanted to re watch the movie because I enjoyed it so much the first time, it’s probably one of my favorites at the current moment, I obviously have to watch more movies (Don’t worry I have a personal watchlist….kinda) regardless I’d still consider it a personal favorite!

Although I probably could’ve talked about it the first time in full detail, I wanted to watch it again so that way I could really gather everything in and see if I felt anything new with it, I did and didn’t, the did part is I found that I was actually more emotional watching the second time then the first and the didn’t part is I felt the same way about it the first time I watched it as well as the second time! Now I will explain my thoughts on it fully sometime this week in an upcoming podcast episode, I just wanted to share a few words and let you know what to expect coming up!

I do plan/have in mind to do the soundtrack because let me tell you Encanto’s music is *chef kiss* beautiful and it deserves to be talked about, so I hope that you look forward to that as well, not sure if I want to do that as a podcast episode or if I want to write it out or maybe do something different with it, I’ll have to decide on what I want to do there, but for the meantime keep a lookout for the upcoming episode where I go a bit into depth on the movie, I am excited and look forward to getting my thoughts out on it, hopefully you guys like it once it’s done!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

It’s Definitely Winter!

OH MY GOODNESS is it freezing out and we still got a few more days as this WHOLE week is meant to be super cold! You know I really don’t know how people who live in places that are always majority of the time cold do it, although I prefer to be cold then hot….I wouldn’t live in a place that’s always freezing, just like I wouldn’t live in a place that’s always hot! I need to be in a place that has both the balance of cold and hot, but not to the extreme, just a nice warm place that has the mix of both Spring time weather and Fall time weather!

Those are probably the only two seasons that I could live in with no problem….I guess if I were to say what the best thing about Winter is, it would have to be that fact that you get to warm up with it, you know have a nice warm beverage, pull the covers over you that kind of thing…..but if I were to go based off seasonal things I enjoy about Winter…..I’d say getting to see the snow, I mean I’m sure we all like watching it fall down the first few times we see it, it’s the aftermath of it being a pain to shovel that most people don’t like, but you can always have a snowball fight it which is fun!

I also like the fact that you’re able to just chill and relax with the Winter season you don’t have to do a lot, I guess just the thought of having to go somewhere in the cold is what isn’t the most favorite thing about it, but I always enjoy getting to wear winter clothes to keep warm, I like being warm so anything that allows me to do that I’ll always count as a bonus, I know that there’s some good things to Winter as well, it’s just whenever the temperature decides to drop and you’re feeling that very cold air, yeah that’s when you wish for the warm weather to start coming around, but I will admit that it’s got it’s perks too so can’t really complain, I’ll just always have mixed feelings with the Winter season, but I will continue to do my best to appreciate the good parts of it just as much!

I know this ones a bit a short one, but hopefully it was still good in it’s own way! Take care, stay safe and keep warm cause it’s only going to get colder outside so be sure to bundle up real nice!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: Encanto (Brief Thoughts)

I know that we’re no longer in the year 2021, but I did want to talk a little bit about a movie that I watched within the closing parts of that year! I won’t be going over it in full detail, due to the fact that I would like to also give some thoughts with it in an upcoming episode, although it’s been a long while that I’ve recorded, a month actually to be fair, however I do have it in mind to get back into it…..when exactly!? That I haven’t decided, but I will try to get back to it soon!

In the meantime we’ll just discuss some of it here for now! For those wondering what Encanto is, it’s a movie, an animated Disney movie/musical that recently released I believe sometime last year (a little weird we’re saying that now, I mean 2021 was literally just last week) I don’t really know when of last year, but that’s okay I’ll just look it up once I’m done!

(Update: As I was writing that last sentence, I ended up just looking it up anyway, it released on the 24th of November)

Now if you haven’t watched Encanto yet, I would definitely, definitely recommend checking this one out, it is soooo good, it’s a bit hard to explain the story of it writing wise, I would need to re watch it again and get a refresher of it and properly allow my thoughts to really take it all in again! There was a lot to Encanto and I want to be able to give my best and honest opinions of it….SPOILER…..I don’t have a negative thought on it, I bet you thought I was going to give you a spoiler on the movie didn’t you!? Don’t worry, we don’t do that here, well at least I try not to, I don’t like spoilers myself so I wouldn’t go and do that to someone else and if I do feel like I’m going to spoil something for someone, I do make sure to give a heads up beforehand! Back to Encanto, I love the movie and I look forward to really getting into it later when I’ve taken it in for a second time!

One thing I will will say is, this movie does get you emotional, now it may not be like that for everyone, I know everybody has different emotional levels to them, but this movie left me feeling teary eyed a few times not going to lie…..then again, I’m an emotional type of person anyway, so whether I’m listening to a sappy love song or any song that has a very deep meaning with beautifully written lyrics or I’m watching a movie that maybe relatable or it’s story is too much to handle (in a good way) there’s a 95 percent chance that I will cry, but that’s just who I am, I can try and hold it, but I usually don’t if it’s an emotional moment, I just let it happen!

It’s best to allow your emotions to come out when it’s feeling something strongly and that’s not just for when you’re watching movies or listening to music, I mean that in a general sense! Going back on track though, Encanto is very beautiful….although there is a key meaning to it, you may find yourself taking more than just one message from it! Plus the soundtrack is quite interesting, but really good, although I’ve only heard it once when watching the movie, I still enjoyed it!!

There’s a lot of things you wouldn’t really expect from it until you’re watching it for yourself, but one of the things that I really do like and admire with it, is the storytelling and if you’re from a Spanish speaking family certain things within this movie will be quite relatable and even if it’s not relatable and you’re not from a Spanish speaking family, it doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy it or feel like you can’t watch it and think to yourself “I know what that feels like” we all go through similar things in different ways, we don’t have to be the same in order to know what something feels like, we can still relate and be different!

You can learn a lot from Encanto, like I said it’s hard to describe at the moment which is why I will be re watching it so I can try and explain it better in the best way I feel I’m able to, but I would without a doubt recommend that you check it out if you haven’t already, it is a tear jerker, but it’s one of those movies that once you start watching it, just know your eyes might not leave the screen, at least that’s how I feel, I know everyone has different opinions and reactions to things so you may or may not feel the same, but it is worth giving a chance and watching, see what your thoughts are of it!

Those are some of my thoughts of it, I know it’s brief, but hopefully I was able to have it get considered to be on your watchlist and if I’ve not convinced you here, just know I will try again lol, anyway hope you all have a good rest of the day, take care, stay safe and Happy 3 Kings Day for those that celebrate it out there, see you soon!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

2022….Feels Weird

Happy New Year to you all! I hope that you were able to enjoy your weekend slash holiday season, it was a bit weird how both Christmas and New Years fell on the same weekend like day, both were on a Friday and Saturday, apparently it’s not the first time it’s happen….I’m just noticing it now, I guess that tells you how much I pay attention when it comes to the calendar!

I still can’t believe that we’re already in 2022….I wrote the date down for the first time today and it just felt weird to kind of see, it’s like even when you know it, seeing it can be a bit hard to process for a while, at least within the first couple of days whenever we arrive in the new start of a year, although 2021 was just 3 days ago, but it’s still leaves you a bit surprised!

Hopefully most of you out there have had a good start to the year already, there may be a few of you that are still trying to find your footing into this new year and if that is the case, just know that you don’t have to be hard on yourself if 2022 has left you feeling as though you have to have most things in play already, it’s okay if you’re still trying to sort out how you want this year to mean for you, not everyone is the same, we all process things differently and some of us need some time to work out how we’re going to stack those Legos and decide what it is we want to paint, whatever pace you’re at right now just keep going!

If you find that things are moving for you nice and smoothly great, but if you feel you’re having to tinker with a couple of things here and there and think a little bit that’s fine too, there’s nothing wrong with knowing that you may sigh as you’re working on certain projects and what not, realizing it’s going to take a bit longer! Sometimes you have to tinker and look into what might be the problem of the situation in what you’re focusing on to be able to understand it better, you may even find that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it and that maybe it’s just a small issue at hand that can easily be fixed!

And if not, well that’s why you try something new and see if that works out better, there’s ways to get anything to work, sometimes all that’s needed is a bit of tweaking for something to come together, it could be in a way that you had envision or in a way that you may not have saw it at first, but found it to be better than what you originally had in mind, now those moments are my favorite sometimes, although I like when things come out how I had felt it to look like, but there are days where it doesn’t happen like that and I’ll change it as a temporary fix only to like it better the temporary way because it looked best over the original!

I find when that happens, you come across unexpected inspiration that you weren’t even looking for, but it just so happened to come across to you accidently, although I like to think that nothing is accidental when it involves being inspired it’s just the fact of certain inspirations coming to you in unexpected ways, if you stumble across it, it was probably because you were meant to stumble across it, be it accidental, on purpose or just randomly! There’s no coincidences in anything, at least it’s what I like to believe!

What was the actual point to this post!? I’m not sure, I just know it’s been a good while since I’ve written anything and I guess I’m feeling 2022 will be more of inspiration in some way and that could mean a lot of different things for some of you out there, whatever it means to you is how it will show itself and I guess whatever it means to me….will show itself the way it feels best, in the mean time I’ll be tinkering with different ideas!

That all being said, I do hope 2022 is treating you guys well, we’re already on the 3rd day of January….weird to say, I know….but I hope you’re doing well and that you’re taking care of yourself, please stay safe out there, I know there’s a lot of people that have been catching this virus left and right these past few days, so please protect yourself and keep others safe, keep your hands clean, wear your masks, all the safety things that is needed, just be careful if you’re out…..Happy New Year and welcome 2022

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa