It’s funny how life works sometimes. You can find inspiration in the strangest of places.
Two years ago, my life started getting complicated. It all began with a leaking water heater and the chaos just never stopped. A lot of it’s my own fault. I forgot that I dictate how much certain stressors affect me and I can choose to remove myself from toxic relationships/conversation/situations. I’ve allowed the chaos around me to slowly seeping in and as a result I’ve noticed unhappiness beginning to grow.
I’ve always strived for a simple life. I don’t need much to be happy or content, and I don’t have delusions of grandeur. I just want a quiet, peaceful life.
So in context to the movie, the “peaceful life” line was simply a way for Galen to tell Orson that he didn’t want to make weapons of mass destruction and was looking for a more peaceful way to live. Obviously, I can’t relate to that since I’m not in the weapons business, but for whatever reason seeing that quote on some ridiculous meme really struck a chord. The frustration and exhaustion that I feel could be solved by a peaceful life. It’s all I’ve really wanted and seeing that woke me up to realize that I needed to make this a priority in my life.
When I decided to start up this journal, that meme was fresh in my mind and I could think of no better name. I obviously won’t always write about living a peaceful life, but I hope by branding this journal with that name it’ll inspire me to strive for a more peaceful life.