Last night, in hopes of cramming one last Oscar nominated movie in before tonight’s award ceremony, my lovely wife Michelle rented “A Star Is Born” for us to watch.
After a long day skiing (and a 4 hour drive back due to a 2-hour road closure on I-70), I wasn’t expecting to be able to stay awake, but man was I wrong. I was either on the edge of my seat, cheering, or sobbing my eyes out throughout the entire movie.
Not only that, but we watched every “bonus scene/video” possible, and THEN we decided to watch it again.
I think the pivotal moment in the movie was how Jack surprised Ally with a “once in a lifetime opportunity” – knowing she didn’t think she was ready (but he knew she was).
And She F**king Nailed It! (I’d include the clip, but it’s 1000 times better if you watch how they got there in the movie.)
Michelle was surprised at why this movie touched me so much, and quite frankly, so am I. I think the biggest reason is because of where I am now, and where I’ve been in my life. More specifically – the opportunities I’ve seized, and the opportunities I have let slip by because of being caught up in the grind of daily life.
Ever since that discovery, I’ve been making up for lost time. Even when I can’t travel myself, I look for travel deals that I hope one of my friends or family members can take advantage of. (And as long as you’re reading this blog, I’m not going to let the opportunity slip by to inspire you to visit more friends, family, or new places either.)
If you want to start visiting more friends, more family, and more new places, there is nothing more powerful than doing this one simple thing:
- If you’re subscribed to my paid trip-alert service, that’s as easy as opening my trip alerts every day. (Don’t wait until you’re ready. Open them every day.)
- If you’re not subscribed, here are a TON of free tips showing you how to find unbelievable trips yourself. (No, not last minute, not redeye flights, not standby flights, and unless absolutely necessary, not even using points. Just travel deals that are so low – you can’t help but consider getting out of town.)