Hello beautiful people! Now, I hardly ever do movie reviews…in fact I’ve never done a movie review. But on January 25th I watched Lifetime’s ,”With This Ring” and well it really resonated with me and as I watched I was typing away on my I-Phone. The romantic comedy is actually based on the best seller “The Vow” by Denene Millner (My Brown Baby), Angela Burt-Murray (Cocoa Fab) and Mitzi Miller (Ebony EIC).
Regina Hall, Jill Scott, & Eve Cooper star as 3 friends who vow to get married within a year after attending another friend’s wedding. The movie was executive produced by Gabrielle Union, Sheila Ducksworth and Tracey Edmonds, and also directed by Nzingha Stewart.
Now you can only imagine the kind of craziness that ensued for the next 2 hours. From crazy online dating to digging up old flames we watched each girl go full force into into finding a mate. I’m not ashamed to say I saw alot of myself in this movie. As a 35 year old single (as in not married) woman with no kids who just happens to be a wedding blogger (gasp!) I get asked 2 questions on the regular. 1) When are you getting married? and 2)When are you having a baby? To make matters worst, I remember when I first decided I wanted to start a wedding blog the crazy stares and side eyes I got were ridiculous. So as I watched the movie, I realized how far I’ve come as a woman. I was able to laugh because you see, that WAS me chasing a made up timeline in my head that said I had to be married by a certain age or else. Going to weddings thinking, “When will it be me?” That type of behavior will lead you to destruction (one character was dating a married man, while another was ok with settling) and allow you to make knee jerk decisions about your life. Especially when it gets to the point where you just want a wedding…not an actual marriage. (Oh yes there’s a difference!)
There was a scene in the movie where the girls gathered back together with the same friend who had gotten married. And she explained how marriage isn’t always happy. How you sometimes have to put the other person’s needs before your own. And it made me think and appreciate where I am at this very moment. Marriage comes with BIG responsibility, some of it you’ll never even know of until you’re actually married. And even with all that said, I still want marriage and a family but I’ve learned that what’s for me is for ME and when the time is right all those things will happen. So until then, learn to work on YOU. Be the best version of you that you can possibly be. Travel & explore the world, eat great food, spend time with your family, work on that dream you’ve always had. I’m so in love with my life and where it’s headed that being married will not be the start of my happiness. Instead, I chose to be happy. Right now. At this very moment.
Did you watch the movie? Share your thoughts below!