I'm such a music fan. It wakes me up, energizes me, empowers me. I'm also a Spotify fan. I love being able to create my own playlists. Usually I create a different playlist for each season that comes around.
Could Have Been Me by The Struts is one of my favorite songs. Every time I hear it, I have to jump up and dance around...or at least throw my fist into the air. It's an awesome song. More than anything, I love the message of it.
I don't ever want to look back at my life and think it could have been me...if I had worked harder, taken a chance, stepped out of my comfort zone. I want to embrace challenges that come my way or that I find for myself. This song helps me remember why.
"Don't wanna live as an untold story
Rather go out in a blaze of glory
I can't hear you, I don't fear you"
"I wanna taste love and pain
Wanna feel pride and shame
I don't wanna take my time
Don't wanna waste one line
I wanna live better days
Never look back and say
Could have been me"
I want to live better days. I want to feel all the emotions. Even though I don't always like having to feel disappointment and pain and sadness and shame...I know that I'm living life to the fullest when I get to experience the downs with the ups. And hopefully I find the happiness and pride and exultation as much - or maybe more - than the not-so-great emotions.
Watch and reflect on risks or challenges you have taken on in the last year. Have you experienced ups and downs? Do the ups outweigh the downs? Are the downs worth going through to get - and appreciate - the ups? How might you make choices so that you don't look back and think "it could have been me"?
Thanks for being reflective
and exploring your story with me today!
I'm glad you are here.