Hello friends and followers! As I was driving to work a song came on my iPod and it was one I haven’t heard in a while. It’s called “Who Needs Air” by The Classic Crime. The reason I love this song so much is because it’s all about being wild and adventurous, and sometimes getting in over your head, but not caring because you’re happy.
This song relates to my life right now because after the past few years of constantly living a care-free lifestyle I am finally living in a world of responsibility and structure. There are times when I am so exhausted from balancing a full time job and a social life that I am not sure if I am going to be able to keep it up, but I do it anyway, because of everything I have gained from it.
There are friends I have talked to that ask me how I do it, how I have managed to come home and get back on my feet and keep it all together, and the truth is that sometimes I don’t have it all together. There are times where I am an absolute mess. But I am still a very happy mess. There are nights I sit at home feeling totally overwhelmed by sleep deprivation and emotions and stress of where my life is going to go, but it doesn’t matter, because I have a job and a home and I have my family and friends again. It all feels so good that I just don’t have the desire to allow it to feel bad.
I think the key thing that really helped me get my shit together was when I started living my life for myself as opposed to living it for everyone else. I was always consumed with worries of letting people down: my parents, my boyfriend, my siblings, etc. That constant fear ultimately led to my failures because I was never able to reach my full potential when I was wearing such a heavy burden of possible disappointment. As soon as I let that all go and began doing things MY way and to make ME happy, that’s when everything began to fall into place, and to be honest my happiness results in the happiness of my loved ones. Who would have thought right?
So, I recommend you all take a listen to the song mentioned, the message really is quite powerful! And for those of you still trying to figure things out, just remember: nothing in life comes easy, and if it did, I doubt you would want it as bad!
[Currently Listening to: Who Needs Air, By The Classic Crime]