Song Of The Week: “I Want It All” by Cam

I want it all
Don’t want no rocking-chair regrets
I got that fire and it’s burning in my chest
Gonna keep on living ’til I hear the last call
And I, I, I want it all

While she isn’t super well-known yet, she’s got such a great voice and songs worthy of performing your own personal concert in your car driving home from work (…guilty).

This song came into my mind as a good song to post on New Years Day because the first day of the year is when most people feel at their peak levels of ambitious, inspired and brave. We adopt a “go getter” attitude and tell ourselves that this year we actually can have it all if we put forth enough effort.

There will always be the nay-sayers who tell you that you’re being overambitious or that you’re just lying to yourself. Well ya know what? Who needs those people?

This song emits the feeling of empowerment. She sings about promising to herself to have no regrets when she’s older and looking back on her life. She’s not going to listen to any people’s doubts or rumors. She’s moving on with her life full steam ahead, and no one will be able to slow her down.

I love the attitude portrayed in this song and it’s an attitude I’m going to adopt as my own this year. It’s an attitude I think everyone should adopt this upcoming new year. I challenge you to keep on living until you hear the last call.I urge you to drown out the doubts and negativity of your peers. You have to accept that sometimes you will lose, but I encourage you to never let your inner fire die down despite that fact.

If you’re gonna go for something, better make it everything.

 

Song Of The Week: “Babel” -Mumford & Sons

Challenge: try to listen to this song without feeling empowered and inspired. Spoiler alert-it’s pretty damn hard.

Mumford & Sons are such a powerful musical group, yet they also know how to gently reach into your thoughts and feelings, some of which you may not have known you even had. Their band and their songs are no where near new, but every time I listen to one of their songs, I hear something different I hadn’t heard before.

To me, this song is about overcoming all odds and standing proud in your achievements. It is filled with such uplifting yet humbling sounds and lyrics. It’s a song that can make you feel like “hell yeah, I got this. Look out for me world, I’m coming for ya.” But can also make you feel like “wow, there’s so much around me to be grateful for, and even if I can’t do it all, I can give it my all.” (some may not follow this thinking, and that’s ok because I’m purely rambling.)

Give it a listen when you’re feeling a bit discouraged. It’ll help you feel like despite all your current circumstances, you’ll be able to shed yourself of any expectations or premeditated judgment that may have been cast upon you. It makes me feel like no matter what people may say or suggest about myself, that I am capable of proving them wrong–or right.

 

 

Song Of The Week: “Lost Stars” by Adam Levine

This is one of those songs that gave me very real chills the first time I heard it. I stumbled upon it while listening to Spotify one day. Since then, it still gives me chills each and every time I listen to it. Those songs are rare for me. Songs that allows your mind to find something new from them every time you hear them.

Every time I listen to this song, I feel like I’ve escaped to this new and different land or place. Is anyone else able to relate to that feeling?

  
Adam’s always angelic voice is the first thing that had me hitting repeat on this song, but it’s the following line that truly captured my heart.

Are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?

This song reminds me that no matter where our journeys may take us, we must always shine our light on this world. That’s why we’re here: to use our light to light up the dark.

That’s why I write about my journey. I never really talked about it with anyone except friends and family until I started this blog. But I wanted to be able to share my experiences and shine my light in the hopes that I may help light up the dark for someone else. Maybe my words can help light the way for someone else who is having a hard time seeing which way to go.

You all are capable of lighting up the dark in your own unique ways. It’s how we use our light that really matters.

Song Of The Week: “The Rain” by Benjy Davis Project

Some days go on forever

Sometimes the weatherman says rain

We’ve all had days staring blankly out the window

Watching all the plans we made go down the drain

This isn’t a happy song, it doesn’t make you want to dance. This is a song that makes you truly understand the lyrics, because you can relate to the sadness and frustration. However, after listening to the whole thing, it reminds you that sometimes we all just have bad days. There are better days ahead, though.

This song describes so many days that I’ve faced during my journey with chronic daily headaches. There are days where all I want to do is lay in bed, stare blankly out the window, and watch all the plans I made go down the drain. And some days, that’s exactly what I do. I let frustration win and I hide from real life. People with chronic pain, or any health issue or daily struggle know that these days are inevitable and sometimes come into our lives too often.

I love this song because it’s another song that sounds like it was written specifically for me. It helped me realize that worrying doesn’t do any good for me. I can’t turn off the rain, but I can hold out hope for better weather.