Rimes Sans Raisons
Outside of work, just handfuls of power ball tickets scattered all over the sidewalk…is it weird that I still have an urge to play. You know what they say…you can’t win if you don’t play…
Someone made me realize the other day that although I am not a hipster or some unique urban chic of an individual anymore, I am a bit grown up. Just passing my 24th birthday last week, a friend shared with me a truly eye opening fact about myself.
Be it through the food I purchase, the activities I attend, the overall prefernces I have, I am indeed a yuppie.
This video made me think of this fact.
But if I am a yuppie, I guess its okay to be square. I like my Costco and my Netflicks (sometimes Bit Torrent too!)
It’s 2am CST and all I want to do is stay in the suburbs and play with my brother’s dog, Bruno. Suddenly I have energy only to kidnap the dog and drive 50 miles home. Oh the time we would have at all the doggie parks in the big bad city…
Playing the whats in the fridge game
In a hopes of updating my iTunes, I was going through my CD collection. Yes, I know it’s not 1999 anymore with my compact disc player, but I still have a box or two of hard copied music. One CD popped up among the rest as I slid them into my iMac. Mika’s debut album, “Life in Cartoon Motion”.
One of his songs really moved me that night, “Any Other World”. Maybe it inspired me, maybe I was just remembering the times I had when I first received this CD as a gift on my birthday that year. At any rate, this is what Mika himself said about the themes in his song:
“There is a little spoken introduction that many people may miss. It’s about a family friend of mine who lost her eye during the war in Lebanon and I realized in everyone’s life their comes one point, or several points where something happens and you have to completely change the way you have lived your life because of one event. And it really makes you readjust and rethink and rejudge parts of your life all over again. That happens to some people in a dramatic way like Rafa who lost both her eye and her husband within 6 months. Or it can be in a much quieter way like when you are 22-years-old and you finally leave university after being in education all your life or when you lose your job. I wanted to put that in the song, because when you’re 68 or 14, it’s still the same feeling and it’s still just as hard. I wanted to try to capture that quite difficult period that people have to go through at least once in their life.”
Now nothing drastic has really happened in my life recently, no one has died, no need to worry, but something happened. Something changed in me. It was like I woke up. I attribute it all to one day I guess. This one Saturday I started writing this piece. I got called off from one and really went at it. I spent the whole night up just writing and reading on my iMac, until suddenly this mix of confidence and clarity peaked within me.
Granted it was only to take a different path by going to school, but ever since that night, I feel like I have had a boost in self worth, self esteem, and overall productivity. Maybe sometimes we do just need to look around and change something. Take a big leap. For now, for me, I’m taking a new step toward a new career goal. Going back to school, challenging myself in a semi-new industry.
Here I go following my new path…