“We’ve become so numb to what we’re sayin’. Our culture founded from oppression yet we don’t have acceptance for ’em. Call each other faggots behind the keys of a message board. A word rooted in hate yet our genre still ignores it. Gay is synonymous with the lesser. It’s the same hate that’s caused wars from religion. Gender to skin color. Complexion of your pigment. The same fight that lead people to walk-outs and sit-ins. Human rights for everybody. There is no difference. Live on! And be yourself!” Macklemore feat. Ryan Lewis – “Same Love”
I don’t know how many of you watched the Grammy’s tonight, but it was one great award show. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” was just so moving. I know there’s a lot of controversy with gay rights/gay marriage, but I just don’t see the reason for it. We get so worked up about major changes, such as legalizing gay marriage, when it’s not a huge issue to worry about. This post is not to debate about gay marriage. I completely support anyone if it makes them happy. Isn’t that what we’re all searching for in life? Happiness? We let issues bring us down that sometimes don’t even affect us. Let people live the way they want to live. Every single person is struggling with some type of battle and we forget about that most of the time. Love is the movement. Take away your fear and you’ll go far in life. Times change pretty quickly and I understand it’s difficult to adapt, but worrying about yourself is all you really need to do. (Even that’s not the smartest idea) Once you start letting others dictate your mood, you’re opening up the door to negativity and worries. How are you supposed to live a happy life now? Realize that change occurs constantly and realize that you are in control of how you feel. Live your life the way you want to but also let others live the way they want as well. Each and every one of us deserves to be happy.
Let go and move on.
“I heard everybody saying that you are never gonna fit in.
It feels like you’re never good enough” – Michelle Chamuel
How many of you can relate to the above lyrics? It happens way too often to me. People bring you down whether they meant to or not. Insecurities ruin us completely but the only person who can prevent them from ruining you is you. Whatever your insecurity is, you can overcome it. You’re a beautiful, talented, smart, and amazing person. We let people get to us and we let it destroy us. “Ugh, your nose is too big for your face”. “You’re terrible at sports”. “You’re dumb”. These are all negative comments that get to us and hurt us. Why do people make these comments? Because they’re jealous and/or assholes. Pardon my language but it’s the truth. There’s something so unique about each and every one of us and no one considers that. Even I don’t, but I’m learning to. All you need to do is stand up, put a smile on your face, and listen to your heart and nobody else.
“When you’re lost and can’t be found
Just lift your head and stand your ground
It’s always dark before the dawn
So raise your voice and sing this song” -Michelle Chamuel
The song I’ve referred to in this post was written and produced by last season’s runner up of The Voice, Michelle Chamuel. Check it out — it’s called Go Down Singing.
“In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die.
Where you invest your love, you invest your life”
― Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons is one of my favorite bands to this day. They aren’t just different than the rest of the music out there, but their lyrics are so powerful.
Music has always meant so much to me. I grew up playing the flute, being introduced to different genres of music, and finding my own taste. I like a lot that’s out there because it’s catchy, has good beats, and/or has good lyrics. I try to listen to music at least once a day — if I’m driving and I have the radio on, a CD in my car, or catch something on YouTube when I have free time at home. It always drags me out of a foul mood and puts me into a content or happy one. I’m constantly looking for new bands/artists to listen to so I can follow more music. I recently started listening to Passenger, which is a really great feel-good band. I’m really loving the creativity people use when writing their music. Music is just one thing in life that I could never do without. It gets me through life.
The title is from the song “Wake Me Up” – Avacii
This has got to be one of my favorite and the most true quotes. When you think about it, life seems crazy. I mean, you’re born into this strange and unusual world. Then you’re growing up with family, friends, bullies, heartbreaks, and crazed emotions flying all around. As you’re growing older, new and more difficult obstacles will arise. It’s a test. You’re being tested to see how much you can handle before breaking. The thing is, is that you can never break. Humans are built so strongly that they can endure an incredible amount. Whether you’re religious or not, I believe in fate. Everything happens for a reason. Everything shapes us into who we are and who we are going to become. Along this crazy ride through life we’re taking, we meet this one person. That person is our best friend, our lover, our soulmate. Now that, my friends, is the life’s prize. Love. Once you’ve found that person, it doesn’t become easier. It’s still tough as hell. But it’s worth it. Trust me on this one. To have someone just understand you so well and to be yourself instead of faking it in front of everyone else. The way that person looks at you will just give you butterflies again and again from when you fell in love with them. Love really does mean you’ve won in life.
Find it, keep it, cherish it forever. 🙂