Last Christmas I got an iPod from my husband and I haven't bee too good about downloading new songs, just basically the ones off the radio, but Matt encouraged me to purchase the entire CD (he likes getting deals and apparently you can get more songs for your money this way)...
So, I did with Colbie Caillat and on my run last week I heard the 'bonus' song Older, I couldn't help but think... this is a theme song for a lot of people in my life. Take a moment to read the lyrics and you will understand:
Waited all my life for this day to come
I feel like letting go, life goes on
Wasting no more time
So much to be done
Everything works out
So they say
Over my shoulder, it's tough getting older
Seems like nothing is black and white anymore
Shades of grey and I feel a weight over my shoulder
It's tough getting older
I always thought that I knew where I'd want to go
Now I'm here and I find that I'm still getting colder
It's kinda tough getting older
Here before my eyes, many roads ahead
Time for me to choose one way now
If I take a chance
What lies down the road
Feeling so confused, turned round
On and on, on and on
BACK TO MY COMMENTS:
I kept waiting for a conclusion or some insight into what to do, but nope... just going on and on... on and on... yeah, yeah...
At home group on Thursday we talked about our jobs, our performance, and how we define ourselves. I think this song speaks a bit to that. Jon made a point about wanting to have it all figured out and then realizing that that wasn't really a realistic goal and how freeing it is to recognize that we don't have to have all of the answers right now... but, we still have to make choices and move forward...
Has anyone had change in their life over the past several months?
Has anyone thought they might be somewhere else than they are at age ____?
Has anyone questioned career paths?
Has anyone questioned family patterns?
Is anyone surprised at where life has them now?
I have, made a lot of tough decisions, in the recent past. Some of the best decisions that I could have made, but still hard ones. It is tough getting older, but its also exciting, adventurous, new, and full of possibilities!