Has that ever happened to you?
I was walking along the beach the other week (keep in mind this is my first time in Hawaii); headphones in my ears, sand between my toes; I look up and see this lighthouse kind of thing at the end of the beach. It might not seem like anything special or like I’m re-living last night as I walked the beach with my family, but I can assure it was different. It was something that I’ve done before, even if only in a dream of sorts.
Regardless it got me thinking. Between a major case of deja vu, a lot of stress and a 3 mile walk on the beach, that’ll happen.
Blasting through my ears was “It Could Have Been Me” by The Struts and the lyrics were just screaming out to me:
I wanna taste love and pain
I wanna feel pride and shame
I don’t wanna take my time
I don’t wanna waste one line
I wanna live better days
Never look back and say
It could have been me
I’ve been listening to this song basically on repeat for the last week or so and every time it comes on, I just want to turn it up really loud and sing along with every thing I have.
Things happen how they are supposed to and I’m learning this lesson more and more each day. Being reminded that nothing in life will be easy or always go as planned and that is all part of the journey.