It’s been a couple weeks since we talked music and despite that not being my main focus (aka not my current job), it’s not any less of being a necessity in my life. Good music gets me through the long drives, the tough moments, the good moments, and carries me through some of the hardest workouts.
We hit the road Saturday late afternoon to drive to Gatlinburg, TN so could hang out with a friend and his family on Sunday. When we arrived at a nearby RV campground and got set up, I sat down to start working on some work. I turned on Spotify and started listening to one of the radio stations when a song by Kaleo started playing and stopped me in my tracks. I closed my eyes, listened and when the song was over switched from the radio to listen to more.
When I woke up early Sunday morning, I grabbed my laptop, headphones, notebook of my to-do list and opened up Spotify again. There was no question, I needed to hear more of this.
Good music fuels my soul and it’s been missing lately. At least the kind that taps into my heart, drags out emotion, fills in missing spaces, and brings me the strength that I need for whatever the day may bring me.
And while I may say life on the road is hard, let’s get real – life NOT on the road can be hard as well. It’s not about whether it’s hard or easy, it’s about how we handle it, how we view those challenges, how we impact the world. I didn’t set out on this year to do something mediocre; I set out because I wanted to do something amazing; I wanted to touch someone and change their life; I wanted to push boundaries (my own included); I wanted to make a huge impact.
So while those things may not be easy, while they may tear me down somedays, the important thing is that I’m taking care of myself so I can have the best opportunity for success. For me, that includes good music.
What are you listening to and loving this week?
*Good music totally calls for a MIMM!*