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On Repeat...

Gah... it's on repeat guys!!! And it still gives me goose-bumps!
I love a motivational song with lyrics that set my soul on fire! When I first heard it, I switched over to the lyrics right away and I was "blown-away". (But then again, it is Imagine Dragons) and all their songs get you moving, not so much in a dancing way, but always leaves you inspired and excited about your path in life no matter where you are in this adventure we call life. 

Whatever it takes
'Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
I do whatever it takes
'Cause I love how it feels when I break the chains

This will be one of my mantras for 2018. "Whatever It Takes"
When I think of 2017, (some highs but definitely lots of lows) hanging my head down low, feeling defeated, broken down, exhausted, and just ready to give up. I look back and think how could I let this blip in my time line affect me so much? But I get it, I know myself, I put everything I have into something no matter how much it took from me. But this time I had expectations so high that I almost saw my future (retirement and all) in this moment and as quickly as it started, it ended just as fast. 

Forward to 2018, I feel stronger and more confident than I have ever been. There's much to be said about being "broken-down" and left at your weakest. Your character is unveiled, you either come back stronger, more driven, and become a straight up bad-ass or you stay down. Glad to say, I don't stay down for too long. My favorite part of the song is this:

Hypocritical, egotistical
Don't wanna be the parenthetical, hypothetical
Working onto something that I'm proud of, out of the box
An epoxy to the world and the vision we've lost
I'm an apostrophe
I'm just a symbol to remind you that there's more to see
I'm just a product of the system, a catastrophe
And yet a masterpiece, and yet I'm half-diseased
And when I am deceased
At least I go down to the grave and die happily
Leave the body of my soul to be a part of me
I do what it takes

Let that simmer into your thoughts :) I know right...

So, by now you know that I love.. LOVE music! It's a big part of me and I could talk about lyrics, musicians, and playlists all day! So what's on repeat for you?


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