Ten Day “You” Challenge – Day 2

7 Mar

Day two. Hip hip hooray! The end is near and the start of my 2012 blog writings about the things I find and discover on a daily basis that surround me in the world of fashion and glamour. Don’t get me wrong–I did enjoy doing the “thinking” involved in this process. But the fact is, my heart and soul is in writing about the things I love… in a way I love to do it. It will be joyous and a relief to get back on the track that I originally started on. Come to think of it, I ran track in high school. I don’t think that is relevant here, but I did just think of it. *Random* Ha ha.

Day Two: Two Songs. WOW! I am such a music lover. I can listen to anything from 70’s disco to today’s pop songs. I am an 80’s rock fanatic, even a follower of hairspray metal! My mom grew up in a country music household, and although it is in my roots, I’m not such a fan anymore. Because my favorite music styles are so varied, I think I’ll just share with you the songs that are my favorites today:


1. Reviewmirror by Pearl Jam– Oh, the greatest rock song about deep thinking then moving on. Sometimes you think things are just fine, then one day you realize…. “Ya know? They’e not. And I’m not going to take it anymore.” Usually people like this song because they have just said goodbye to a relationship with a significant someone that they couldn’t see was more toxic than it was. But when you think about it, it really doesn’t have to be a person. I can be a job, it can be school, it can be a relative, it can be anything. And once you’re free? YOU’RE FREE! Things are awake, alive, open, clear. Like Eddie Vedder sings:

     I gather speed from you %$@#ing with me
     Once and for all, I'm far away
     I hardly believe, finally the shades
     are raised... hey

2. What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger by Kelly Clarkson – Kelly Clarkson’s newest album is totally pop and a little too “high school” for most, but I’m finding that I am listening to the songs on it more and more. This tune is pretty self explanatory, and although it is about a girl who just moves on and does just fine without her ex, I find the strength in Clarkson’s voice gives anyone who listens to it a feeling of “YES!” and “I can conquer the world!” right down into their soul. This is a great song to exercise to (if that’s your thing) as well as any type of self-expression or self-improvement. It really hits home when you hear:

     Thanks to you I got a new thing started
     Thanks to you I'm not the broken-hearted
     Thanks to you I'm finally thinking 'bout me
     You know in the end
     The day you left was just my beginning, in the end.

I’d say check back tomorrow because I’ll probably have two new songs I’m loving, but with any hope and luck at all, I’ll be down to #1 on my Ten Day “You” Challenge and I’ll be moving on to bigger and better things. Who knows? Maybe when I start keeping up with my own blog I’ll have a Song of the Day section. Then you all can contribute as well. How about now? If YOU had to pick a song for today, which would you pick? Hmmmmm?


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