she used to be mine

Music absented itself in my life in tiny increments it slid away almost unnoticed. I needed to concentrate when I started working from home, next my hubby was home full time and then Mom lived with us. Playing music got pushed to the side. I feel like I’ve missed a decade of music!

Just this year I discovered Sarah Bareilles and her rockin’ Brave! Today I listened to She Used to Be Mine and it made me catch my breath with a gasping YES…where did that girl go? These lyrics struck several chords,

“Sometimes life just slips in through a back door
And carves out a person and makes you believe it’s all true”

And here’s to: “To fight just a little, to bring back the fire in her eyes”

I’ve got a sweet gig pet sitting for two awesome dogs in Norfolk for ten days. This is me time, I’m practicing self care extraordinaire, I’m moving more than sitting, I’m nourishing me–body, mind, and spirit. Music was one of the missing ‘what makes me feel good’ puzzle pieces (Alexa is so handy for this).  Listening and only breathing; dancing to; walking with; napping to; and experimenting with what kind works for working. So yes, music and that young woman who sang in the car off key at the top of her lungs both used to be mine and I am breathing life back into them to recapture joy.

This entry was written by ourtrivista and published on August 10, 2018 at 4:29 pm. It’s filed under Authenticity, Gratitude, Health, Laura, Lifeology, Self Care. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “she used to be mine

  1. You go girl… music is to our souls like food is to our bodies

  2. kmgraybeal on said:

    I am at least 3 months into a morning practice of listening to music on my 15 minute ride to work instead of thinking of schedules, meetings, etc. What a gift to myself, Laura. Just 15 minutes is music(al) therapy as I tune in to what I have chosen and wonder why (e.g.: Wild China soundtrack or Neil Young’s Harvest)? Certainly this small effort recharges my jet-pack for the day.

    As for Sarah: wow…I have got to download some of this woman’s stuff…meant to weeks ago following JC.

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