Inspiration

Inspired

Throughout this process I’ve tried to connect with something or someone who inspires me to push myself.  Most of the time those people have reached out to me to send me words of encouragement.  I carry each one of you to my classes and to the kitchen trying to make good decisions.

Saturday night I was driving home from Lawrenceville, NJ visiting a friend from high school.  I had my iPod plugged in, set on shuffle and  Home by Phillip Phillips came on.  I listened to every single word that played through my speakers and quickly felt incredibly inspired.  It was as if someone knew I needed those words of encouragement at that moment because I was beginning to doubt myself and my progress.

The song reassured me that there are people cheering me on even though they may have forgotten I’m still on this journey.  It reminded me that I am not alone and that the doubt that I have are those “demons that fill me with fear”.  Even though I may mess up one day or one week I know “If I get lost, you can always be found”.  So, I say THANK YOU to Steve Jobs for creating the iPod, to Phillip Phillips and those of you who continue to be my cheerleaders.  You rock!

Home by Phillip Phillips

Hold on, to me as we go

As we roll down this unfamiliar road

And although this wave is stringing us along

Just know you’re not alone

‘Cause I’m going to make this place your home

Settle down, it’ll all be clear

Don’t pay no mind to the demons they fill you with fear

The trouble it might drag you down

If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone

‘Cause I’m going to make this place your home

Settle down, it’ll all be clear

Don’t pay no mind to the demons they fill you with fear

The trouble it might drag you down

If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone

‘Cause I’m going to make this place your home

 

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Rock Out

Music

A big part of my life has been about music.  I could hangout and just listen to music all day and have spent many hours at concerts just soaking it all in.  My earliest memory of music I have is driving around with my stepdad listening to 101.5 in New Jersey and he would tell me the year that song came out and where he was.  Usually it was somewhere in Vietnam or the Azores while he was in the Air Force.

I remember in the early 90’s grunge was big and I couldn’t understand a word they were saying.  I used to tell my stepdad that I liked his oldies better because I could understand the lyrics.  When I was in college I interned and then became employed at WRAT in Belmar.  This was an amazing opportunity for me because at the heart of it was music.

Music also keeps me going while I’m working out.  Melissa at Ultimate Fit Zone usually likes to play popular music and Eddie will put on hard rock.  While I do like both, I prefer the hard rock because it makes me push harder.  Here are some tunes for a good mix:

Pop

  • Crank It Up – David Guetta
  • Die Young – Kesha
  • Memories – David Guetta
  • Without You – David Guetta & Usher
  • More – Usher
  • Strong – Kanye West

Hard Rock

  • Down with the Sickness – Disturbed
  • I Hate Everything About You – Three Days Grace
  • Stupify – Disturbed
  • Remedy – Seether
  • Lit Up – Buckcherry
  • Inside the Fire – Disturbed

If this doesn’t get you moving, I don’t know what will….