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February 04, 2010

New Years New You???

Ahhh yes.  The new year.  A time for new resolutions, getting healthy, learn something new, and organize.  Something about January makes me (and a lot of others) believe that a new year means a new start.  Nothing you have done in the past year matters at this moment, all is erased and forgotten and the world is now your oyster.
Ha! Yes, I am the one who makes all those resolutions and more.  Although it is one month into the new year and to be honest, I have been pretty good about keeping them.  I believe the statistic is that 6 weeks is the time for new year's resolutions to fizzle out. So we will see how long I can do this.
My husband says you don't need a new year to start a resolution, which is true, but there is just something about a new year that makes you feel as if you can conquer anything.  You can learn a new language, or take that vacation, or lose those unwanted poundage.  It is a time to make a goal and stick to it.  And with this being the year that I am leaving my twenties and embarking on my *gulp* thirties.  Yes yes, I am being overly dramatic about this.  I never thought I would be someone who would have a breakdown at thirty, heck I had a breakdown at 25!  Not sure why, I guess I feel I should be farther along in my life, not only professionally but personally as well.  No babies yet, but soon hopefully on that front.  I figure that being older makes you realize time is short and that if you want to do something, now is the time.
Now, don't get me wrong, I am very happy with my life, there are stressful and trying times, but I have become a better person because of all those items.  So, I am not depressed or unhappy with my life, I guess I would say I am just a little let down at myself that I haven't accomplished more in my life.  I always had grandiose dreams of somehow making a difference in this world somehow or affecting people in some way.  So, I guess the huge letdown with my age would probably be that I am realizing that I am not going to be a famous singer or a leader of a small country.  :)
Although one of my very good friends told me that I should never give up on my dreams. If you give up then you will regret the fact that you gave up on your dreams.  Very profound, maybe we can still change and have an affect on people in way we don't even know.


I know, it's a very wide subject which can be taken in several directions, so just bear with me.  I have always loved music, ever since I was young and listened to oldies with my dad in the car.  I was always the girl who knew all the words to all the songs (old or new).  I sang (and still do) sing along to every song that comes on the radio, much to dismay of my friends.  I'm not saying because my voice is so bad, but it just gets annoying really when you are wanting to listen to a song and there is always someone else singing along. 

(de) Klavier, Tastatur; (en) piano, keys.Image via Wikipedia
Also, ever since I could remember I played some sort of musical instrument or sang in a choir of some sort.  I started piano when I was in the 4th grade when we lived in Korea.  My lessons were M-F and Saturday mornings.  I still love to play to this day, unfortunately I only have a keyboard which is soooo not the same as playing on a real piano.  I have also played the flute for a few years, and now I am learning guitar.  I also have sung in choirs for most my life and have done the vocal competitions and voice lessons.  The reason I am writing about this is because I heard a song the other day that just brought back some memories, which made me start to think about the power that music has over our society.  (Yes, I can be philosophical as well.) It also made me start to think about how music can put people in a good mood or make you think about a low point in life.  I always am amazed at the healing power of music.  Whether it be after a horrible break up, it can make you look back at your relationship, help you break it down, and then build you back up even stronger than you were before. It can help you relax after a stressful day or get you pumped up for a game or event.  Thinking of all this, just made me realize how much I love music, how much I STILL love music, and how my tastes keep growing and how much more appreciative of music I have become.
Really, there is no point to this post, just some babble that I felt I wanted to put into words.  I hope whoever reads this rediscovers or discovers their love of music.
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