It was 5 years ago that I was working on purchasing this business. Around this time I was working on a plan and started working with the SBA and going through paperwork, contacting banks, etc... All the while dealing with my jackass boss and a job I loved for a man I couldn't stand to be near. What kept me motivated was the lyrics from a little musical called "Rent"
Forget regret, for life is yours to miss.
Those words kept me motivated and kept the drive alive inside of me. I lived by those words for a long time and still keep my heart and my mind when things get tough.
Here it is 5 years later and I'm about to sell the business and I'm a different person. A new musical has come along and found a way to talk to me again. It's from a little show called "Wicked" and the song is "Defying Gravity" I've been listening to the soundtrack and the words jumped out at me and I've been thinking a lot about them, but when I saw them performed tonight, it just really hit me. Live music has that affect on me. Here's the lyrics that jump out at me.
Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!
It's time to try
I think I'll try
And you can't pull me down!
Can't I make you understand?
You're having delusions of grandeur:
I'm through accepting limits
''cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know!
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost!
I'd sooner buy
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
And you can't pull me down:
Amazing isn't it? I wondered on the ride home. Are these things God has placed before me to keep me going? Do I just read into things when I'm searching for help and answers and just find what I'm looking for in whatever musical I seem to be obsessed with at the time? Or is it all just a funny coincidence?
Either way, I just love it all. Whatever it takes right?
I'm glad I saw this with my sister because when the lights came up and my eyes were red and "watering" she didn't say a thing because her's were the same way. It was an amazing show. How can people not love the theater? I just don't get it.
Have a great night!