There’s always two ways to look at a situation, it just so happens that more often than not, we choose to look at the negative side of things. I do a lot of preaching about positive thinking and staying optimistic but unfortunately I rarely practice what I preach. So it can be overwhelming when you have to deal with a situation and you have no idea of what to do. For example, I am currently unhappy at my job (I don’t hate it but I no longer love it) so I’ve been entertaining the idea of possibly starting to look for a job elsewhere. The very possibility of changing jobs has me ridiculously stressed out. I’m talking about no sleep, irritable, tired, moody, you get it. I just feel like there are so many possibilities and I won’t know if I’m making the right decision until I actually make a decision and even then, it might be the wrong decision. So – stressed.
(I would like to point out that me not liking my job at the moment does not mean that the job is a terrible place, it’s actually the best place I’ve ever worked at. I’m just feeling like I’ve gotten everything I can from the position I am currently in.)
Well, yesterday I was driving back home from Orange County and I came to a realization: too many options is NOT a bad thing, it’s actually quite the opposite. I have the world ahead of me and nothing but options in front of me. Why am I thinking of this as a bad thing? The world is my oyster! (Is that how the saying goes?) Coming to this realization has lifted a weight off my shoulders and given me a brand new perspective to my situation. There is so much freedom that comes with realizing that you are in charge of your own destiny.
Which brings me to the song on this Music Monday: “Freedom” by Allen Stone
This song is an upbeat journey to finding yourself. There is such a sense of relief that comes with acknowledging that you are on the right path. It may be a difficult path, it may take you on too many turns but you must trust that you’ll eventually get what you’re looking for. Allen Stone has a beautiful way of turning any existential crisis into an upbeat dance tune and “Freedom” is no different. So do yourself a favor and turn the song up, have a dance party in your room and realize that everything will eventually work itself out.
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