Well, I’ve officially had my first bad day of 2017 and guess what? I survived it. Now, I will be honest; the day was spent in bed, crying and going back over memories that caused my heart to physically ache. However, I sit here somehow stronger and more capable of surviving heartbreak. My first bad 2017 day was due to a boy, not a romantic boy but a boy who I definitely gave way too much power to.
Being that I am an over-dramatic Latina; I obviously set my emotional meltdown to music. While a random playlist played in the background, one song immediately stood out. Which is why this Music Monday I introduce you to Daya and her song “Sit Still, Look Pretty”.
Oh, I don’t know what you’ve been told
But this gal right here’s gonna rule the world
Yeah, that is where I’m gonna be because I wanna be
No, I don’t wanna sit still, look pretty
I only recently found Daya’s music and I cannot stop replaying her album. If you’re in need of empowerment and motivation, then Daya is the artist that you need to be listening to. “Sit Still, Look Pretty” grabbed me by the soul and forced me to wake up. I spent ALL OF FRIDAY, in bed, sobbing over a man who no longer respects or cares for me. I allowed the tears to freely stream down my face while I replayed our friendship and as I tried to pinpoint where I went wrong. How absolutely ridiculous is that?
This song snapped me out of my momentary psychosis and it allowed me to clearly look at the situation. So sure, 8 years of friendship are officially in the trash but look at me overcoming heartbreak. Truth be told, I’m a catch; my friendship skills are top level and my comedic timing is pure perfection. I will be your cheerleader, your life coach and your personal stand-up comedian. I create friendships of EPIC proportions and the demise of our friendship is entirely HIS fault. Listening to “Sit Still, Look Pretty” was like taking a breath of fresh air.
Could wake up
And make up
And play dumb
Pretending that I need a boy
Who’s gonna treat me like a toy
This catchy song needs to be heard by every girl out there. Listen to the chorus, allow it to embed itself into your soul, believe the words and allow yourself to be more than something that is defined by a man. Daya is one of the artists that you should be looking out for in 2017. Her talent is undeniable and her message is absolutely necessary.
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I’ll leave you with:
“Take your broken heart and make it into art”
-Carrie Fisher as quoted by Meryl Streep