I’ll be honest, I just finished watching the 2018 Golden Globes and I am PUMPED! Okay, so maybe “Remember Me” from Coco did not win for Best Song, Call Me By Your Name picked up zero awards and Laurie Metcalf lost in her category but all in all it was a pretty great show.
Women came together in a beautiful way for this Awards Show and I am feeling inspired. If you’re a reader of this little website you know that the real dream is to finish my screenplay and make a movie. The act of writing the script feels absolutely overwhelming and I am an expert at talking myself out of the possibilities. Yet somehow, today I find myself daydreaming about sitting at a table next to Salma Hayek or Guillermo del Toro and suddenly my dreams feel attainable.
This is why on this Music Monday, the first Music Monday of 2018, I bring you a life anthem. “This Is Me” by Keala Settle is from the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman. Which, if I can go on a small tangent, the possibilities of this movie musical were endless and though the music is powerful; the movie was underwhelming. Hugh Jackman is, of course, a dreamboat but his charm was not enough to save this film. However, this is not about that! There is no denying the magic within the music for The Greatest Showman and “This Is Me” is a powerhouse of a song.
When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me
“This Is Me” is the perfect song to kick off a new year to. It is empowering, it is unapologetic and it is rooted in it’s undying belief in YOU. 2018 is the year I finish my screenplay and there is no more room for excuses.
So whatever the dream is, your dream, make it happen. If you are a female creator, I believe in your vision and I want you to succeed. If your dream is outside of the entertainment field, then I urge you to pursue it. I have a heart full of passion and a brain that constantly doubts myself, but I am who I am and I will accomplish what seems to be impossible. This is me.
2018 is about to be life-changing.