Finding my second skin
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The decision to change my spark name came from a yearning for a new beginning. I wanted something to reflect my resilience and determination to continue to keep moving forward and something that reminded me to get up when I stumble.
I will admit that my fire would burn bright some days and on other days it would seem to fade away. As I was looking for a new name, I was listening to a new song. It resonated with me. The song is "Army of me" by Christina Aguilera.
My favorite lyrics in the song:
ONE OF ME IS WISER
ONE OF ME IS STRONGER
ONE OF ME IS A FIGHTER
AND WE'RE GONNA RISE UP!
The reason why the song hits a chord with me is because I used to have such a fire and determination when I was younger. A few years ago, that fire died down and it was never quite the same. What caused the flames to extinguish is not something I am sure of. I believe it was a mixture of growing up around negativity and losing faith in myself, in my own abilities.
Not only does the song remind me of the determination I used to have,
it helps ignite the determination within! I feel today is the first day of ascending into new territories and I am ready! How exciting!
It wasn't just the song that helped. It was also the optimistic attitudes &
support and understanding of other sparkers.
Though I am feeling optimistic today, I still understand that there are some days
that will be struggles but that's okay. We are all human and we are all going to stumble. What matters is that we keep going!
:) We CAN conquer our battles and accomplish our goals!
We will rise up and reach new heights! :)