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    -DAVE-    
 
 
It's My Life

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This is gonna be a LONG one, so pull up a chair and your favorite beverage and lets have at it!

I've had these euphoric feelings before so I can cautiously post, but you know what Dave, it's MY life so I will be confident, positive and realize that at any time, my entire world can change in an instant, second, day or month. After all, you had a job for years and you were laid off in the beginning of 2013, so if that is not an indication of how humbling life can be what is?

I feel great today. I was 100% on point yesterday job hunting, I have my courses (teaching this semester) finalized and ready to roll AND I feel great (in the head).

Jon Bon Jove - yeah him...He's a Jersey native like I and while reading my Spark Coaches email to me this morning with some Java, I heard Bon Jovi on my Pandora "workout" channel. I was never a big fan - he appealed more to the women than I, but I listened intently as I was staring out the window for a few seconds. Hmmm... I like the tune, the beat, "oh, he just said 'It's My Life', let me continue to listen!". I did.

Well for the next 20 minutes (you know how the wonderful web is; you go to sign on to Spark and next thing you know, you're on YouTube and Wikipedia (or at least I was)...researching musical artists from the 80 and 90's that never really interested you. emoticon .

I don't know what you call these 'things' that happened, but for me they were realizations or observations. As I was watching the video, I related a lot of my current situation to this song. A scene came up to show a 'beeper/pager' on the screen with message...



Full video here = I don't own this (Spark disclaimer so it's not taken down) www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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I equated this to my body/mind (depending on the current scenario I'm in) looking for some guidance, relief, anything that can rescue Dave from his current state - this could be immediate or as a general theme throughout the next many months/years as I continue to search for what works for me. Where am I today, now, this week. Am I aware?

As the song goes:

'Tomorrow's getting harder, make no mistake
Luck ain't even lucky, gotta make your own breaks'

* It's My Life lyrics Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

I hope I can continue this stage of self discovery and understanding that my thoughts and actions are my own and that when I was growing up,

- I did indeed feel and behave differently. I was on the swim team (biked 2 miles to practice each afternoon in the summers); sometimes twice a day if there was a swim meet.
- I worked out in the house with a stationary bike, I jogged, I used weights and an old school bench from the 1970's that was ripped and cracked to do bench presses and other exercises . Gyms were non existent back then for regular folks.
- I ate very well and always was concerned not to overeat or eat too much.

I was different. Maybe this has to do with having little to no stress as a kid/teenager. No bills, no family, no mortgage, etc.

Still discovering this fascinating thing we call the brain.


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Have a great day!
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CLPURNELL 1/25/2013 6:23PM

    Music will get you through some tough times and it helps with teh introspection required for this journey keep going!

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MY_YEAR_OF_ME 1/22/2013 11:50PM

    Music is a lifesaver! Enjoyed your post

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KING_SLAYER 1/22/2013 3:42PM

    Music is a wonderful thing, it can bring up emotions, memories, ideas, etc. at any time. It's fun when you hear something and it leads you into so much self reflecting and allows you to learn something about yourself. Great blog Dave!

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_BABE_ 1/22/2013 1:26PM

    I think they call it a subconscious chain of thought and its amazing what it can reveal about YOU that you may have forgotten....knowledge is a good thing. emoticon emoticon

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