"Just going to stand there and watch me burn, that's alright because I like the way it hurts," Eminem and Rihanna
I love music. All kind of music actually.
I will replay the same song in my car while driving because I find it awesome. This practice either makes me hate the song by the end, or love the song forever.
An example of hate includes Blondie (listened to them when I was breaking up with a b/f and can't stand listening to them anymore...shame).
An example of love includes any 80's song like Rick Astely or Milli Vanilli (it brings me to a happy place when life was so simple).
Most people may think that Eminem is an odd choice of role model but the last 2 songs he has released - well, I find them amazing. Both are about standing on your own feet and overcoming obstacles and facing demons.
People may not like him but his lyrics are usually very profond (my b/f would disagree with me a lot!)
Where is this going? Well, I had a pretty crappy day yesterday - a few personal issues that I had to deal with and needless to say, I woke up this morning with puffy eyes and a wicked headache. As I was driving to work, one of E's new songs came on and I started belting out at the top of my lungs (a common practice for me at any time of day in the car) and I instantly felt better. Empowered. Like the clouds parted and the sun came out to shine. Like the black storm cloud stopped raining. It was uplifting to say the least.
Then I came to write in my blog as well. To get rid of the last of the bad feelings and bring in the new because it's Monday. Because I'm worth feeling good about. Because some may want to watch me burn, but the surprise is that I truly do love the way it hurts. It reminds me that I can always turn a new leaf. And that haters will always hate.
P.S. Tomorrow will be a much perkier post - promise!