Thursday, April 16, 2009

I Want to Dance

As I was listening to my mp4 player while working, I came across a song I've loved for a few years now. Some American Idol auditions included this song. Affie even wrote about it in her blog. I think it's very underrated. The title is "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack. Anyway, listening to it again after a while brought back all the old feelings of wanting to chuck it all in and just do the things I REALLY want to do (that don't earn for s*@!) and not think about all my responsibilities. For a minute I felt these feelings all again. And in that moment I envied Affie and her courage. Leaving stability and what people say is the right way to go job-wise took a lot of guts. And the thing I admire most is her strength to just followher dream without looking back. I wonder when I will, if I ever will, have the guts to do that.

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake
But it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Reconsider
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance


I want to dance, too.

4 comments:

anya wdba said...

I think it takes strength to pursue one's dreams, and it's to be admired. But I think it also takes strength to give up some dreams for the sake of people you love. That's something I admire you for. :-)

vicki said...

Aww that brought more than one tear to my eye Anya. Thanks so much ;)

TryingtoWake said...

I'm touched, Vicki. Thanks. I didn't realize people saw my leaving that way. Took me a loooong time to listen to my inner self, but now that I have, I have absolutely no regrets.

I agree with Anya though. Your family is very much a part of who you are and it takes a very special person to dedicate her life to making such an impact on another's life. You're special, Vicki, for all that you do and all that you don't. Don't forget that.

Love you!

vicki said...

Wow, Affie. Thanks! YOU GUYS ARE MAKING ME CRY.