I have to admit something:
I. Love. La La Land.
Actually, I don’t just love it. I’m a teeny bit obsessed with it.
And by obsessed, I mean I’ve seen it in theaters 4 times and have had the soundtrack playing almost constantly on a loop for more than a month now.
As I was listening to this song for the thousandth time (at this point in my obsession that’s probably not even an exaggeration anymore) this morning, this line grabbed my attention. It already stands out, since it isn’t directly surrounded by any other lyrics. But it hit me in a more personal way today.
“Is someone in the crowd the only thing you really see? Watching while the world keeps spinning round. Somewhere there’s a place where I’ll find who I want to be. A somewhere that’s just waiting to be found.”
I have spent my whole life wanting to be someone in the crowd just watching other people live their lives. It’s safer that way. And I’ve been able to get away with that for a long time.
But now I’m starting to feel like I have to start living more boldly.
But when–and how–is my purpose going to make itself apparent?
My dad was telling me that if he’d known that everything would work out, he would’ve taken advantage of and enjoyed his single years more.
But it’s hard to appreciate the stage you’re at when you’re not positive that it actually will work out.
But then again, how positive can you be that something is really going to work out–even the best things can go downhill.
I feel like I should be enjoying this time a lot more than I am. I’m still trying to figure out who I am, I’m living at home, I’m single, I have an extremely flexible job and I’m still young.
Yet I find myself worrying about the future all. the. time.
I know I have to put myself out there more to get everything I’ve always wanted for my life, but it’s so comfortable in my bubble.
As I was looking through random notes on my phone the other day, I came across this quote:
Let your faith be stronger than your fears.
I saw it in my new favorite store in Hawaii and it made me think. I completely forgot about it, until I stumbled across it a few days ago.
I’m having a little trouble with the faith part right now. My fears have always had a tendency to take over.
But I’m trying to think about this quote throughout the day and make different choices.
Because nothing will change if nothing changes.
I have to go out and find my somewhere.