Saturday, September 26, 2009

I've become what I can't be...

Sometimes my horoscope is so on the money, it's eerie:

Today is a great time for you to look ahead toward your future. Start putting some new goals into place, and try to get a little bit more aggressive about achieving them. It's very wise to create attainable goals, but it's only the loftiest goals that can inspire you to stretch yourself in new ways. Time is going to move forward whether you are aware of it or not, so you need to make every day count. Creating an awareness of where you are now versus where you want to be will help you do just that.

Aggressive goals - yep, I haz dem. Not quite ready to say them out loud to the internets yet, though. But I woke up yesterday in a major "Time to GET IT DONE!" mode, and set myself a countdown clock and deadlines, and I'm all about it. Because I am way too aware of where I am now, vs. where I want to be, and it sucks, and it is time to just get on with it. The last week showed me that it's Time.

And on that note, because things are all mission themed in my life right now, the other day I downloaded this song. And yes, I know it's probably a bit disturbing that a 51 year old grandmother-to-be has One Republic and the like on her iPod, but I can't stand people my age who sit around and bitch about how today's music is all crap and it's just not the same since the Eagles broke up and only listen to oldies stations. (And isn't it traumatic when your high school music becomes the oldies station playlist?) I mean, I still love the Eagles, individually and collectively, but I also listen to these young things. This song is my anthem right now - they had me at "I've become what I can't be."


Ginnie said...

Good song. I am 50 and my ipod is also loaded with current alt pop. SOme of it is mighty fine, and seriously, some of what we listened to in our youth is really bad.
I wish you luck and success in your plans.

Catherine said...

I'm so glad to hear it - I hate to think I'm the only one listening to groups that are younger than my kids. :-) My current happy sing-along-song in the car is Waking Up in Vegas. My iPod is diverse, to say the least Huey Lewis to the Black Eyed Peas, and that's just the Pop-Rock stuff.

KatyaR said...

Oh, no, I"m right there with you--I have everything from Gregorian chant to big band to Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme to new groups like Muse and Snow Patrol. In fact, I'm running out of room on my iPod--I need a bigger one! I think if you stop listening to music as it develops and grows, you're missing out on a lot.

Hang in there, Catherine, better times are coming, I can feel it.

Hugs to you and the BLD.

zippiknits said...

iPod has everything on it but rap. I just don't get rap. :o)

"Scared. I've become what I can't be."

Yes, we have all seen so much.