Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming...

Perhaps the clearing of the closet helped to clear my mind. Maybe that's why I began to wax philosophical over the lyrics of each pop song that blared out of our intercom system. Poor Pink, I really hope she can get sober. She needs to learn that there's a Higher Power who loves her so much. I wish I could give her a big ole hug. And yes I am lucky to be in love with my best friend. So, so lucky. Then came the most profound song of them all. The one that made me stand up and cheer, "YES that's it!" The perfect theme song for my fabulous by forty.
What was it? You ask.
I don't want to say.
It's a song that I have only tolerated in the past for my kid's sake. A song that I always tuned out, praying for it to end, never listening to the words. But trapped in the trenches of my little girl's closet, wanting to tune out the mess that I had to tackle more than the song, I listened. I listened and I liked.
So really WHAT WAS IT? You ask again.
It was Miley Cyrus okay. Stinkin' Hannah Montana herself singing "The Climb". And it was good too.
I especially love the message in the chorus:
There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to loose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb
This is it people. This is exactly how I feel about my life, my goals, my fabulous by forty...everything. There IS always another mountain to move and the exciting part comes from trying to move it. That's where the joy lies. The truth is none of us will perfect everything about ourselves in this lifetime, but how fun is it that we get to try.
An example of this can be found in my goal to memorize a piano piece before my birthday. I know that the memorization part of that goal will most likely not come to pass (memorizing is much harder now that I'm old) but by making this goal it has pushed me to practice the piano everyday, something I haven't done in years. I'm playing the piano again which means I already win. How awesome is that.
And even though I'm not going to be bikini ready come August 11, I am working out everyday becoming stronger, healthier and ready for a brighter future. So I win again.
Because just as Miley says:
It ain't about how fast I get there...

It's the climb
(Man I'm purty. Why do I sacrifice myself as blog fodder? Why? And yes I do workout in my jammies. I also paint in my jammies, do large projects in my jammies, decorate, move furniture and any other task that requires me to jump up and do because if I don't I simply won't do. And how do you like my Shamrock milk crate exercise box? Whatever works, that's my motto. Don't over think, don't over plan, just make it work.)


Marcie said...

My friends mock me because I like that song! Every time it comes on the radio, it's like hearing it for the first time. And then I sheepishly remember that it's by Miley Cyrus. (and then I try to not sing along-out loud anyway). So, thanks for admitting it-I no longer have to stand alone. Hee hee.

Darce said...

you're awesome! love the post and love the pic!

4boyzmdmom said...

What a great thought! Even if we're just trying...we're winning!

Shellie said...

Love the milk box. Make it work for less too.