Thursday, March 31, 2011

Life and Music

Last night I went to see Juanes in concert. He was performing in my fair city!  For those of you not familiar, Juanes is a Colombian artist.  His music is best described as pop/rock in Spanish, Latin pop, with a bit of  reggae fusion mixed in.  In certain circles, his name is as revered as Bono's or Bruce Springsteen's.  And, wait for it, he's totally hot!   So I go to this concert last night with a couple of my girlfriends.  We scored 5th row seats so I was over the moon excited about the evening.  And I was not disappointed!  It was a great show and I danced and sang and yelled to the point that this morning, I woke up to silence.  Meaning, I lost my voice!  My boss was none too happy!  Anyway, Juanes has this song titled, "It's Time To Change" or "Es Tiempo de Cambiar"  The lyrics are beautiful and speak of a world where we are better human beings, and there is peace and making amends.  It's quite motivating and inspiring, to say the least.  Driving home later that night, I thought about those lyrics and how they related to my life.  The message is always the same, "If you are not happy, change it so that you are."  Simple right?  Maybe, in a perfect world.  But alas, no one is perfect.  We all have flaws, specs that we try to hide from the world and sometimes, from ourselves.  I'll be the first to admit that lately, my positive, good-natured, optimistic self, has been a bit of a Debbie Downer.  It's not easy being Mary Sunshine all the time! I don't like when that happens. I try to keep Debbie out of my life as much as possible.  But every once in a while, she sneaks in.  The brat!    Silly that it takes listening to lyrics in a song to kind of jolt me back into reality.  A catharsis? Hmm, perhaps.  I know that I have goals to accomplish, both big and small.  I know that nothing worth having is ever easy, and I know that nothing will change if I don't follow-through or have faith in myself.  That's also difficult for me sometimes. I'm my own worst critic! I've set everything into motion and now it's just a matter of me continuing to work my ass off so I can reap the rewards!  And I will.  No one said life was easy.  Well, maybe someone said it, but they were obviously high or something! :) 
That's all I got tonight boys and girls! Thanks for dropping by, you're all the BEST!


Cinderita said...

I can't wait to hear the song..and you're awesome. I mean like with a CAPITAL A

David Batista said...

Sounds like you had a great time, even if you are now silenced! :) Lucky for you, you have this here blog to let your voice still be heard.

Hmm, much food for thought this song has left you with, huh? The best ones always do.

Average Girl said...

That post kind of left me wanting more Yvonne.... I mean I kind of wondered what you thought about changing in yourself besides the momentarily debbie downer time. Personally, I think you are awesome, and while there is always room to improve, you really have got it on girl! And if you do anymore changing, I will be blinded by your awesomeness... truly darlin!

Yvonne said...

Rita - lol thanks!!! i would have posted the link to the song but i have not a clue how to do that! i know, i know, i'm computer challenged when it comes to stuff like that! :)

David- Am so grateful for this blog! I can yell, scream, laugh out loud, cry and not even utter a word from my mouth! lol

AG- Awww, thanks so much! I didn't go into that much detail because this way you'll keep coming back for more! muahahaha!

Belle said...

This morning I was Debbie Downer. I felt rotten and didn't want to go to the gym with Sandy. I started whining and saying how I am probably just too old and sick to go etc. I have no motivation to go etc. She told me to quit whining and go, so we did.
Then when I was there I got so tired and discouraged by my body.

When I came home I said to myself, "I am staying in bed the rest of the day. Dan can pick up a hamburger. I am going to wallow in self-pity today. And I am. Well, until I have some prayer time anyway!

Yvonne said...

Belle - I hope "Debbie" has left the building and you're back in great spirits!

Anonymous said...

Glad you had fun! Sorry about your voice though.