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The Magic of Music

Lately I have been feeling really down on myself and stressed out. Now I'm just going to let it all out. I'm going to scream it out until all the negative thoughts in my head are gone and I'm going to start over. It's still not too late for me to do well in my classes and it's not too late for me to redeem my defensive skills in volleyball. Sometimes, I hear a voice within that fills me with doubt. I hear the people around me and I'm afraid of being judged. But if these people are judging me based on what they see, they shouldn't matter to me anyways. I should just have fun being me and doing what makes me happy. I just have to step up to the plate and face all the negative energy within myself. I'm so tired feeling upset for myself all the time. It's time for the Old Sandy to come back and get her life back. NO more Negative Nancy!

On the note of positivity, it's amazing how much music can impact you. I was listening to a song this past Saturday night, after I came back from a volleyball tri-match, and at first I just liked it because it was catchy. But when I took the time to read the lyrics and really listen to the words, I was just like, wow, that's so true! I can do it if I just believe in myself.

It's funny because when I hear advice from my friends and family and even myself, every good or obvious advice just sort of sounds cheesy. Hearing it from Shakira just seems to make it! I guess taking advice from songs isn't a bad thing, as long as I'm listening to the "right" songs, if you know what I mean.

I'm jamming to Shakira's "Waka Waka-This Time for Africa" song right now because it pumps me up and gets me smiling. I posted it below to share it with you. :) I hope it brings a smile on your face as it does to mine.

What's your favorite jam right at the moment?

Congrats to Andree, who is also a Faces of the Future Blogger, and her Tennis Team on winning the GNACs!

Posted by Sandy Lor on October 23, 2011 10:41 PM
Category: Campus life