Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 62: It's My Life

Today is Day 62, and the year I was born is 1962 (okay, I know no matter what year I was born there would be one day during the year it was the same number). And, Day 62 is also Jon Bon Jovi's 50th birthday. When I was younger, I never was a huge Bon Jovi fan but I did like them and remember some of their earlier songs fondly.

This is a "newer" song (from 2000) and is one of my favorites. I thought it was very fitting for what has been going on in my life during the past year. I am sure part of it is the whole turning 50 thing. It seems that many of us need some kind of marker or significant event to make us look at our lives and ask ourselves "Is this really how I want to live? How can I make my life even better?" Or even ask, "why am I still doing this or why do I think I need to live the way that others think is best for me?"

It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just wanna live while I'm alive
It's my life 

As my older and wiser sister (yes, that's you Missy) once told me, as you start getting into your 40s and 50s, you become more comfortable with who you are. I have found this to be true. I know who I am, and I know what I want and have learned what I don't want. As the song says, "It's now or never," and I may be almost 50, but I am still young enough to make it happen.


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