Day 103: I found this story on Facebook and I just had to share it with you all. It’s a little lengthy and initially it seems like just another boo-who story, but keep reading. It really becomes a story about strength, unconditional love, and it answers the to the question of how you make any relationship work.
When I found the story, it did not have a title. So I’m taking the liberty of giving it one, I’m calling it “Carry Me.” As you read I’m sure that you will reason why it is so fitting, especially outside of it’s obvious implications. Enjoy the story.
When I got home that night, my wife was serving dinner. I held her hand and said, “I’ve got something to tell you“. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But, I had to let her know what I was thinking.
“I want a divorce“.
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Day 30: Last week when I went to speak with my counselor we were talking about how I could really begin to open up. It’s hard sometimes for me to mouth out the words of everything that I have been feeling and thinking over this past month since my breakup.
When I try to speak, the words never seem to make sense. They become all jumbled up and fragmented. Thinking of how I could open up and communicate with my counselor all the things that I want to let out, I realized something. There is always that one song that starts playing that sums up exactly everything that’s heavy on my heart. So I told him, next week, I’m bringing in songs that would literally be the Soundtrack To My Life currently.
As you listen to the 12 songs below, take in on the order and progression of the tracks. Think about how I was feeling after Christian broke up with me, how I cried myself to sleep, how I went through the I HATE YOU phase, how in vain I tried to find reasoning and felt like I was going crazy, how I made some bad decisions along the way, and finally how I am coming to the realization that I must move on and begin living again if I ever plan on being okay.
Yesterday has come and gone
And I’ve learned how to leave it where it is.
And I see that I was wrong
For ever doubting I could win.
Oh just like all the seasons never stay the same
All around me I can feel a change,
I will break these chains that bind me, happiness will find me
Leave the past behind me, today my life begins
A whole new world is waiting it’s mine for the taking
I know I can make it, today my life begins.
— Bruno Mars: verse from “Today My Life Begins”