This is your life…

I have been ignoring my blog this week, and I really need to catch up!   

I want to reflect on a song that, lately, has really had a lot of meaning to me.  This is your life by Switchfoot.  I guess my interpretation of the album is very spiritual.  I cry listening to Twenty Four, and I really relate to We were Meant to Live for So Much More, and everyone should really listen to Gone.  Anyway, the lyrics to This is your Life go like this:

yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead
yesterday is a promise that you’ve broken
don’t close your eyes, don’t close your eyes
this is your life and today is all you’ve got now
yeah, and today is all you’ll ever have
don’t close your eyes
don’t close your eyes

this is your life, are you who you want to be
this is your life, are you who you want to be
this is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be
when the world was younger and you had everything to lose

Listen to lyrics here

My mind just really starts to wander when I listen to this song.  I just think, "Am I who I want to be?"  I don’t mean that in terms of, I am a nanny, a teacher, or you are a dentist or a retail clerk or a waitress. I mean that in terms of WHO YOU ARE-  you as a person.  Am I the kind of person I want to be?  How about you? 

A lot of this reflection has so much to do with a class I took my last (FINAL) semester at SAU.  I had a religion class that was called "Christian in Contemporary World" and I loved the class.  I learned so much about myself and how to REALLY LIVE life and really WHO I should be living life for.  We did presentations at the end of the course as our final, and I learned so much from everyone in that class.  I realize that there is no cookie cutter Christian, and its ok to doubt and its ok to feel lost and its normal to reject God at times.  It started me thinking about how I was living my life and what my purpose is here on earth.  Anyway, since I’m rambling and this probably doesnt make much sense to anyone but me, I’ll stop. 🙂

On another note- I’m taking family pictures for someone this weekend who isn’t a friend or relative.  My friend Amanda (who’s son is Kobe- the kiddo I took 183 pics of) told her friend Missy that I need practice taking pics and asked her if she’d like me to take her family pictures.   She wants family pictures (she has 6 kids!) and hates JcPenny type.  So, I told her I’d do her family pictures at the end of June (after practicing on my SIL’s family when we go to Lake Michigan), but this Saturday I’m meeting her and her kids at the park to "practice".  I’m excited but very nervous.  Its not like she’s paying me or anything, but I just hope that I can do good enough to please her!  This is pretty scary!

  1. We must be on the same page lately because I find my self thinking all the time about the type of person I am and want to become. Such a stuggle balancing daily life and trying to stay true to who you really are. KWIM? I think it’s comforting to know that it’s a life long journey about learning and growing and that we are all on the same path, you know?

    Anyway, good luck on the photo shoot on Saturday! You have to post pictures! I know you’ll do great girlie!

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