I know you are not supposed to talk about yourself if you want a successful blog, but I am going to bend that rule today. I need some help from my reader. You know who you are. What am I supposed to do with my dreams and your dreams? I will explain what I mean by that below.
I want very few things more than being someone who talks for a living whether that be blogging, podcasting, and/or radio. It is my dream. However, my dreams confuse me. I am at the point of my life being 22 years old where I don’t know how to tell if this is something I am meant to do or something I simply want to do.
For example: If you went down to the steel plant and interviewed everyone there and asked “Would you rather work here or be a famous actor?” 99% of people would say “Be a famous actor.” That would sound like a lot more fun to them than being at the steel plant 7-3:30 every day. I feel like I am in the same boat. Being a blogger sounds like a lot more fun than my current job. I can’t tell if the reason I want to blog is because I am called to do it or because it seems like more fun than working at the steel plant? Am I one of the few who has the skill to be a famous talker or I am one of the many who is delirious thinking they have what it takes, but really don’t?
I don’t know you find out the answer to my last questions which is why I am writing this today.
My main point is to ask you guys what you think? If you tell me to stop writing and that I suck, I will appreciate the feedback. Not that I will stop writing because I really like to do it. It will just let me know that I haven’t achieved my goal yet and I still have a lot of work to do. If you tell me I’m good, I will also appreciate that. It will be nice to know that somebody likes what I am doing and it will help encourage me along the way.
Now that I have written all this I think I have made a discovery. I think the way you know is by what you do when someone tells you, you will never make it. Do you quit and give up on it just like that or do you work harder and come back stronger like Michael Jordan in high school?
If you quit your job to go become a famous blogger I would call you stupid and let you know you made a big mistake.
If you keep your job to pay your bills and blog in your free time because it’s your passion then I think you are making a great decision. I think every second on this earth you do what you like to do in a responsible way is time well spent.
Maybe I am crazy. Maybe you are crazy to. What is really crazy though is watching Netflix 4 hours a day and not chasing after your dreams. We can either die having seen House of Cards 4 time through or we can die knowing that we chased after our dreams even if we didn’t reach them.
Chase after your dreams no matter how crazy they are. Unless you are my friend who raps. You need to quit and find a new dream. You are a terrible rapper.
Every day that goes by is another day where I get to see people argue about abortion. I am not quite sure what there is to argue about.
Abortion is murder.
But wait, what about rape, the mother’s wellbeing or if the baby is going to be severely disabled? That’s a good argument. Let’s base all of our decisions on something that happens less than 5% of the time.
Planned Parenthood does great things and only 3% of the funds go towards abortion. Plus the 3% is not federally funded it is different money.
First off, if somebody is a class act but 3% of the time likes to commit murders, then that person is evil. Ted Bundy committed murders way way less than 3% of his time, but I think we can agree that he is evil. Secondly, the federal money and the private money goes into one pot and is split up. Yes, technically the federal money may not pay for abortion but its pays for a lot of things allowing PP to stay open. If that money disappeared then the private money would have to go to cover that stuff. The federal money allows PP to use the private money for abortions.
Anyways, I know 10 million things have been written about this in the last 10 minutes alone. What I haven’t seen is any music recommendations being made about this topic. I am a big believer in music and its ability to connect with listeners at a deeper level in a way talking can’t. Music gets an emotional connection out of us whether it’s to motivate us in life or to make a scary movie scene even that much scarier. It’s psychologically proven to do so.
The first song is from Flipsyde called Happy Birthday. Side note: I am going to write about a member of the band called Piper because he is doing amazing things. The band Flipsyde is not a Christian band in anyway. Piper is simply a guy who had an abortion when he was younger and now regrets it. It is one of the best 25 songs of all time. The chorus is incredibly powerful when Piper says “Happy birthday, I love you, whoever you would have been.” Give it a listen.
The second song is from Trip Lee called Beautiful Life. He is a Christian rapper and a pretty good one at that. The chorus again is tear worthy. It goes “Beautiful life inside, living, moving, breathing. So let hope arise. God knew what he was doing when He gave, Beautiful, beautiful life.” Give it a listen.
It is also a very good song although I would say Happy Birthday is just a tad better due to the pure emotion you feel from Piper while he raps.
No matter what your take is on abortion gives these two songs a listen and tell me you are not moved by them.