Thursday, August 16, 2012


Tonight's post is inspired by the Natasha Bedingfield song "Unwritten." The song came on my iPod while I was on my way to the gym for my cardio dance class, and I thought to myself "This could make for a good post."

So, four hours later, I put the song on, and let myself soak it in as I wrote this post.

For those who don't know the song, here's a link to listen to it on YouTube, and one for the lyrics.

I won't break down every lyric of the song, since the post would take forever to write, not to mention ages to read, so I'm just going to pull my three favorite verses and work with that.

1) The opening verse:

"I am unwritten,
Can't read my mind, I'm undefined
I'm just beginning
The pen's in my hand, ending unplanned."

This is one of my favorite song openings, and think that it fits my life right now. Sure, I may be 27 and three years into a weight loss journey, but my life is just truly beginning. I've done so much, especially in the last year, and so many changes have happened, that it feels like a new start that was years in the making, and may not have happened if I didn't lose all this weight.

2) First verse of the pre-chorus:

"Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you can not find." 

Now that I think about it, my life before the weight loss was me being voiceless (figuratively), and seeing the world through a dirty window. It took a long time, but I was able to open it, let brightness in, and live a happier life as a result (in more ways than one).

3) Third verse of the chorus:

"Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten."

In the last three years, I truly have started to embrace life, and step outside my comfort zone. This is especially true over the last five months, as I made a major change in my life by changing jobs, while at the same time starting my journey as a runner and planning a solo overnight trip. While I may not know what the future holds, I know that my story is far from over.

Anyway, just thought that I would give you this untraditional look into my life, while showing just how much a song can relate to life, no matter how big or small.

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