In listening to my inner voice I find that courage is needed to really hear it. I am finally finding the courage and following the path to where i believe I should be. All the signs are there, I just have to follow them...so follow them i will! ~Stacey
Monday, March 1, 2010
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~Steve Jobs
So currently, I find myself in a holding pattern, a Ross & Rachel break if you will, with the current man in my life. Hoping to get back on track eventually, but never really knowing what the future brings leaves me too much time to think. When I need to get out of my own head (and really who would want to be there ) I have a habit of making lists. Think John Cusack in High Fidelity...
I makes lists about any and everything; what i want to be when i grow up, favorite movies, worst birthdays, vacations i want to take....you get the picture. It's a little known factoid of me. It helps me center and think clearer... plus it gives me something to do with my hands LOL!
So with said man on my brain and the need to get out of my head i give you THE TOP 17 SEXIEST SONGS! as voted on by me. Now listen, these are Sexy songs not Songs to have sex to...that is a different list all together. These are the songs that you hear and get a little weak in the knees. So, let's get this party started...
17. Closer by Ne-Yo
16. Let's Get it On by Marvin Gaye (ok this one would be on both lists)
15. Higher by Matt Nathanson
14. In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
13. In the Evening by Led Zepplin
12. Crazy Bitch by Buck Cherry
11. Sweetest Taboo by Sade
10. Possession by Sarah Maclachlan
9 . Two Step by Dave Matthews Band
8. These Arms of Mine by Otis Redding
7. Closer by Nine Inch Nails (definitely NOT the same song as Ne-Yo)
6. I Drove All Night by Cyndi Lauper
5. Moondance by Van Morrison
4. Fool in the Rain by Led Zepplin
3. I Need You Tonight by INXS
2. Mouth by Bush
and at # 1 for it's knee weakening capabilities would be...
1. Love Song by the Cure
Don't agree?? Have your own?? Comment me and tell what they are. ~Stacey
Sunday, February 28, 2010
"There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout:
This is me damn it! I look the way I look, think the way I think, feel
the way I feel, love the way I love! I am a whole complex package. Take
me... or leave me. Accept me - or walk away! Do not try to make me feel
like less of a person, just because I don't fit your idea of who I
should be and don't try to change me to fit your mold.
If I need to change, I alone will make that decision.
When you are strong enough to love yourself 100%, good and bad - you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents you.”
It's hard to believe i wrote this quote over 10 years ago. For some reason, over the past 2 weeks this one's been popping up on the inter-web (as my dad and friend Kent like to call it) a lot and i am hearing from some folks who really feel the words. So this one ...ahh the memories. It kind of speaks for itself but I will give a brief history on it. I was seeing a guy at the time who was a bit domineering. One of those types of men who like you in the beginning but want you to change as the relationship progresses.A common relationship mistake that many of us make. Not just men, but women too. Probably woman more then men if you were to look at the statistics. Needless to say, around the time i wrote this quote i was also realizing things weren't working out with this particular guy. NEXT...
To me there's nothing wrong with growing and changing together. But why expect someone to change who they are at their core , when the reason you got involved with them in the first place was because of who they were and are.
Whether a person is single, married or somewhere in between the bottom line is this... If you can't and don't love yourself, no one else will be able too. Part of loving yourself is the self realization that yep, here i am... good, bad and ME! If changes are needed within ourselves we are the ones that have to make that call. Don't tell me to change and realize, if change is needed, I am a strong enough person to handle making that decision for myself.
Embrace who you are, how you look,what you feel! No one is perfect and really, that's what makes us who we are. All our little idiosyncrasies and differences make us individuals. Love that about yourself and don't except anything less from the people you have in your life. ~Stacey