Life. It happens. And sometimes it comes at you sideways and knocks you off your feet.

My life has been upended lately. I’ll likely share more details here for you, lovely friends, in the future. But right now, I’m taking time to figure things out. Reading and blogging are helping. So is music.

Here are three songs that have been inspiring me lately:

1. I Get to Love You by Ruelle

One look at you; my whole life falls in line.
I prayed for you; before I called you mine.
Oh I can’t believe it’s true, sometimes.
Oh I can’t believe it’s true.

I get to love you, it’s the best thing that I’ll ever do.
I get to love you, it’s a promise I’m making to you.
Whatever may come; your heart I will choose.
Forever I’m yours, forever I do.
I get to love you, I get to love you.

The way you love, it changes who I am.
I am undone; I thank god once again
Oh I can’t believe it’s true, sometimes.
Oh I can’t believe it’s true.

I get to love you, it’s the best thing that I’ll ever do.
I get to love you, it’s a promise I’m making to you.
Whatever may come; your heart I will choose.
Forever I’m yours, forever I do.
I get to love you, I get to love you.
I get to love you, I get to love you.

They say love is a journey, I promise that I’ll never leave.
When it’s too heavy to carry, remember this moment with me.
I get to love you, I get to love you,
I get to love you.

 

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2. High and Low by Joshua Radin

When the old souls of your shoes are worn through
And its too far to find your way home
You’re feeling older than you used to
Can’t stop thinking you’ll be left alone.

Don’t you worry now
Don’t let life get you down
Just remember you’re mine!

And I’ll see you in the high and low
In the high and low I’ll find you
And I’ll see you anywhere you go
Anywhere you go
I’ll follow you anywhere.

You say you’re so cold
As you reach for
My oldest t-shirt to keep you warm
We’ll never grow old
We’ll never want more
This love will weather any storm

Don’t you worry now
Don’t let life get you down
Just remember you’re mine

And I’ll see you in the high and low
In the high and low I’ll find you
And I’ll see you anywhere you go
Anywhere you go
I’ll follow you anywhere

Hey hey I will
I will follow you
Hey hey I will
I will follow you down
Hey hey I will
I will follow you
Hey hey I will
I will follow you.

And I’ll see you in the high and low
In the high and low I’ll find you
And I’ll see you anywhere you go
Anywhere you go
I’ll follow you anywhere

Hey hey I will
I will follow you
Hey hey I will
I will follow you down
Hey hey I will
I will follow you
Hey hey I will
I will follow you.

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3. This Is Me by Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Cast

I am not a stranger to the dark
Hide away, they say
‘Cause we don’t want your broken parts
I’ve learned to be ashamed of all my scars
Run away, they say
No one’ll love you as you are

But I won’t let them break me down to dust
I know that there’s a place for us
For we are glorious

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

Another round of bullets hits my skin
Well, fire away ’cause today, I won’t let the shame sink in
We are bursting through the barricades and
Reaching for the sun (we are warriors)
Yeah, that’s what we’ve become (yeah, that’s what we’ve become)

I won’t let them break me down to dust
I know that there’s a place for us
For we are glorious

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh
This is me

(Oh-oh-oh-oh) and I know that I deserve your love
(Oh-oh-oh-oh) ’cause there’s nothing I’m not worthy of
(Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh)
When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
This is brave, this is proof
This is who I’m meant to be, this is me

Look out ’cause here I come (look out ’cause here I come)
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum (marching on, marching, marching on)
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I’m gonna send a flood
Gonna drown them out
Oh
This is me

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  1. Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads says:

    Awwww sorry to hear that things have been rough but I hope they’re looking up soon! Sending hugs in the meantime and a big mug of tea ☕️💕

    • Thanks darlin! I’m experiencing a very big plot twist in my life. I’ll share more here when I feel ready. I don’t like being vague like this, but I’m not quite ready to share the whole story. Hope you’re well!

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