January 22, 2010

According to Plan

Ever since I was a little kid I have had big plans. Plans of what my life was going to be. Over the years they have been modified but none the less..plans. What I wanted to be when I grew up, all the places I would travel, where I would live, the accomplishments I would achieve, what age I would get married to my "prince charming", how many kids I was going to have etc. I think we all do this to an extent, who doesn't think, hope, plan for the future, right?

Lately, I have noticed that the more I plan, the more I am disappointed. Not that anything I am doing is not okay but it isn't on track with what I planned for my life. I've realized that when we dream we don't take into account that there will be difficulties to face along the way, that life happens and things don't always work out as planned. We don't take into account how much things will cost, that we'll kiss a lot of frogs before our prince, that we may have to work a little more then we would like to at something we don't necessarily know is our "dream job." We are frustrated because the real world is not everything we thought it would be. We spend our whole childhood wishing to grow up and our adulthood wishing we were children again.

I've tried lately to stop planning so much, stop worrying about the future and just enjoy today. I've learned that life can be stressful, it can be hard..but at the end of the day it's going to be okay. Even if it seems like the end of the world, its not. Even if you feel like your going no where, you are. If you feel like you'll never be what you wanted to be, you will..don't give up.. just allow yourself time. And maybe, just maybe, entertain the thought that maybe you aren't the same person today that you were when you made your "plan."

If you know me you know that I love my music..I have a song for just about every emotion..and I would like to share the song that makes me feel better about this topic with you. It's called "Vienna" written by one of my favs Billy Joel..

Slow down you crazy child
You're so ambitious for a juvenile
But then if you're so smart tell me why
Are you still so afraid?
Where's the fire, what's the hurry about?
You better cool it off before you burn it out
You got so much to do and only
So many hours in a day

But you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want
Or you can just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even get halfway through
When will you realize...Vienna waits for you

Slow down you're doing fine
You can't be everything you want to be
Before your time
Although it's so romantic on the borderline tonight
Too bad but it's the life you lead
You're so ahead of yourself
That you forgot what you need
Though you can see when you're wrong
You know you can't always see when you're right

You got your passion you got your pride
But don't you know that only fools are satisfied?
Dream on but don't imagine they'll all come true
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you

Slow down you crazy child
Take the phone off the hook and disappear for a while
It's alright you can afford to lose a day or two
When will you realize...
Vienna waits for you.

And you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want
Or you can just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even get halfway through

Why don't you realize...Vienna waits for you
When will you realize...Vienna waits for you

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