Introducing Muzic Monday
Happy Muzic Monday! Look at me getting ahead of myself… Muzic Monday was a segment I used to do on my old blog where I’d choose a song that really spoke to me and share it with my readers. Maybe its just because I’m overly analytical but basically, I’d disect the song’s meaning and find inspiration or a life lesson for the week. Hence the name… Muzic To My Ears. I’m happy to be bringing it back! It starts each Monday with a little inspiration and creativity. So grab you beverage of choice, and get ready to get inspired.
Today’s song of the week is A Different Sun by Catherine Clark. Listen in the video above. Yes it’s about a raw break up and no I’m not experiencing one right now… Or maybe I am, but that’s not important. I’ve never really been one to share every single detail about my dating. But something about it reminds me of the the simple empowerment or remembering who you are and returning to yourself…
To start off the first muzic monday… I thought I’d simply be as brutally honest as possible. It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog, (four months to be exact). Why oh why could that be? Welp. Maybe a couple of reasons: transition, confusion, depression, just to name a few. Man it feels good to be vulnerable! You see, the last time I truly felt inspired to write was when I was in China back in June. Of course I couldn’t do that since I didn’t have consistant wifi but who cares. After my time was up there, I came home and couldn’t wait to tell all of the beautiful stories that took place in the enchanted city of Yantai. It makes me smile just to speak it’s name.
The city where you come a forgener and leave a friend. I miss it… And the months that came after were probably some of the hardest of my life. It’s as though everything that’s happened to me just came up and b**** slapped me in the face. It’s as though past preasent and future we’re all happening symotaniously. The death of my father, the death of my brother, losing all sence of security,
life was hitting me hard. I can say that literally because I actually got hit by a car. But that’s a story for another Muzic Monday.
It’s all had me in my feelsy feels and it’s all sent me on a path of healing and letting go. To think about the happiest time of my life and the hardest, made me really take stock of my life and realize what’s important. What truly made me happy? What was serving me and what was tearing me apart? Who am I really without asking anyone else?
Well… Comparing happy Zoe vs sad Zoe, gave me the answer. It’s quite simple, really. I love music! I adore it. Ehem, hense the name of this blog and a thrown in z for zoe. I love to dance and feel the rhythm move through my body. Clearly I have a hula hoop fetish and I love how it’s brought dance back into my life. It’s been a pleasure sharing life with beautiful people that make me laugh. I love eating beautiful nutrition that fills my body with nutrients. And lastly, I truly love travel, experiencing other cultures, and making people smile.
You ever feel like you’re not yourself or you’re doing something that’s denying who you know you are? Yeah… I think we’ve all been there! Sometimes we change, sometimes not always for the better, pain can do that to you! But there’s a beautiful moment that can happen (that happened to me recently) when you come back to yourself. It’s like this batshit realization that you’ve been keeping yourself from the beautiful pleasure it is to be you. Imagine it, there is no one else in the world quite like you. A friend once said it like this… in a sea of fish your the mermaid!
I can finally say… I’m coming back to myself. And all though I’m still figuring it all out, maybe a little confused, I’m content.
One of the main ways I’m returning to myself is simply by blogging. I’ve forgotten how much I loved this outlet of creativity; bringing my thoughts together and letting them tell their own story. What I love about the MTME blog is that it’s a space where I can truly be me. And I want you to feel like you can be yourself! The truth is… I’ve changed… My posts dont have to be perfect, they don’t even need to be exemplary. I’m not one of those gals that pertend my life is perfect on social media. I’m just me. And I love that I can finally say that!
And I hope this post inspires you to trust and beleive that you can be you! And if you’re in a place where you don’t feel like yourself, just know that you’ll find yourself again, its just apart of life.
So throw some shoes on your feet and run into the life of a different sun. Though to be honest with you. The hippie in me wants to go bearfoot!
Live a life that’s muzic to your ears!
Have a song you’re currently loving!? Share it with me below and I may just use it for next week’s song of the week!