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The song “The Age of Worry” off of the latest release from John Mayer has been on repeat on my Spotify.  Musically, it is quite lovely – both the full album and some acoustic versions I have heard.  In addition, the lyrics just speak to me and are great reminders as we face the worries and challenges throughout our lives.

Close your eyes and clone yourself
Build your heart an army
To defend your innocence
While you do everything wrong

Don’t be scared to walk alone
Don’t be scared to like it
There’s no time that you must be home
So sleep where darkness falls

Alive in the age of worry
Smile in the age of worry
Go wild in the age of worry
And say worry, why should I care?

No your fight is not within
Yours is with your timing
Dream your dreams but don’t pretend
Make friends with what you are
Give your heart then change your mind
You’re allowed to do it
Cause God knows it’s been done to you
And somehow you got through it

Alive in the age of worry
Rage in the age of worry
Sing out in the age of worry
And say worry, why should I care?

Rage in the age of worry
Act your age in the age of worry
And say worry, get out of here!

Take time this weekend to think about stuff you can control, actually do or make happen – I know I plan on doing this.  Don’t waste time or energy worrying about things you cannot influence.  Lead a proactive life and not just a reactive one.  Don’t get bogged down thinking, worrying, and fretting about life – experience it.

Personally, the past few weeks and months have been somewhat of a whirlwind for me, and at some point I will do a recap here.  In a nutshell – some things have ended, some new things have begun.  I’ve advocated for myself and found that yes, it does work and can bring about positive change.  In fact, I think some of these things are why this song resonates with me, but I digress.

Time to turn in and recharge after a long week.  Maybe I’ll take time to curate a massive photo post or something later this weekend. . . 🙂  Stay tuned.

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