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This has Gotta be the Good Life

Posted by on Dec 15, 2010 in Entertainment and Lifestyle, Music, Personal | 4 comments

I’m not sure if you have noticed, but for a just a while (just lately), my life seemed to be on “pause”.  Sometimes, when you’re overwhelmed with all the things that are happening around you, you get lost and confused.  Then you stop and think.

Some might call this “quarter-life crisis” and that is exactly what I think is happening to me.

This year, I achieved a lot indeed… more than I can ever imagine.  But when you achieve a goal, what’s next?  Set another goal? How do I move forward now?  What’s my next move?  Is it just me? or have you been on this stage too?

These thoughts of being so concerned about the future was quite a struggle for me.  I usually panic if I don’t have a plan and I don’t know what to do – and that’s how everything happened.  My heart just palpitates every time I think of what to do next to the point that I felt like I was near clinical depression.    My mind is very powerful, but sometimes not in a good way.  Being worried is like sitting in a rocking chair, I know I’ll get nowhere but for a while, that was how exactly I was.

The only time I can rest is when I’m asleep and that too was a bit impossible.  I tried to take Sleepasil because I heard it’s a nice natural dietary supplement that aids sleep with melatonin, chamomile and valerian root.  I’m really glad that Sleepasil has been a good friend.

Right now, I still haven’t figured things out.  But slowly, things start to get clear.  It’s when things get stormy when you get to realize that people really do care for you.  And hopefully, there will be a great big rainbow after my storm.

Fitz’s article on quarter life crisis and optimism was a great read for me and sharing it all to you here.

I think, the storm is still on my turf and I find myself at the eye of the storm.  They say, it gets calm for a while and true enough, I “paused” and listened to this song.

This song is all about appreciating what you have and making the most out of life Smile Thinking and appreciating for a while, the year that happened.  This has gotta be the good life Smile I pause now and think of the great year I had Smile I found myself waking up in Singapore, Hong Kong and many place else… This year, I found myself in a magazine, I saw myself on TV – on a music video and with this, I smile and know that I can take the new year  Smile bring it on!

Here’s the lyrics to One Republic’s Good Life Smile sing along!

Woke up in London yesterday
Found myself in the city near Piccadilly
Don’t really know how I got here
I got some pictures on my phone
New names and numbers that I don’t know
Address to places like Abbey Road
Day turns to night, night turns to whatever we want
We’re young enough to say

Oh, this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life
Say, oh, got this feeling that you can’t fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life

To my friends in New York, I say: “hello”
My friends in L.A. they don’t know
Where I’ve been for the past few years or so
Paris to China to Colorado
Sometimes there’s airplanes I can’ t jump out
Sometimes there’s bullshit that don’t work now
We are God of stories but please tell me-e-e-e
What there is to complain about
When you’re happy like a fool
Let it take you over
When everything is out
You gotta take it in

Oh, this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life
Say, oh, got this feeling that you can’t fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life

Hopelessly, I feel like there might be something that I’ll miss
Hopelessly, I feel like the window closes oh so quick
Hopelessly, I’m taking a mental picture of you now
‘Cause hopelessly, the hope is we have so much to feel good about

Oh, this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life
Say, oh, got this feeling that you can’t fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life

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4 Comments

  1. Nice pick of music. Love the lyrics too. Thanks for sharing. And, congrats for all of your achievements this year. Way to go for 2011. Good luck dear :)

  2. you’re living our dream life that we can only view from afar and you are not immune to quarter life crisis? LOL. that’s nice to hear in a sense that we can relate to you there. :) i’m sure you will achieve more. haha. am a fan! hahaha!!!

  3. @helen, exactly. I achieved all this and what’s next. I guess I put too much pressure on myself thinking I need to live up to this hype. If I’m at the top, there’s no way but down. So right now, I’m in the process of thinking what my heart wants to do next.

  4. given everything else around you now, possibilities are like ENDLESS. LOL. On my end, I’d want to go to Bali, Liz Gilbert style (Eat Pray Love), and just hole up in there for four months to find answers to my life’s most pressing questions. But, I can only afford fifteen minutes for meditation, ten of which i often end up falling asleep.

    i saw pala na you worked in Deutsche bank. my cousin will begin working there next month as a CPA. i’ll tell her about you; maybe she can also retire early and live the good life, as you speak. :)

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