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Music 4 Mondays (7): The one about blue

Today, as most Mondays go, was awful.

I staggered out of bed late. The feeling, of not being motivated enough to get up, sucks. Since when has life become like this, so lacking in energy and direction? Maybe it’s because I have done what I told myself never to do: stay in a job because I have to and not necessarily because I derive a sense of purpose and drive from it. It’s not that I dislike what I am doing now, it’s just that I don’t enjoy it as much as I did my previous job. I feel like a caged animal being cooped up in restricted confinements 24/7, when I desperately long to be out there.

I am grateful that I have a job, at least. Maybe if I tell myself that I like the things that I do now, instead of pondering when I will ever break out of the cage again, I will actually grow to like it. But does that count as compromising on my dreams and aspirations? Or do these things even exist at all? Am I back at the existing vs. living crossroads again, somewhat?

Maybe that’s why I like to escape to the gym. At least when I am there, I know what my purpose is, and I can relax and enjoy myself.

Say Hello, a song by Nitin Sawhney and taken from the soundtrack of CSI: Miami (an excellent show), describes exactly how I feel. It’s so haunting and poignant, it brings out the tears in you.

Everything started to fall.
Where’s it all going?
Can’t make any sense of it all.
Where am I going?

Some people who’ve heard my frustrations (you know who you are) tell me that everything will come in its own time. I know, I am trying. Things will sort themselves out in good time, I honestly believe that.

I want to believe that.


Like a starfish needs the water to survive, so do I my passion

1 thought on “Music 4 Mondays (7): The one about blue”

  1. I gues the sad truth is that not everyone is lucky enough to land a job they like and have passion for. So there’s nothing wrong with existing for the moment. At least you’re not shackled to this job by a permanent contract; you are free to look around for better jobs that come closer to your dreams.

    Alternatively, try to take this as a learning experience, though it’s hard sometimes to think there’s anything worth learning. Take it from me, I’ve been there in the six months I took after we graduated to land my job.



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