This Blog is My Fight Song

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Why blog?  They ask all the time.  The store clerks, blackjack dealers (Vegas girl), professors, strangers, coffee shop owners.  Why even bother writing in a flooded market?  Why waste the time?  Why not make the big bucks?

My only answer: Because I have to.  I have to write.  I have to speak.  But the artist Rachel Platten gave me better, more elegant and poetic words to describe this phenomenon through”Fight Song.”

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

I know I’m that small boat in a very big ocean.  I know I’m a single word, and only one match. But here’s the thing!  I’m full of those wrecking balls she sings about.  They are the words I didn’t say for too long.  I spent years of my life feeling silenced.  Literally being told to shut my mouth because God values men’s thoughts more than women’s thoughts.  And I can’t do that any longer.

So I will write.  And you may or may not read.  But I will write.  Because this is my fight song. I’m taking back my life and I’m showing it off.  I got to wake up one morning as a 22-year-old and say “I’m going to fight to make my life the best life possible.”  Two years later and I’m still doing that.  You can too. This blog stands as documentation that I have fought and will fight for a beautiful life.

What’s your fight song?

Featured Image by the lovely and talented Bethany Paige Photography

10 thoughts on “This Blog is My Fight Song

    • June 24, 2015 at 6:59 pm
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      Thanks girlfriend! Love YOU!

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  • June 24, 2015 at 12:07 pm
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    I love that song and find it so empowering. I had never thought to apply it o blogging but you are so right….our blogs are our fight songs and proof that we have our own stories and the ability to take control of our lives.

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    • June 24, 2015 at 6:59 pm
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      Yes – I love that we have our own stories and the platform to share them!

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  • June 24, 2015 at 10:17 pm
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    Love this! I’m so glad to have found your blog! I’m still trying to figure out my fight song 😉

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    • June 24, 2015 at 10:18 pm
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      Sometimes the best part is figuring it out!! :)

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    • June 25, 2015 at 9:59 am
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      I love songs that are awesome and fun to listen to, but also have amazing messages!

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  • June 29, 2015 at 7:13 am
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    PS- I swear you you started a new trend in blogland, Taylor! I’ve seen more and more people write posts, defining their own fight song. AWESOME.

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    • June 29, 2015 at 8:14 am
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      Haha that’s awesome!!!!

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