Monday, April 3, 2006

#4 Just Like A Lighthouse ...

     I will always believe that Chris was one of the greatest songwriters ever, as were many, ok ...  all of our roommates except me (I do plan on catching up soon though). Just like a lighthouse was one of my favorites, always will be.

     I am reposting the entry below (and comments), from March 2004, it was the second Dancing in the Rain entry ever. This song has followed me throughout my life, my kids all know the words by heart. My X Husband probably does too, though I doubt that he would admit it ; ) 

So often I direct most of my time and energy to taking care of what's best for the people that I love the most. It can become all consuming and sometimes I forget to take care of what’s most important me.

I want my daily rounds to become more motivated to making necessary choices that will bring more health, joy, love, creativity, passion and contentment to my own life.

Today my journey changes direction as I begin to reclaim my life. I'll be searching for the knowledge and determination to make the crucial changes that will allow me to become the best me that I can be.

This reminds me of a song that Chris, (one of the closest friends that I've ever had) wrote over 25 years ago. The song is called "Just like a Light House." The lyrics included a part that said ... “I’m just like a light house on a stormy sea, if your boat gets lost you can depend on me. When it's cold as the rain and it’s black as the night, look for me and I am always in sight. But all I want to know is who,who looks out for me when I'm looking out for you?”

The truth is ... no one. No one looks out for me. I have spent so much time looking out for everyone else, when I should have spent more time looking out for me.

The journey begins, or should I say continues ...

                           *** Coy ***


deabvt said...

Aw, Coy. Thanks for the repost!

sunnyside46 said...

a new journey, follow those side roads and happy traveling!

coy1234787 said...

Sie said...
There is never a better time to start such a journey as right now! I hope it is a wonderful trip for you.

These early entries are so YOU.  I think you've achieved your stated goal with your journal.  --Albert
Comment from lamove04 - 3/25/05 12:50 PM

And now is your time to look out for the lighthouse lyrics.  
Comment from cneinhorn - 11/6/04 9:33 AM

Coy, I am seriously enjoying these early entries! This is very deep & motivational at the same time.
Comment from ann7inflorida - 10/13/04 4:58 AM

I think as mothers and caregivers, we often put the needs of our loved ones before ours.  It's good to recognize that our own needs and desires have importance too.  I know when I first started journaling, I was determined not to allow my journal to be about my family.. it was the ONE thing I wanted for myself.  Over the past year, my family has crept into my writing.  But it's OK.. because that's the CHOICE I made.  It feels good to finally feel that I have that choice.  And it's still MY space, you know?  Great entry!  :)
Comment from slowmotionlife - 10/7/04 10:37 PM

ally123130585918 said...

Coy I love the Lyrics to "Just like a Light House" I look forward to the next step in your Journey ~ Ally

suzypwr said...

This is great, Coy!


luvmort said...

Now you have me singing "Memories"!