week 16: reflection
Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me?
Why is my reflection someone I don't know?
Tomorrow afternoon I'm flying to Disney World with my family for a vacation, and I am so excited! This has been a tough week of prep, finishing up photo editing and commission work, so I put this week in the backseat. I had kind of a hard time recording tonight vocally, so I chose to do something short but also Disney themed because I am so excited! I love this song so much, and because I'm a dork I did the movie version (shorter but with that epic score of an intro).
Every singer has a Disney song (I've already sung a couple). Reflection is mine. I think because one of my greatest missions is to inspire and encourage people to figure out who they really are, what they really want. This song to me is about being vulnerable to ask the tough questions, when will I know who I am, when will I be who I want to be, how do I get there, why aren't I there yet. That last one is a big one for me. Why am I not where I pictured I would be by now? How do I get there? Usually these questions are yelled in solitude in my car. My journey of figuring out who I was was very much by trial and error (by learning who I was not). This song reminds of that season, and obviously hindsight is 20/20.
Maybe you can relate to having a few scars and stretchmarks from finding yourself. It's scary to go against the grain, figure out your own path, build your own life. I definitely don't have the answers I want yet, but I'm happy to know I'm on the journey.
p.s. next week, due to my being in Disney, I may end up recording Saturday night when I get home, but it very well may be Sunday morning. I might record on my iPhone in Disney World! You just never know.