Friday, August 24, 2012
Moment For Life
Last night, a moment arose where I paused and thought to myself, I don't want to ever forget this moment. Though I can guarantee it is a 100% completely different moment then Nicki Minaj, courtesy of the cute cute cute Sophia Grace & Rosie, sings about in her song, I just couldn't help hearing the chorus play out in my head. It wasn't a 15 minutes of fame kind of moment, where people chant my name and ask me for my autograph. Yeah, right...that only happens when I sleep at night or vere off distracted during a boring lull in my day. No, this moment took place in the little living room of our apartment. Due to the nature of Dustin's job, he needs some new gear, so the two of us scrambled through out our house looking for all the loose change and random stashed away dollar bills that we could find. There we sat counting pennies, nickels and dimes trying to see how much we could pull together to get Dustin his new top-keyboard before the sale at Sweet Water closed. We ended up pulling together $75 towards the purchase. Pennies add up, my friends!
I just don't want to forget this moment in life. I don't ever want to forget what it is like to really value and work hard for even the small purchases. Someday, if we are able to bring in a really good income and don't have to so carefully budget each month, I don't want to loose sight of what really matters. I don't want to become frivolous in spending or feel like what we have is never enough. The day may come where getting pulled into a Christmas album recording session to sing gang vocals does not seem all that exhilarating, but I don't want to forget that at one time (yesterday), it was awesome and I felt incredibly privileged even though no one would ever know that it was my voice 50 layers back into the song.
So, maybe this post is more for 40 year old me. And to her, I want to say: don't get prideful, don't be wasteful and don't forget to have joy in the "little" unexpected surprises that life brings your way. Be content and grateful for what you have, ALWAYS! Love others before yourself and don't get annoyed that we are always buying gear for Dustin's job...it's just part of it honey, get used to it! Okay, now go have fun! ♥, 27-year old mK