So how does a 32-year-old working mom of two, struggling with confidence issues daily...from lingering baby weight, to assertiveness on the job and stress over spitup.....
How does she find her light in the deep throes of winter amidst child raising anxieties and incessant baby screams?
Easy. She finds a muse in the form of a good ol' country boy who's main directive in life is demanding others "shake it" for him, and in return, shakes it right back for the world.
If you're not familiar with country star Luke Bryan, he sings songs that do nothing less than take you back to a time in life when beer, tailgates, parties, and good times (and good loving) was all that mattered. His lyrics paint a picture and the beats get you moving and grooving. Then there's also the twerking, but that apparently is unintentional.
While some may turn to deepen their religion, or self-medicate through wine and whining, I'm blasting party tunes day and night, bringing myself back from the dark side of near-three years of pregnancies, baby blues, sleep deprivation and the affects of the recession.
So what gives? Why is my mood-boosting coming from 37-year-old dad who sings songs about getting down and dirty (and some more serious tunes about love, loss and harder times).
The truth is...I have no explanation. I need no explanation. Ever since I got to see his concert live in Columbus, Ohio, a few weeks back as part of an overnight work trip, I've had a little pep in my step (or boom in my big truck as LB says).
And I'm writing again, alot. My creativity is running wild and I'm pumped to keep moving.
I'm endlessly grateful for the all the boys in my life, including my husband, sons and dogs, and I realized there's been too much seriousness. I just needed a little spark of fun to get myself back in gear and shift my attitude.
When you've lost that zest for life that keeps you moving forward, it doesn't matter where you find your inspiration, just that when you do find it, you shake it to the moon. For more gratuitous LB, check out YouTube.
What random things in life have brought the spark back to your energy?
More LB fun from the Ellen Show:
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