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My Theme Song for 2016

Every once in a while a song comes along that resonates really strongly with me. This particular song came out in the middle of  2015 and was played almost non-stop for a while. Usually I get pretty tired of hearing things over and over on the radio like that. Not this time. There was something about it. I never got tired of hearing it.

There’s this wonderful group facebook group that I belong to. It’s called Being Boss. (And subsequent splinter group BB/Artists and Makers) The group was started by a woman I know from my days in Norman, Ok.  I watched Kathleen grow up. She and a friend, Emily, started a wonderful podcast called Being Boss  for creative entrepreneurs (You should listen, seriously. It’s really good.)

Anyway, there was a discussion towards the end of the year about words as themes. What word do you want to embody, embrace and/or represent. Examples include: Honesty, Bold, Timely; so on and so forth. The discussion was really interesting to follow. And I gave it some serious thought but I never settled on a single word.

Then I heard this song again. And realized what my word is. And it just so happens to be a song…Renegade.

It’s a bit harder to explain why I feel like Renegade is my word. Then when I listen to the song Renegades I am practically yelling along with the lyrics “All hail the underdogs…” and that’s it. There is my explanation. I feel like the underdog, the new kid, and occasionally the outlaw. The person that doesn’t quite fit in with…everything.

So I have theme song for 2016 (and possibly beyond) and I love it.

Renegades by X Ambassadors

Run away with me
Lost souls and reverie
Running wild and running free
Two kids, you and me
And I say
Hey, hey hey hey
Living like we’re renegades
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Living like we’re renegades
Renegades, renegades
Long live the pioneers
Rebels and mutineers
Go forth and have no fear
Come close the end is near
And I say hey, hey hey hey
Living like we’re renegades
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Living like we’re renegades
Renegades, renegades
All hail the underdogs
All hail the new kids
All hail the outlaws
Spielberg’s and Kubrick’s
It’s our time to make a move
It’s our time to make amends
It’s our time to break the rules
Let’s begin
And I say hey, hey hey hey
Living like we’re renegades
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Leaving like we’re renegades
Renegades, renegades

(The video for the song)

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A Fibre Arts Enthusiast, a writer of fiction, a would-be foodie, and a collector of champagne glasses...Owner of Loose Endings Studio.

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