For the last few weekends I had the pleasure of watching a group
of talented high schoolers put on a production of singing, dancing and jazz music. During this production was a song that has been an inspiring song in my professional and personal journey over the last few years.
It’s a song called ‘Something More’ from a country band called Sugarland. I have always loved the song but after being laid off from my corporate job the words hit home. You see, I was trying to figure out what to do with my career. There was a moment after being out of work for a few weeks when I realized that for the first time since setting off on my corporate journey, that my soul was calm. I was able to think clearly and it became clear to me that in order to live my life fully and be present with my husband, children, friends and family, I needed to do something different. Something more.
Then I heard the song again as it popped up when I was listening to a playlist. It spoke to me in a different way than before. It was as if the universe was reminding me that there was more to my life than climbing the corporate ladder. Playing the games that didn’t feel authentic to me. I began planning a career that allowed me to feel fulfilled professionally but allowed me to be present and happy in my life. I knew there’s only one shot at this life and I wanted to be present in mine.
Starting a business has been a long journey. One filled with bumps, challenges, learnings and blessings. I am thankful for a husband who has supported and believed in me. In fact, he has been my biggest cheerleader, especially when I have wanted to throw in the towel. It hasn’t been easy for us financially but he is there to remind me that I am doing great work. He knows that the work I do is not only inspirational to my clients but important to me. Because of him, I feel fulfilled-as a coach but more importantly as a wife and mother.
So, when I heard the song being sung during this high school production by a talented young lady, I teared up. Not just because she sang it beautifully but because I had been toying with the idea of throwing in the towel recently (remember when I said it was journey….its always up and down and this wasn’t and wont be the last time I think about this!) and hearing that song was sign to me. A sign to keep going and remember exactly why I am doing this. Because there is something more. Something more for me to do in this life.
Here are the lyrics that specifically spoke to me:
“I could work my life away but why, I got things to do before I die.There’s gotta be something more. Gotta be more than this. I need a little less hard time, I need a little more bliss. I want to take my chances. Taking the chance I might find what I am looking for…there’s gotta be something more.”
Watch and listen to Sugarland’s Something More here.
We all have one life to live. I hope yours is being lived to the fullest with those that are most important to you.
To your growth, development and amazing potential,