Defying Gravity

by Heather on August 5, 2010


I’m a bit obsessed with GLEE these days.  And as much as I’m obsessed with GLEE, I’m even more so obsessed with that song!  It’s so inspirational.  But we’ll revisit in a bit :)

Yesterday’s breakfast was my classic Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Monster:

Heaven in a jar!  We were also surprised at work by our boss bringing in Great Harvest cinnamon rolls, so I took half of one:

Lunch was leftover General Tso’s chicken from Tuesday night, but since there was only a little bit I also had a 1/2 cup of yogurt with a ripe, buttery peach:

Y’all, peaches like that are what summer’s all about! I’m actually really really picky with my fruit, so it’s rare that I find a peach that’s good enough (food snob!) for me to fully enjoy, so I was beyond excited that this one was so good.  After a great run in the run we came home to get dinner ready for some new friends who were coming over to hang out.  I did a quick marinade for some grilled chicken breasts (apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, olive oil, salt, pepper, basil, thyme, sage), grilled asparagus (I told Nate to just grill it plain, but looking back I would have used olive oil at the least), and my quick take on Jessica’s Cheesy Sweet Potato Crisps:

I didn’t have time to go to the store, so I used what we had on hand for these.  I used russet potatoes instead of sweet potatoes and sharp cheddar in lieu of Romano cheese.  They were really great!  I would highly recommend that you wring the water out of the potatoes BIG TIME, and having an ice cream scoop is a must.  They were delicious though :)

So, like I said, I am in LOVE with “Defying Gravity”…it’s one of the most inspirational songs I’ve heard in a long time (and yes, I know I’m really late for figuring that out :)).  With all of the stuff going on in my life and the uncertainty of the future, I am reminded in this song that conforming is failing to live MY life to the fullest:

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by the rules
Of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes, and leap!

It’s time to try
Defying gravity
I think I’ll try
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I am defying gravity
And you wont bring me down!

I’m through accepting limits
’cause someone says they’re so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I’ll never know!
Too long I’ve been afraid of
Losing love I guess I’ve lost
Well, if that’s love
It comes at much too high a cost!

I’d sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I’m defying gravity
I think I’ll try
Defying gravity
And you won’t bring me down!

Amazing, right?  I like the song so much I made it my ringtone :)

And so, today, I would challenge every single one of you to do as the over-used (but rightly so) quote from Eleanor Roosevelt:  Do something each day that scares you. Our lives are too short to not defy gravity!

What’s your pick for most motivational song? I’m thinking of making a CD… 😉

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