Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rollin' with the punches!

I'm linking up again with
for "What's your song?" 
Hop on over, check out some other great songs, and add your own!

I'll do my best to keep my rambling words short and sweet.  (I'm FINALLY able to visit my mom.  I'm at my parents now and K and I are getting ready to run to the rehab center for a lunch visit.  Yay!)

I've often feel like I don't quite fit in.  When I say often, I mean most of my life...especially once I entered military wife life.  I never felt like I really fit in, mostly because of the whole grad school thing.  And I never really feel like I totally fit in with the grad school crowd, mostly because of the whole military life thing--and the fact that I am a wife and mother.  And herein lies the significance of this song...

Jimmy Buffett is my FAVORITE singer/songwriter...and in the top ranks of my favorite authors, as well.  I am such a fan that we took K (at 4 years old) to a concert last year.  We got some mean-mugs and other people thought it was cool, but regardless that was an experience I wanted to make sure she experienced.  Hopefully it will be a good story when she's older.  :)  Anyway, I digress...

This is one of my favorite Buffett songs, both because I like the sound and the words have personal meaning for me.  Sometimes, when you don't fit in, you just have to roll with the punches, play all of your hunches, and make the best of whatever comes your way...plow straight ahead, come what may!  Lately, I've felt at least a little less out of place in school.  And I attribute that to just pushing on through--and a bunch of cliches come to mind, too:  if you can't beat them, join them; fake it til you make it!

(sorry for the massive size of this the YouTube video...I am experiencing some minor technical difficulties and did not have this one.)

Enjoy!  And have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Amen sister.
    I feel the same way (I went to top-tier college and NONE of my friends understood my relationship, but I never fit in with military wives because of the reverse...)

    IT'S A CATCH 22!!!!!

    But you're right :) Rolling with the punches is the way to go!