We'll Be Counting Stars

Life

September 24, 2014

We’ll Be Counting Stars

Today’s Morning Jam is all about changing your view on life.

Funnily enough, I can remember the exact circumstance of when I first heard this song. A good friend of mine in college recommended it to me when I was looking for an album title (I know, typical girl on social media.. bear with me). She simply said I think you’d really resonate with the meaning of it, and boy was she right.

Counting Stars is all about changing your perspective. Instead of counting money or your financial success, it’s about making your life mean a little more. Count those special moments instead. Live a life of purpose – and start now.

Well, little did I know that this thought would be life-changing for me in this lovely time we call the quarter-life crisis. Not that I ever felt strongly motivated by money before, but this past year of my life has truly made me reevaluate what counts the most in my life.

One Republic says,

“Old, but I’m not that old; Young, but I’m not that bold; And I don’t think the world is sold, I’m just doing what we’re told”

I’ve said it before, but I’m a big believer in making yourself stop listening to what other people tell you you should do. Not in the don’t-chew-gum-in-class kind of way, but the big life decisions kind of way. YOU should dictate your own life and happiness. Don’t let societal norms or pressures change your goals or priorities.

You can always come up with reasons why you shouldn’t pursue your dreams: you’re too old, you’re too young, you don’t have enough experience, blah blah blah. Well, we’re here to tell you it’s not too late. It’s never too late.

Counting Stars

Think about what’s important in your life. How do you define success? Because at the end of the day, all of your little actions and decisions should be guided by this. It’s going to mean something different to everyone – and why shouldn’t it? We all have our own individual hopes, wishes, dreams, and needs. It’s just about taking control of your own life to get yourself to where you want to be.

Find what your “stars” are – those little moments of magic that make your life worth meaning. That make you happy. And never stop counting them.