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The Internet’s Own Boy (Original Soundtrack) composed by John Dragonetti (of The Submarines) is definitely some super awesome #earcandy

The Crossroads of Should and Must 

As I read this article I kept thinking about myself—as one does when reading introspective articles such as this—and how I always choose should. Looking back, yes, I always choose should. But then half way through I realized I have chosen “must” a few times in my life: New York City for an internship, University of Reading, and love. 

New York City, at the time, was a must. I remember agonizing over it. This was my dream, it had been my dream, for so long it had been my dream. I MUST GO TO NEW YORK! But then I went and it ended up being a “should”. As a designer I “should” be in New York. That is where all of the magazines I loved were being published. I belonged there. Turned out to not be for me. Or at least the version of New York I experienced was not for me. So I guess my lesson for this one was beware what you think you must do because it could be “should” in disguise.

University of Reading was a must. I wasn’t happy in my life. I wanted more typography in it. At the time I didn’t think I was wanting a challenge and growth, but looking back at probably one of THE hardest and yet MOST satisfying years of my life I can say with certainty that what I wanted, what I NEEDED, what I MUST do, was be challenged. Painful, scary, homesick, growth, challenge, typography all in a ball of MUST. It was wonderful. No regrets. It was a “must” and I did it. 

Love for me was/is a complicated thing. Because of my beliefs—which I still hold in my life as a reason I am able to stay centered—love for me was supposed to be about marrying someone of the same faith and sharing that life with him. But then I met someone that was so RIGHT for me. We dated long distance, like LONG distance, over the ocean distance, and our relationship struggled. I broke up with him thinking it was the right thing to do, it was what I “should” do. But almost immediately I regretted it. THE MOST MISERABLE SUMMER EVER. But then through a series of events that I won’t bore you with but have “must” written all over them we ended up back together. He and I don’t share a religion, but we share beliefs and we share values. He is my rock here on earth and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Through good and bad, he is a “must” that I cannot imagine not having in my life.

I suppose I happy to say I have a few “musts” in my life. But you need to read this article. The linked to article. Because it will make you smile. It made me smile.

‘Hazy Shade of Winter’ by The Bangles
One of my favorite colors is gray, but I’m ready for a bit more blue.

‘Jessie’s Girl’ by Rick Springfield
You know, when this first came out I didn’t realize what it was to want to be Jessie’s Girl. I was only 11! #preteencrush

‘Everybody Wants To Rule the World’ by Lorde
I am seriously addicted to @LordeMusic and her lovely voice.

‘I Am Santa Claus’ by Bob Rivers
Iron Man + Santa Claus totally metal \m/ #hohoho

‘Santa Baby (Remix)’ by featuring Run DMC, Mase, Puff Daddy, Salt & Pepa, Onyx and Keith Murray.
Cookies and Milk. Satin and Silk. I’m chillin in the living room, wrapped in a quilt.

A grateful person is rich in contentment. An ungrateful person suffers in the poverty of endless discontentment.

David A. Bednar, “The Windows of Heaven”

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