Music has taken me on some fun and tiring adventures, and I can certainly attribute certain songs or bands to parts of my life.
I write this post while hearing a song on repeat. That song is by Lil Wayne & Bruno mars titled Mirrors. This song captivates my emotions in a manner that's very thought provoking.
The song deals with the struggle of facing ourselves in those intimate times. We can be our own biggest critic & also our biggest fan.
I am proud of who I have become over the last months, a man with a purpose, and one who is trying to be the best person he can be. However at times I get glimpses of someone I no longer choose to be, the me I left behind. This struggle is not daily, but when it occurs I tend to dwell on past behaviors, past mistakes, and things that could have been different.
I carry the emotional scars of the my past, and stand here today stronger because of them.
This life is not a simple walk through, in these times of self reflection I realize I have to face this person head on and accept his mistakes and weaknesses. Accept them fully and change them for the better in the future.
I look at the man in the mirror now and take him at face value. He is proud, he is happy, he has found his truest self.....The mirror no longer displays a reflection of someone else, its reflects ME.
Here is the song that inspired the post