During my first semester of grad school (6 years ago--wow I can't believe it's been that long) I wasn't sure that I had made a good decision to go back to school and give up my job to be a graduate assistant. I had moved to a new place and wasn't convinced that I loved it. I was not feeling my new life. I was sitting in my car one night feeling sorry for myself because I had a huge paper due and I lived in a tiny studio apartment. It was awful and I wanted to pack it in and leave. I happened to hear a song on the radio that surprisingly turned it all around. The lyrics were the exact words I needed to hear at that moment. And though it took a little adjusting, I didn't give up and ended up finishing my degree and was very happy in school and in life. And you might wonder what lyrical genius helped to change my entire attitude about my graduate school career...
Look.. if you had.. one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted.. in one moment
Would you capture it.. or just let it slip? Yo..
That's right. Eminem's Lose Yourself became my fight song. To this day when I am feeling down and unsure about something, I dig out my 8 Mile Soundtrack (yes, i bought it, don't judge) and listen to it loudly. And somehow I'm comforted.