Friday, August 7, 2009


One of my absolute favorite bands is Dave Matthews Band. I've seen them live over 10 times and love listening to their music as I run. This morning on my run the song Pig came on. I love this song and think its message is a challenging one. The line that always sticks out to me is:

Wash out this tired notion
That the best is yet to come

While sometimes its nice to dream about all that the future holds, it really is a way of thinking that can be hurtful. I remember when Chris and I were dating I longed for the day we would get engaged. Once we were engaged I couldn't wait until our wedding day. Now that we are married, I dream about babies, houses and traveling. Just this morning as I ran, right before the song came on, I had been feeling slightly jealous of one of my facebook friends that announced her pregnancy. I frequently get carried away by thoughts of the future and while, for the most part, it is all fun and good, I do think I can forget to live in the moment.

This time of being married, financially stable, and without children is a unique and special time. One that I can cherish and appreciate instead of wishing away in my excitement to be a mother. I don't mean this to be a downer of a post and hope it doesn't feel that way. I was grateful for that song to come along on my iPod this morning as I was feeling sorry for my un-pregnant self when really there is so much to appreciate about my life as an un-pregnant person.

ps- if you don't know this song, you can go here to hear a clip.


Raine said...

I love DMB. I think there are alot of good messages in their songs.... Im gonna check out pig now :D

cgw @ accidentally, kle said...

i hear ya. i've felt like the last couple of years of my life have almost passed me by because I've been constantly waiting for things that were going to happen. always looking to the future, never living today. it's a tough one to snap out of - good to know im not the only one who struggles with it! ♥

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