Drops of Jupiter by Train has always been one of my favorite songs. I saw this picture (below) on Pinterest this evening, and I just had to listen to it! The lyrics to the song have brought new meaning into my life: there are going to be changes, and sometimes we may put on a brave face, but deep down, we’re struggling.
This has become more apparent to me, especially after having a recent conversation with someone very close to me. The roles we have chosen for ourselves can come with HUGE expectations and sometimes it’s hard to live up to those expectations. Some of us are taught that we have to “suffer in silence” and put on a brave face for those that we care about. And that is very unfortunate, because that is one of the hardest tasks to EVER ask of someone.
I have already discussed change, but what I didn’t mention is just how hard change can be. As a full-time college student, we are expected to adapt to each professor in each class, and with that comes having different testing methods, different study habits, different types of projects, etc. And I don’t know if many people realize just how difficult that is, that we have to morph into different expectations for 4 or 5 or even 6 classes in one semester. And on top of school, trying to work and be financially responsible and follow society’s expectations of what “young adults” should or shouldn’t do. Being a young adult is extremely stressful, and we do the best that we can. And I’m proud of our generation and how hard we work to fulfill what is expected of us.
Lately, I feel as though I’m on a roller coaster, one day I’m okay, one day I’m not. I know that this is what’s expected after recent events, it’s just so crazy how many things have changed in a year, and in even just one month! At times, it seems as though my world has been turned upside down. I know it’s just an adjustment and that it’s time to focus on myself. I need some me time. I am so thankful and grateful for my family and friends who have been there for me, especially now. We all have our struggles in life, but it’s the people who are there to catch us when we fall that lead us down the right path.
Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there’s time a to change, hey, hey
Since the return from her stay on the moon
She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey
There is a time for change. And she’ll act like summer and walk like rain. And that’s okay.