This song is one that I have come across quite a bit on TikTok, and the powerful chorus is something that resonated with me recently. For the most part, I am a positive person, but every so often I find myself wallowing in self-pity. That is when the universe sends me a reminder to snap out of it, which was precisely what happened when I heard this play a few weeks back.
There is a lot I want to accomplish in my life, a life that gets shorter by the day (as it does for us all). But when I look back on my accomplishments or the accomplishments of those I surround myself with, I can’t help but be inspired to work a tiny bit harder to get some of those goals behind me. However, what I am finding is that it isn’t the working harder that gets me closer to my goals, it is the working smarter.
Boundaries are something I have struggled with my entire life, and in the last few years, I realized that I wasn’t the Captain of my own ship. There were forces battering me from all directions, and pushing me toward a life that made sense for “what I do” but not for “what I want to do.” Things needed to change, but when I started to implement those changes I got pushback. Go figure. While I expected there to be some of that, I didn’t expect it to come in endless waves. Ultimately, I got pushed off my ship and swam until the point of exhaustion, but since drowning was not an option, I did what any exhausted swimmer might do when far from the shore. I allowed myself to float. And then… the aha moment.
Taking the emotion out of the situation and allowing myself to observe it from an outside perspective helped. What also helped was remembering what my focus word was for 2022. Anyone that didn’t read my Writer Goals for the year will need to know that my focus word was alignment, and there wasn’t a whole lot of that going on. As a matter of fact, I was pretty much all over the place, doing things that didn’t really feed into my ultimate goals as a creative. What I needed to get back to was steering the ship, and it took me hearing this song to regain control.
I’m unstoppableUnstoppable by Sia
I’m a Porsche with no brakes
Yeah, I win every single game
I’m so powerful
I don’t need batteries to play
I’m so confident
Yeah, I’m unstoppable today
I’m unstoppable today
The great thing about being a creative is what I want, or create, or what inspires me doesn’t need to make sense to anyone but me. I don’t have to ask permission to write, design flowers, or work on bad poetry. Do I need to be a responsible adult and do a 9-5 shift? For now, yes. But what I don’t need is to rely on that job to define me, or place demands on the hours that are my own. When the work starts coming home, when it manifests in toxic ways to my health or relationships, that is when change needs to happen. And that change is happening much quicker now.
I started saying no more to things that don’t feed my soul, and yes to things that do. It is amazing how much more energy I have now. This is especially true now since we made it through the most recent Mercury retrograde, I firmly believe this. I also had made the terrible mistake of putting my creative efforts last, thinking I would get to them after I got all of the other tasks “done.” They of course never were, and something was always added along the way, so I made the writing journey a priority. Is stuff falling off the table? Of course it is. But it is all stuff I didn’t put there to begin with, so here we are.
I have a hard time understanding why I need to keep reminding myself of this, when I have managed time and time again to reach my goals. It’s time to trust myself, and in the process, and realize that there is nothing stopping me from pursuing anything I set my mind to… except perhaps myself. What this song has managed to do, is remind me that no matter what life throws at me, I can achieve anything I set my mind to. At least for today, I’m Unstoppable.
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