“You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you just might find you get what you need.” – Rolling Stones
Growing up, I have had a strong sense of what I want out of my life. I wanted to be a lawyer (because I always thought they were the richest), get married to my high school sweetheart, continue getting high honors through college, and get a successful job right after graduation to start my happy ever after fairy tale.
All the way through high school I was the perfect child. I had a job, paid for my own luxuries, received high honors, and did a lot of volunteer work. In my mind, I didn’t have time for fun because I was too busy planning my success (because that is what I was taught at a young age).
Within the past year, my sophomore year in college, I realized I was just plain insane. I was taking for granted the moments where it was supposed to be the time of my life in-order to make sure I would be well off in the future.
I realized everything I once wanted was not what I wanted anymore. My boyfriend, of three years, and I broke up, i realized I want to construct my own dance studio, and I was done trying to be the perfect me.
This is when Rolling Stone’s lyrics really kicked in. I can’t always get what I want, but when I try to make myself happy that is when I will truly find out what I need in life.
I know this is cliche, but music really in a great use for therapy. Just listening to the stories being told really hold a meaning.