Vivir mi vida (Live my life)

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Nelson Mandela

I am one of those people that can transcribe their life into music, because to me Every “era” or important moment in my life has a song that will bring me back to that moment in time when I hear it.
Currently the song below has taken to replaying any time I am near a radio or music apparatus! The song is by Marc Anthony, and although transcribing it to english for those that do not read Spanish may take away some of it’s gusto, I am going to try!

Voy a reír, voy a bailar
Vivir mi vida lalalalá
Voy a reír, voy a gozar
Vivir mi vida lalalalá

(I’m going to laugh, I will dance
Live my life lalalala
I’m going to laugh, I will enjoy
Live my life lalalala)

Voy a reír (eeso!), voy a bailar
Vivir mi vida lalalalá
Voy a reír, voy a gozar
Vivir mi vida lalalalá

(I’m going to laugh, I will dance
Live my life lalalala
I’m going to laugh, I will enjoy
Live my life lalalala)

A veces llega la lluvia
Para limpiar las heridas
A veces solo una gota
Puede vencer la sequía

(Sometimes the rain comes
To clean wounds
Sometimes just a drop
Can you beat the drought)

Y para qué llorar, pa’ qué
Si duele una pena, se olvida
Y para qué sufrir, pa’ qué
Si así es la vida, hay que vivirla
Lalalé

(And why cry, which
If it hurts a penalty, forget
And why suffer,
If this is life, you have to live it)

Voy a reír, voy a bailar
Vivir mi vida lalalalá
Voy a reír, voy a gozar
Vivir mi vida lalalalá

Eeeso!

Voy a vivir el momento
Para entender el destino
Voy a escuchar en silencio

(I’m going to live in the moment
To understand the fate
I listen in silence)

Para encontrar el camino
(To find the path)

Y para qué llorar, pa’ qué
Si duele una pena, se olvida
Y para qué sufrír, pa’ qué
Si duele una pena, se olvida
Lalalé

(And why cry,
If it hurts a penalty, forget
And why suffer,
If it hurts a penalty, forget
Lalale)

Voy a reír, voy a bailar
Vivir mi vida lalalalá
Voy a reír, voy a gozar
Vivir mi vida lalalalá

Mi gente!
(My people)

Toooma!

Voy a reír, voy a bailar
Pa’ qué llorar, pa’ que sufrir
Empieza a soñar, a reír
Voy a reír (ohoo!), voy a bailar
Siente y baila y goza
Que la vida es una sola
Voy a reír, voy a bailar
Vive, sigue
Siempre pa’lante
No mires pa’trás
Eeeso!
Mi gente
La vida es una
Toooma!

Voy a reír, voy a bailar
Vivir mi vida lalalalá
Voy a reír, voy a gozar
Vivir mi vida lalalalá

🙂 I say this, translating it to english REALLY does take the gusto from the song! All of you get the meaning though.

The one sure thing in life is death, so why waste the time between life and death with anything less than laughter, Love, and DANCING! 🙂

Have a great day my people!

Xoxo,
Undefeated Diva

Dare:
I dare all if you to listen to the song. Below I included a link… Close your eyes and listen. Even if you don’t understand it!

Close your eyes and listen to the music and the feeling if the people in the crowd! If your eyes are open check out how amazing the backup singers are … Look at how they FEEL the music!

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How bad do you want it!

There is only one success– to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Nelson Mandela

*I have started and restarted this blog at least six times now, but I am determined to put my thoughts to paper (virtual paper). *

Coincidence has never been in my vocabulary, I am a firm believer that all things happen for a reason. I have also come to the belief that things happen in life in order to see if we will fight back. So I ask the question…

HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? 

How bad do you want to live? How bad do you want to be happy? How bad do you want that new job, old job, new car, hell whatever it is that you want… HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? Life throws at us obstacles that at that moment look like Mount Everest, I strongly believe that the obstacles are placed there to see if we want whats on the other end bad enough.

To me, it’s my positive twist to what I see at times to be a fucked up situation. This is my way of putting a positive spin to an at times vigorous process of doctors appointments, hospital stays, and unanswered questions.

Ask yourself… How bad do you want it, and are you willing to fight for it? If the answer is yes, why wait…

 

XOXO,

UD