Yes! he gets his own hashtag!
if you are reading this and you know me personally, you knew that this hashtag was inevitable.
I LOVE John Mayer, I mean I really love him. Not so much love him like I would try to make out with him if we met, but more like I would give him a huge hug, sob, and tell him how grateful I am that he shared with the world all of his wonderful lyrics, his wonderful voice, guitar playing, emotionality, vulnerability; and that he is singlehandedly responsible for turning me into a hopeless hopeless romantic at 17.
might maybe possibly would try to make out with him, as well.
one of his lyrics that always gets me is from his 2003 album Heavier Things called ‘Split Screen Sadness’. In it, he laments:
and I can’t wait to figure out what’s wrong with me
so I can say this is the way that I used to be
I love this. Yes, he’s singing about love lost, and it’s a little victim-y, but the core idea of it, to me, is a really cool reminder:
We are so lucky to be able to look back on our past selves and think “Ah, remember when I used to do/think/act/say/be that?! So glad that’s over with!” To me that’s the best feeling, and I am constantly doing these check-ins to remind myself how far I’ve come, and how far I can still go.
If you want to change something you do/think/act/say/are today, then make a concerted effort to take small steps towards change, every day. Eventually you will look back on today and think “Ah. I remember that!”, and be so amazed and proud of where you are. The things you don’t love about yourself now can be distant memories in the not-so-distant future if you make a plan and put in the work, no matter how insurmountable they may seem.
what do you want to change today? and what small thing are you going to start doing tomorrow to make the change possible?
(to bring home my hopeless romantic comment above, please look at this screen grab and watch the video and tell me this wouldn’t ruin many 17 year old girls for life.)