Life’s What You Make It, So Let’s Not Make It Lame

Yes. The title of this blog post is partially influenced by Hannah Montana lyrics. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s move on, shall we?

Okay, so last night I went to a Gwen Stefani concert and she totally killed it. Throughout all of the jumping, dancing, and running around stage, her vocals remained perfectly stellar.

And the fact that her costumes were decked out in plaid, sparkles, and glitter galore, just made the experience so much better.

She was amazing and it was incredibly fun.

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Now, long ago I decided to try this thing where I just don’t give a hoot what anyone thinks of me. I’ve learned to just embrace my very off key singing and take pride in my repertoire of awkward dance moves. So concerts are definitely my happy place, because everyone else is either singing off beat right along with you or they’re simply focusing and enjoying the music too. The whole crowd is screaming and singing and jumping around and we all just look so silly together and it’s wonderful.

But…there are always those people that are just too cool for school man. They sit in their seats and stare down the crowd and you can practically feel the judgmental lasers shooting from their eyes. Because apparently, screaming at the top of your lungs and knowing all of the lyrics to “Hollaback Girl” isn’t exactly what the kids nowadays consider to be cool.

But you know what it is?

It’s fun.

Twirling around to “Cool” and spinning around to “Sweet Escape” and even breaking out the slow motion chicken dance & sprinkler during “Misery” is one heck of a good time.

But sitting in your chair and being on your phone and snickering at other people having fun just seems like it would be very boring.

And this is how all of life is. Two people can go into the same exact situation and, depending on their attitudes, can have a completely different experience. It’s all about what you make of it.

So next time you’re self conscious about whether or not you’ll be judged for doing the sprinkler to a Gwen Stefani song, just do it. Enjoy yourself and have a freaking awesome time.

Life is only lame if you make it lame.

(Life tip: don’t make it lame.)

~Madelynne Catherine

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