Somebody Else

This morning, I was driving to the gym before work like I have been each morning the past couple of weeks. The radio was on my favorite alternative rock station, 93.3. It’s usually a calm, peaceful, short drive. A song came on, and it sounded like a song from the 80’s, kind of Depeche Mode-esque. It hit a cord in me,  even though I hadn’t really listened to the lyrics yet. I “shazamed” it and listened to it on Spotify as I was working out. “Somebody Else” by The 1975.

And. It. Hit Me.

Emotions I have been trying to avoid for the last 4-5 months. Sometimes I allow them to come up to the surface. But then I tell myself that I “shouldn’t” be sad about it, and he doesn’t deserve my tears, and blah blah blah. I tell myself I’m over it. I tell myself I’m over the last one, just like I’m over the one before, and the one before that. But this song brought up the emotions of all of them. The same sense of abandonment, of hurt, of being replaced by somebody else. And as I write this, I don’t know what else to say. I’m at work, and I will not allow the emotions to get as far as letting tears out. Maybe I’m not over it. Maybe there will always be a missing piece of my heart, maybe three pieces. Three tears I’ll save for you.

So I heard you found somebody else
And at first I thought it was a lie
I took all my things that make sounds
The rest I can do without
I don’t want your body
But I hate to think about you with somebody else
Our love has gone cold
You’re intertwining your soul with somebody else
I’m looking through you while you’re looking through your phone
And then leaving with somebody else
No, I don’t want your body
But I’m picturing your body with somebody else
Come on baby
This ain’t the last time that I’ll see your face
Come on baby
You said you’d find someone to take my place
I just don’t believe that you have got it in you ’cause
We are just gonna keep ‘doin’ it’ and everytime
I start to believe in anything you’re saying
I’m reminded that I should be getting over it
I don’t want your body
But I hate to think about you with somebody else
Our love has gone cold
You’re intertwining your soul with somebody else
I’m looking through you while you’re looking through your phone
And then leaving with somebody else
No, I don’t want your body
But I’m picturing your body with somebody else
I don’t want your body, I don’t want your body
I don’t want your body, I don’t want your body
I don’t want your body, I don’t want your body
Get someone you love?
Get someone you need?
Fuck that, get money
I can’t give you my soul ’cause we’re never alone
Get someone you love?
Get someone you need?
Fuck that, get money
I can’t give you my soul ’cause we’re never alone
Get someone you love?
Get someone you need?
Fuck that, get money
I can’t give you my soul ’cause we’re never alone
Get someone you love?
Get someone you need?
Fuck that, get money
I can’t give you my soul ’cause we’re never alone
I don’t want your body
But I hate to think about you with somebody else
Our love has gone cold
You’re intertwining your soul with somebody else
I’m looking through you while you’re looking through your phone
And then leaving with somebody else
No, I don’t want your body
But I’m picturing your body with somebody else

Journaling…

I have kept a journal since I was about 7 years old. Since then, I have recorded memories, quotes, lyrics, and much more throughout my life that I’m happy I’ll be able to go back through and read.

Here are some benefits of keeping a journal:

  • It trains you to be observant
  • It prevents you from losing an idea
  • It helps you memorize and idea
  • It trains you to express your thoughts
  • It helps you expand your ideas
  • It helps you review all the lessons you’ve learned
  • It allows you to see progress over time

If you don’t know where to start with the whole “journaling” thing, here are some ideas for you.

  • Use quotes
  • Use poems
  • Use definitions from a dictionary or create your own
  • Use magazine clips
  • Use receipts or labels
  • Create a journal jar with various themes. Pick one each day and journal about that subject. Include photos if possible.
  • Use the ABC’s- think of descriptive words for each letter
  • Use commercials or TV catch phrases
  • Stickers! Mixed media!
  • Use bullet points rather than full sentences
  • Use lyrics to songs
  • Use the words to a favorite children’s book
  • Conduct an interview
  • Fill in the blank…
  • Use templates like Journal Genie from Chatterbox to create creative shaped journal spots like circles or waves
  • Place a bunch of descriptive word strips on the page
  • Write from the point of view of a pet or child
  • Journal “a day in the life” complete with photos
  • Record a funny conversation
  • Journal your defining moments!
  • Journal you routine or daily schedule
  • Journal your weekly menu and grocery list
  • Journal your style by cutting out pictures from magazines that represent your likes and dislikes

Happy Journaling!