Monday, January 28, 2013


I've always loved this song for its phenomenal feel-good, tough girl, motivational lyrics and beat.  It's just the kind of song that should be offended by being left out, so here it is!

This song makes me think of my fight with my body.  It's a really difficult thing to realise that your body is not infallible; that it can let you down with such emphatic defiance.  I know lots of people who have coped with that in different ways, each has gone through (and is going through) his/her "fight" to get back to that thing we call normal (does it exist, anyway?!)

The reason I called my blog "out of the lyme light" was, obviously so the world "lyme" was in it, but because I really did feel, when I started writing and reflecting, that I was emerging as a different person from the person who began the journey.  I feel the same about dealing with all my shoulder issues and I think this song captures that idea - that when something bad happens, we can choose how we deal with it; and we can choose to let it break us; or we can choose to fight, emerging from the battle... or maybe the war... a different person - someone who has proven to themselves what they are capable of; learning new things about themselves; and using their newly found skills to help other people too.  Not despite it all, but because of it all.

 Christina Aguilera

After all that you put me through,
You think I'd despise you,
But in the end I wanna thank you,
'Cause you've made me that much stronger

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But uh uh, oh no, you're wrong
'Cause if it wasn't for all that you tried to do, I wouldn't know
Just how capable I am to pull through
So I wanna say thank you
'Cause it


Makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

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I am a fighter and I
I ain't gonna stop
There is no turning back
I've had enough


You thought I would forget
But I remembered
'Cause I remembered
I remembered
You thought I would forget
I remembered
'Cause I remembered
I remembered


(As usual, I don't own any music/ videos etc. All linked to Youtube and artists accredited)

“Dwell in possibility.”
      ~ Emily Dickinson

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