A while back there was a song on the radio by Natasha Bedingfield called “Unwritten”. I remember the first time I heard it. I was driving in my car not really paying attention to what was on the radio because my mind was busy turning over the latest problem in my life and searching for a solution I was pretty sure didn’t exist. I was at a point in my life when I was wondering who I am and what my purpose in life was now that all those I had spent a lifetime caring for were moving on. It just seemed to me that there had to be something else and I didn’t know why I couldn’t find it.
As I traveled along the road something in this song caught my attention and I tuned in to really listen. The words were profound. It felt as if the fates had sent it to me and were trying to tell me something I had long forgotten!
Now read the words!
I am unwritten, can’t read my mind, I’m undefined
I’m just beginning, the pen’s in my hand, ending unplanned
Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
Oh, oh, oh
I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We’ve been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way
It’s funny how something as simple as a song can bring such clarity to your mind and peace to your soul. This song and its words reminded me that even when I am questioning my own life and where I am going as long as I remember that this is where I begin, then it is always possible to change the future. We get so bogged down in believing sometimes that we are not in control of who or what we are and that we must just “get through” life the best way we can. That is a LIE! If we don’t reach, we will never grow, if we don’t question, we will never learn, if we don’t try, we will never succeed.
I am Unwritten!