My Playlist

My Playlist

Brynn Ashleigh, Staff Writer

The first time I listened to It’s My Life by Bon Jovi, I loved it right away. It was this year that I thought I should listen to more of Bon Jovi’s music since I loved Living on a Prayer so much. It’s My Life really is an excellent song from start to finish. It wasn’t until later this year that I really started to live by the lyrics in the song. This amazingly good song gave me a positive perspective on my life and how I should live it.

The chorus goes – “It’s my life; It’s now or never; But I ain’t gonna live foreverI just want to live while I’m alive; (It’s my life); My heart is like an open highwayLike Frankie said, ‘I did it my way’; I just want to live while I’m alive; It’s my life”

I have realized that my life is really my own. It is important to me to make independent decisions and have my own views. I am now coming up with my own opinions and perspective on life, and on my life. My life isn’t my parents, my teachers, my friends, or the schools. I need to figure out what is best for me on my own because it’s my life.

We need to live in the moment. This year I have learned how important that is. Life goes by, along with opportunities and enjoyable moments. You have to have fun now or you might miss it. What’s the point of working so hard for the future, stressing yourself out, if nothing is guaranteed? I need to enjoy the journey, because the destination is never going to be what’s expected. That is if there will even be one.

The line My heart is like an open highway stands out to me. I’m the type of person who feels everything through my heart, all of the way. Highways are very fast moving and exciting. Being on a highway makes me think to never stop living it up. A highway is like an experience that is very in the moment and the life of the journey. Feeling this feeling in my heart is thrilling.

Doing it my way, over anyone else’s way (except for God’s), is what’s best for me. When I trust my gut – that feeling inside of me – for myself, it is almost always right. I have to listen to myself knowing that my life is personally mine.

Although school and grades are very important, my happiness comes before that. No more stressing until I break. I want to not only live, but also feel alive. When realizing how happy It’s My life made me feel, I knew I had to apply it to my life. I wanted to feel this song in my everyday life.