Hey, Scallywags, it’s Time to Be Awesome!

Hey, Scallywags, it's Time to Be Awesome!

We rented My Little Pony: The Movie recently and, although I appreciate the use of the colon in the title, I can’t say I loved the movie. I can however say that the music in this movie was pretty great. Even though I’ve heard these songs about a million times now, I still like them. And one in particular spoke to me. Yes…a My Little Pony song spoke to me, I’m not ashamed. The song is called, Time to Be Awesome.

Here’s a little background on the song: Somehow the ponies end up on a pirate ship (you know, I was born on a pirate ship*) and the pirates work for someone called the Storm King who told them that if the ponies get onto the ship, they have to be thrown overboard. Full disclosure, this may not actually be the plot, my six year old had to explain it again to me just now. And I use the term plot loosely here.

Anyhoo, the main point of the scene is that the pirates work for the Storm King and are carrying out his orders. The ponies, trying to get out of being thrown overboard, tell the pirates that they should rise up and change their ways. They don’t have to work for that lousy Storm King, they should work for themselves and do what they love!

Time to Be Awesome

These are the lyrics:

I know the world can get you down
Things don’t work out quite the way that you thought
Feeling like all your best days are done
Your fears and doubts are all you’ve got
But there’s a light shining deep inside
Beneath those fears and doubts, so just squash ’em
And let it shine for all the world to see
That it is time, yeah, time to be awesome
You’ve no idea how hard it’s been
This dull routine we’ve been forced to do
Don’t let them rob you of who you are
Be awesome, it’s all up to you
I feel the light stirring deep inside
It’s like a tale still yet to be told
And now it’s time to break the shackles free
And start living like the brave and the bold!
It’s time to be awesome!
Let loose, be true, so awesome!
It’s time to be awesome!
Go big, be you, so awesome!
So take the Storm King’s orders and toss ’em
‘Cause it’s the time to let our colors fly
Hey, scallywags, it’s time to be awesome!

What Does it Mean?!

I’ve been in a rut at work. For like, a year and a half. I’m feeling like my best days are gone, and like things aren’t quite working out the way I thought they would. But I do feel a light inside, and I’m worried that if I don’t make a move, it’s going to get harder and harder to access it.

This blog has definitely helped get things reignited, and bullet journaling has got me drawing again, which is great. Now I have to work on the job front. I have to find a job that let’s me be awesome. I officially started the hunt today, and am hoping to be in a new role by April. We’ll see how it goes. Until then I’ll keep listening to my inspiration, Rainbow Dash. Yeah, I said it.

It’s time to take the Storm King’s (or rather, my current job’s) orders and toss ’em, it’s time to let my colors fly, it’s time to be awesome!

*OK, I wasn’t actually born on a pirate ship. If you’re not familiar with the joke, hold your tongue outside of your tongue with your thumb and index finger, and say the words, “I was born on a pirate ship.” This got me in so much trouble when I was younger!

How do you get inspired and get out of a rut?

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    • Laura Hayden
    • February 27, 2018

    This is fantastic. My daughter loves this movie too, and believe me we’ve heard the soundtrack a million times! At this point I’l take it over Frozen any day, lol! Good luck on your job search, I know you’ll find something that makes you happy 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thanks Laura! and hahaha yeah my daughter was bit by the Frozen bug too. There must be something hypnotizing in the music!

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    Oh my this is so much fun! I LOVE the inspiration you found! Good luck in the search. I hope it still brings you to Atlanta so we can meet up again. Keep me posted!!!
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      Thanks Tricia! The problem is that every time I see this post, I get the song stuck in my head, haha. And I am sure I will be in Atlanta again, my new role involves more travel. I would love to meet up again! I have to show you my pen collection, it’s bordering on obscene, lol.

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