Shake Awake

Have you seen The Greatest Showman yet?

I loved it.

I’m a sucker for a musical, and the music in this movie is fabulous. (Also super proud of my friend Loren who is the singing voice of Jenny Lind!!) Each track is special and the lyrics are powerful. Then you’ve got these gorgeous sweeping shots, clever editing, and breathtaking cinematography that ties it all up with a bow. It impacted me so much that I had tears streaming down my face through most of the movie.

It made me feel. On a deep level.

…And I really needed it.

One of the biggest feelings it gave me?

I want to do that.

Oh, there you are. That feeling, that desire to be doing that. To be in a movie like that, to be performing like that. It’s the first time I’ve felt it in about a year. When that used to be my constant state of being, my most heart felt desire. The return of this feeling was like a wave of relief, a breath of desperately needed air. It felt like coming home to myself.

Shake awake.

If a movie can do that? If it can make you feel? If it can bring you joy? That’s a good movie in my book. And that’s the kind of film I want to be a part of. That’s a good thing to remember too.

The music is constantly on repeat in my car, my house, my ear buds… mostly because I just want to keep that feeling with me. It still makes me cry. It makes me want to dance (And sometimes I do). It has made me want to dream.

After all, “a million dreams is all it’s gonna take… a million dreams for the world we’re gonna make.”

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