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The Waiting

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Everyone has to do it at some point or other…they have to wait. However, waiting is not fun to any degree of the word. Why? Because we are left agitated and anxious about whatever it is that we’re waiting on. Whether that something be sitting in line at Wal-Mart or hoping to hear back from a college/university about your admissions status, waiting is very difficult. Right now, I am waiting myself to hear back from a university as to whether I will be a Graduate Teaching Assistant or not. This fact is making me very anxious because it’s part of determining where and what I will be doing with the next few years of my life, and I’m hoping that it will be decided soon.

This morning while I was sitting here thinking about this fact, my iTunes was on shuffle and a great song came on that speaks directly to this fact. “The Waiting” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is a song that addresses this in terms of relationships. However, the chorus and the bridge apply to pretty much all of life.

“The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part”

“Oh don’t let it kill you baby, don’t let it get to you
Don’t let it kill you baby, don’t let it get to you
I’ll be your bleedin’ heart, I’ll be your cryin’ fool
Don’t let this go too far
Don’t let it get to you”

The song tells us that we shouldn’t worry about where we’re at because we will eventually get to where we’re going whether it be seeing one more card a day of the future or something more drastic. This song has placed a positive spin on my day. I know that I will continue to worry about “The Waiting” because that’s the kind of person I am; however, I think I can be a little more relaxed about it.

“The Waiting”

Fun 80’s-rific Video. Enjoy.

Written by uncannynerdyguy

April 23, 2010 at 11:06 am

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