The Grammys aired last night. I usually watch the performances, but last night, I made sure to definitely tune in because news came out that the cast of Hamilton were going to perform the opening scene “Alexander Hamilton.”
To say that I was excited to hear the news would be an understatement.
I’ve tried to keep my love of Hamilton contained to just the immediate family, but there’s just so much to love about the musical. It’s revolutionary. I mean, “how lucky we are to be alive right now.” I had heard of news of the musical earlier in 2015 and the buzz kept building up until I finally saw this:
After that humorous number, I had to check it out and looked up the cast recording on Spotify and it’s been a whirlwind obsession since then. This article from Buzzfeed is a pretty accurate list of my descent into obsession.
Missed the Grammys last night? Check out the LIVE opening number from this wonderful musical here:
How powerful is Hamilton? Powerful enough to change my entire perspective. You see, Hamilton is not just about a Founding Father and America’s birth. It’s so much more than that. It’s also a piece about a man who came from nothing who worked as hard as he could to get somewhere. And maybe it was that tenacity and super catchy song “My Shot” that made me realize I wasn’t going to get anywhere if I kept complying to doing things I knew left me unfulfilled. So I took Hamilton’s advice and told myself that I was not going to throw away my shot. I wanted to prove to myself that I can live the creative lifestyle I wish to. But I won’t get there if I keep waiting for it. I need to seize my opportunity.
So thanks to Hamilton, I started changing everything around. Quite literally. I feel like I’m starting to manage my time better already since my last post and have met a few goals already, too. And if I’m feeling unfocused? I just play “My Shot” again and again and again to get me energized and ready to seize the day.
One of the only major things I still need to do is fix this website. But the new logo is almost ready!
Oh, the little things.
What keeps you motivated on your goals?
And as an added bonus: Want the featured image to use to decorate your PC? Grab a widescreen version right here. If there’s enough interest, I’ll make a standard size and mobile sizes to decorate all your devices.Download the Hamilton wallpaper!