Monday, November 4, 2013

No More Counting Dollars

This is a solo decision of Mrs Y. :) I have decided to share some of my recent favorite songs every Monday. Hopefully it can help you make your Mondays go by faster. I live fairly close to work, about 20 minutes one way. I only listen to radio on the way home. That is just a little weird habit of mine.  I had satellite radio for about three months which came with the car. After that, I never renewed. We will save the reason for that for another post.

So here it goes, this will be the first song I will share. Counting Stars by One Republic has been my favorite song on the radio for a while now. It reflects how I feel recently due to the changes that will take place this upcoming Friday. 

I have been in the corporate world for a while now. I have seen enough people come and go voluntarily and involuntarily. Nowadays, only working hard might be enough to advance your career. Expand your network both inside and outside the workplace becomes important.  There is fair and healthy competition and there are plenty of unfair and unhealthy ones. It makes me sometimes think whether this is truly what I want to do for life. It can cause many sleepless nights. 

As we were kids, we were often asked what we wanted to be. I am not sure how many of us actually followed our dreams. Life is hard. Many of us work for money to pay the bills. We all wish one day we can stop counting dollars and instead count stars. It makes the financial Independence/early retirement idea that much more important in life. Lucky, Mr and Mrs Y are on the same page even before we were married on this topic. :)  This is also the other reason we started the blog earlier this year to start keep track of our process to keep us in check.

We are not old yet. It is good that we have a goal in mind to achieve. 



Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
Said, no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars, yeah we'll be counting stars

I see this life like a swinging vine
Swing my heart across the line
And my face is flashing signs
Seek it out and you shall find
Old, but I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
I don't think the world is sold
I'm just doing what we're told
I feel something so right
Doing the wrong thing
I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing
I could lie, coudn't I, could lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
Said, no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
Said, no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

I feel the love and I feel it burn
Down this river, every turn
Hope is a four-letter word
Make that money, watch it burn
Old, but I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
I don't think the world is sold
I'm just doing what we're told
I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing
I could lie, could lie, could lie
Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
Said, no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
Said, no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons are learnt

Everything that kills me makes feel alive

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
Said, no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
Said, no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be, counting stars

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons are learnt

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