i know i can’t sing, but i thought that the whole “girl” theme went well with the whole jazz chord thing.
I really like this chord progression.
Just finished reading “Into the Wild” and I realized that Chris McCandless and I shared this erroneous idea that going on an adventure would cure my problems or would straighten out my life. Late 2012/early 2013 was not the best time for me. I was going through a hard time and I really wanted to leave and forget everything that was happening in my life. I remember talking to my mom and she was telling me how when she served she felt good and it helped her think less abut herself and more about other people and that way her problems would leave her mind.
My church has these one year challenges where people go to places where the church needs help and you help the church at whatever spot you’re for a year. I’m originally from Guatemala and I thought that maybe I should leave the US and go help the church out in Guatemala. Here’s where my thinking was wrong. After having tons of conversations with people and just really questioning why I wanted to leave was it that I realized how selfish I was being. I thought that if I left the US my problems would stay there and I would be “free” from all of this heartache. I thought that I could serve my my pain away and not have to deal with it. Because obviously when you ignore your problems they go away. *sarcasm*
It wasn’t until I realized that i was being selfish that I actually worked out my problems. McCandless thought that going into Alaska would help or that Alaska could cure him of his issues back home. I don’t it makes him less of a man for going out there, I actually admire the fact that he didn’t back out from doing it. Anyway, in the end I ended up serving in some way here in Chicago and I got over it. Although there were times where I would wonder what if I would have left. I am happy now though.
"You could tell right away that Alex was intelligent," Westerberg reflects, draining his third drink. "He read a lot. Used a lot of big words. I think maybe part of what got him into trouble was the he did too much thinking. Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often. A couple of times I tried to tell him it was a mistake to get too deep into that kind of stuff, but Alex got stuck on things. He always had to know the absolute right answer before he could go on to the next thing."
Into the Wild