New Song: Bonfire Heart

It’s a lyrical Thursday. So, I will introduce you to this song and leave the lyrics here for you. At first, I thought it was catchy and now I have it on repeat constantly. I love it. I love the chorus.

Bonfire Heart – James Blunt (you know… the guy who wrote “You’re Beautiful” and then kind of disappeared)

Watch Music Video Here!

The video is alright. The song itself is best.

LYRICS!

“Bonfire Heart”

Your mouth is a revolver
Firing bullets in the sky
Your love is like a soldier,
Loyal ’til you die
And I’ve been looking at the stars
For a long, long time
I’ve been putting out fires
All my life

Everybody wants a flame,
They don’t want to get burnt
And today is our turn

Days like these lead to…
Nights like this lead to
Love like ours.
You light the spark in my bonfire heart.
People like us—we don’t
Need that much, just some-
One that starts,
Starts the spark in our bonfire hearts

This world is getting colder.
Strangers passing by
No one offers you a shoulder.
No one looks you in the eye.
But I’ve been looking at you
For a long, long time
Just trying to break through,
Trying to make you mine

Everybody wants a flame,
They don’t want to get burnt
Well, today is our turn

Days like these lead to…
Nights like this lead to
Love like ours.
You light the spark in my bonfire heart.
People like us—we don’t
Need that much, just some-
One that starts,
Starts the spark in our bonfire hearts

Our bonfire hearts
Our bonfire hearts
Our bonfire hearts
You light the spark

People like us—we don’t
Need that much, just some-
One that starts,
Starts the spark in our bonfire hearts

Days like these lead to…
Nights like this lead to
Love like ours.
You light the spark in my bonfire heart.
People like us—we don’t
Need that much, just some-
One that starts,
Starts the spark in our bonfire hearts

(Our bonfire hearts)

(Days like these lead to…
Nights like this lead to
Love like ours.
You light the spark in my bonfire heart.*)
People like us—we don’t
Need that much, just some-
One that starts,
Starts the spark in our bonfire hearts

[* – not sung in the official video]

THANKS AZLYRICS!
Enjoy this new song I stumbled upon. 🙂
Anna Marie
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California Here I Come

When things don’t go right, go left. Way left, all the way out to California. At least, that’s my plan.

A few weeks ago I had plans to embark on a fun-filled road trip but due to some uprising conflicts, the trip has been cancelled. While I am really sad that I won’t be able to experience some of the unique history held in our country, I AM excited that a new opportunity came up.

For the traveling souls, we know that sometimes, you just have TO GO. So when I was talking with my cousin who lives out west, we came up with the idea of me going out to visit her for a couple weeks. A vacation to escape the world I’m used to and give myself time to feel like myself again.

I’ve been going through a bit of a rough patch the past few weeks. Because of this, I thought, maybe I should just stay home. I almost did until I thought what would Anna have done one month ago? Answer? She would have bought the ticket yesterday.

I booked my ticket a few days ago and leave in ten days. Spontaneous traveling will be my safe haven. It will allow me to see more of the world and come to terms with the vast possibilities and adventures that await over the horizon.

So California, here I come. Days filled with sunshine and the most therapeutic method of all- the ocean.

I cannot wait to be with someone who has lived a few of the same stories and who is such an inspiration to me. I cannot wait to go on adventures and catch up with myself to process what my life has been like for the past few years. Not many people get a chance like this. To just take a break and breathe. To adjust and understand where they want to go next. I need it and I need it with someone as wonderful as my cousin.

Maybe you don’t get an opportunity like this but I think it’s always important to take time to realize where you are and how you’re doing in your somewhat made up ten year plan. Are you happy? If not, what’s holding you back?

Those two weeks are going to help me recognize what’s important. Once again, travel is going to save me. New faces, new places and new memories. I am going to live every single day to it’s full potential of adventure because that’s what this trip deserves.

Don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll hear all about it.

Until tomorrow,

Anna Marie

Summer Days, New Ways

It is officially summer for those college kids who have been crying over their last finals and praying for the projects to end.

This summer, I have a lot of trips planned and memories to be shared and cannot wait to see what the sunshine brings. To start, I have decided that this summer is going to focus a lot on myself. I am going to start new habits and new routines that will make me feel like the days I have nothing to do are filled to the brim with relaxation, learning and happiness and I feel like you should do the same if you have the opportunity to.

Starting off small, I created an imaginary list of things I enjoy and how I can incorporate that into my summer.

Here are a few hobbies I am adding to my list. I feel like by doing a few things I wasn’t able to do during a hectic semester, I will feel a lot better about how I am making use of my time. Take ideas from me or add to them, either way it’s time to take advantage of the better weather and abundance of hours.

Reading plenty of books: Have I ever mentioned what I book worm I used to be? I can’t say I still am because I honestly haven’t had time in the past school year to pick up a new novel. However, summer is the best time to reconnect with novels I have wanted to read and to get lost in stories that aren’t my own.

Yoga/Fitness: Ahhhh the excuses I was able to make during school. Most of them were true, but this summer I want to amp up my work out routine now that I have plenty of time for it. I am hoping to hit harder into yoga and find other fun activities at my local campus fitness building (free group classes!) or just even taking a walk by the river.

Photography/Videography: I have had a few friends ask me to do some projects for them which I know will keep me busy before I head on these sporadic trips I have planned throughout the summer. I will be honing my editing skills and looking for new ways to challenge myself because this summer is all about advancing what I know I can do.

Cooking: My mac and cheese game is strong but I need to learn how to cook an actual meal. I plan on looking up a few simple recipes and mastering them by the end of the summer. This has never been a strong suit of mine but I figure that if I have time on my hands I won’t mind learning a new skill.

Blogging up a storm: with YOU! That’s right. Now I am able to focus more on Inspired She Lives and amp up ideas, content, engage with you all and so much more! I am excited that today is the start of an incredible summer ahead. I am looking forward to what it will bring.

What are your summer goals? Think of them in your head and hop to it!

Today isn’t going to make itself great, you’re going to have to push it along.

Until tomorrow,

Anna Marie