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You Just Can't Stop Me Now

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 10:38 AM

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

i've often blogged about how music inspires me, and today is no different. you've heard me say before that everybody needs a theme song (or 12). one of my favorite theme songs is Sizzla's, "Solid as a Rock." this song not only hypes me up to the nth degree, but it makes me feel like no matter what is going on in my life, it can't stop me.

today is the 2nd day of Kwanzaa, Kujichagulia. today, we focus on self-determination, meaning we use this time to define ourselves. self-definition is a powerful thing. so often we fall victim to what others think we are, but rarely take the time to figure out who we are really. i know it's something i struggle with. who am i? am i a collection of titles? mommy, wifey, teacher, sister, daughter, etc, or am i just me?

of course we can't define ourselves in one day, but today, as we sit on the dawn of a new year, let's take some time to reflect on who we are...and who we want to be.

what's your "self-determination" theme song? what song(s) help you feel invincible?

3 Response to 'You Just Can't Stop Me Now'

  1. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/12/you-just-cant-stop-me-now.html?showComment=1230415920000#c6238989302907430739'> Saturday, December 27, 2008 2:12:00 PM

    Oh, you're going to like Orange Mint and Honey-there are theme songs! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Here's one of my theme songs that I've been listening to for over 20 years and it always gets me through:
    Happy to find your blog!!!


  2. LaTonya Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/12/you-just-cant-stop-me-now.html?showComment=1230512340000#c2315005550675112185'> Sunday, December 28, 2008 4:59:00 PM

    "Love Lyrics," by Mos Def, and "Listen" by Beyonce` are only two of my many theme songs.



  3. Ohso Kool Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/12/you-just-cant-stop-me-now.html?showComment=1230535740000#c5316715911844527781'> Sunday, December 28, 2008 11:29:00 PM

    I'd have to marinate on this for a while. Music has always inspired me, gave me hope, calmed me down, and motivated me..but I cant name a track that made me feel like superman. :)