I Dare You to Move

song's stuck in my head -- and playlist

Welcome to the planet, welcome to existence
Everyone’s here, everyone’s here
Everybody’s watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next?
What happens next?

–          I Dare You to Move (Switchfoot)




One of the songs that used to kill my CD player way back in high school was Switchfoot’s I Dare You to Move from the A Walk to Remember OST. I remember playing the song (and the soundtrack) over and over until forever and ever. No wonder, years later, my karaoke picks would always include Mandy Moore’s Cry, It’s Gonna be Love, Only Hope and New Radical’s Someday We’ll Know. If a karaoke/videoke machine had Switchfoot’s I Dare You to Move and Learning to Breathe I’d have sung those songs too.

I have five of the American Rock Band’s albums stored inside good ol’ Acer here and two of those have I Dare You to Move in their track lists (it’s just Dare You to Move in The Beautiful Letdown).

Would it surprise you if I said that the song’s been murdering my playlist again lately?

Why? No particular reason. It just is.

Hmm. Or maybe it’s because it reminds me of that long-gone saccharine-filled A Walk to Remember OST.

I’m not going to write about sugar and all that jazz in this blogpost though. I’m dying to, but let’s just wait and see.

So instead of writing about all the mushiness that this world has to offer, I’m going to write about – wait for it – MY THESIS. Big surprise there. It’s like it’s the only thing that I ever talk/write about these days. And it’s so funny because I stumbled upon this post from phdcomics the other weekend:



Well, my thesis is almost over. I’m contemplating on asking God to add an additional three days to February this year and make it end on the 31st instead of the 28th. Really. How do I finish all that I’m supposed to finish in those mere twenty eight days???

I believe it’s possible though. With God, nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37).

I honestly believe that.

And so, as I finish this thesis off, I’ll just brace and prepare myself for all the new things (as if my January hasn’t been filled with new things already!) that are still to come.

I’m excited for all the doors opening up ahead.  : )


new things
Doors opening up ahead.