It’s About Pacing Yourself–A Song for Surviving September

In this neck of the woods, life speeds up in September.  Vacations and summer camps come to an end, children return to school, and the work pace quickens with the launch of new initiatives. In a recent post, It’s About Pacing Yourself, I describe how I was cautioned to pace myself when starting off in the workforce; and I share the advice of productivity consultant, Laura Stack.

Today, dipping into the music on my phone, I happened upon one of my favourite songs: “I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)” by Alabama. If you ever feel rushed or pressured, please listen to this song–even if Country isn’t your usual genre, the message is great–actually it’s the message that I like most about this song.  It gives a shot of perspective, and even makes a carbon reduction suggestion–(an unintended bonus message). So without further ado:

The refrain:

“I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.”

I’m in a Hurry  was written by Roger Murrah and Randy Van Warmer,and was released as an Alabama single on September 1, 1992. Alabama, one of the world’s best-selling bands,  first emerged in 1977 and is currently touring. It’s music has been described as American Country, Southern Rock, and Bluegrass.

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