Funny how sometimes you come across something in your daily life that just fits with your thoughts and usually worries at the moment. Do you find that happening sometimes? Perhaps it is because you take more notice of things that apply to your life. Like when you learn a new word and suddenly you hear it being used everywhere around you.

Besides being a cute song and the fact that I’ve shared Lenka’s music before – this one just hit me a bit more this week and it happened to pop up in my youtube browsing. I was struck by the thought of how I have this desire to do so many different things. Everything at once! And I refuse to give up on anything. But what if it’s a desperate and futile way to be living? Spread yourself too thin and nothing will be accomplished. Can you be everything you want to be? Hmm, that sounds like the jingle for an old the army commercial back in the USA – “be all that you can be…”

The music comes across as a bit sneaky thought. As if, we can get away with it. So after my initial spiral downward, I thought perhaps this could be an inspirational song. It’s good to have dreams, goals, wants. They can be a driving force. It’s about having ambition.

The hard part is taking intentions into the realm of action and ultimately results. But it’s certainly within our power. There are so many moments week to week when I feel overwhelmed. From life situations, work and creative adventures. All mixed together. But at the end of the day, I also look back and realize that I have accomplished a whole lot at the same time. So maybe there is a limit given the time and space of where we are today… but potential and possibility are never capped. I truly do believe that anything is possible… just look at the innovation all around us. We thought it was impossible, then one day… someone broke the barrier.

So maybe I can’t literally be everything at once… but I can be something and strive towards everything… having fun along the way. Maybe that’s the best way to think about it.

As sly as a fox, as strong as an ox
As fast as a hare, as brave as a bear
As free as a bird, as neat as a word
As quiet as a mouse, as big as a house

All I wanna be, Oh, all I wanna be, Oh
All I wanna be, Oh, all I wanna be, Oh
All I wanna be is everything

As mean as a wolf, as sharp as a tooth
As deep as a bite, as dark as the night
As sweet as a song, as right as a wrong
As long as a road, as ugly as a toad

As pretty as a picture hanging from a fixture
Strong like a family, strong as I wanna be
Bright as day, as light as play
As hard as nails, as grand as a whale

All I wanna be, Oh, all I wanna be, Oh
All I wanna be, Oh, all I wanna be, Oh
Everything at once
Everything at once, oh
Everything at once

As warm as the sun, as silly as fun
As cool as a tree, as scary as the sea
As hot as fire, cold as ice
Sweet as sugar and everything nice

As old as time, as straight as a line
As royal as a queen, as buzzed as a bee
As Stealth as a tiger, smooth as a glider
Pure as a melody, pure as I wanna be

All I wanna be, Oh, all I wanna be, Oh
All I wanna be is everything
Everything at once

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