Ode to Jimmy Eat World


I know what you’re thinking – two posts from me in one week? Who is this girl? Trying to make more of an effort in this blog. 🙂

I came across this video of Jimmy Eat World, and hearing them discuss topics such as anxiety, depression, and drinking is another reason why I love this band so much.

Jim is super honest in this interview, and one of my favorite quotes from Jim in the interview is “identifying with something that may not be true about yourself…like you’re just awkward…you’re just [this] or [that] and all that’s as true as you let it be and it forces you to face some maybe uncomfortable truths about yourself and once you’re able to do that…you’re kinda free.”

It’s true. Sometimes you have to face your demons in order to find your true self. It’s never an easy feat, but it is definitely worth it. I think that’s one of the reasons I connect with this band so much. When dealing with doubts and labels and trying to figure out who you are or who you want to be…it’s a journey and there are so many elements that help you get there. For me it’s music; super supportive friends and family; And my writing. It all helps me get through all the obstacles that I have – and even the ones I set for myself.

The interview talks about their 2019 release, Surviving. The album itself helped me navigate through my own survival of life after my traumatic marriage.

Even after all I’ve been through, I still doubt myself and my writing. In my classes, I submit assignments and stress that they aren’t good enough and that I won’t get a good grade. But I do. My professors have been impressed with my writing and want me to keep up with it. Even the academic writing.

Anyway, I just wanted to share a little tidbit today and share this interview of my favorite band. ❤

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!!



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