When I was little I remember singing along to one of those tacky cheesy obnoxious yet catchy-as-all-get-out songs, “Shake My Sillies Out”, while wiggling around in my car seat and flailing my limbs out towards my poor brother.
However, as I’ve aged, my affinity for those tacky cheesy obnoxious yet catchy-as-all-get-out songs has far from decreased. Occasionally I find myself looking humming “I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee” while strolling through by some flowers, and I’ve been known to break into a chorus of “If All the Raindrops Were Lemon Drops and Gumdrops” at the sight of a candy bag or a particularly intense rain storm. But over the past month it’s been “Shake My Sillies Out” that has really taken hold of my imagination.
Because I have a lot of things to shake out. Mostly, my worries, which are just plain silly (see, it’s a totally relatable song).
My silly worries:
- I am worried because I once again have the winter blues.
- I am worried because it is my last semester of college ever.
- I am worried because I need to make more concrete plans regarding a job after this last semester of college ever.
- I am worried because my boyfriend is delaying his summer job plans which greatly influences my summer job plans.
- I am worried because I have not been sleeping well.
- I am worried because I have been steadily gaining weight and ignoring exercise.
- I am worried because my new spring internship has me starring at the computer for 8 hours a day.
- I am worried because my cat has a bad scratch on her belly that keeps reappearing.
- I am worried because of my brother’s lack of direction for the future.
- I am worried because my mother has slipped into worse unhealthy habits than I have.
- I am worried because when I go through my childhood photo albums with my father it strikes me exactly how much of my life has already gone by, and how I never truly appreciated it to the best of my capacity.
This past month I’ve done a lot of shaking, though sadly none of it counts as exercise.
But I feel better, and now I can hopefully start to sing some more age appropriate songs.