Remember To Forget You

Ever feel out of your mind to the point that you feel like you’ve lost your mind?

You spend time with toxic people and go back to the bad boys forgetting all the flaws and the reasons you left in the first place (because of course there are more than a few…but you can’t always remember them)?  You walk around stressed and not quite comfortable in your skin feeling less than beautiful.

A majority of the times that I have felt like I lost my mind; the common thread was always that I was spending time and energy on a guy or a person who did not bring out the best in me or added a negative tinge to my colorful life.

I think that we lose ourselves when we forget to stay true to ourselves.

I love this song with these gorgeous ladies.  I think as women, most of us can relate in some way to having that relationship or friendship that was hard to quit.  You stayed true to “Forgive and Forget” which is not a bad concept to remember, but you MUST forgive and REMEMBER so you can stay true to yourself and not end up in a bad situation again.  Don’t forget about the flaws so you can learn the lessons and choose not to settle for less than you deserve.

I remember when I first came across this song.  I was somewhat comforted to know that it’s not just me…  Letting go is challenging even for gorgeous goddess-like women like Shakira and Rihanna.  Kiss enough frogs, spend enough time with dead-beats and assholes, and eventually you learn to recognize them and want to stay far away.

“I left a note on my bedpost
Said not to repeat yesterday’s mistakes
What I tend to do when it comes to you
I see only the good, selective memory… I’d rob and I’d kill to keep him with me
I’d do anything for that boy
I’d give my last dime to hold him tonight
I’d do anything for that boy”

Those lyrics demonstrate how ironic staying in those kinds of relationships are.  Obviously I wouldn’t ever rob or steal or do anything for a boy, but when you’re not true to yourself you lose a lot.

I think it’s true that life presents us with lessons and chances to learn them again and again until we finally learn them.  I’m thrilled to say that I am learning the lesson and it’s LIBERATING!!!

Always Remember:

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

YOU ARE STRONG

YOU ARE ANTI-FRAGILE

YOU NEVER HAVE TO SETTLE AGAIN

NEVER SETTLE FOR LESS THAN THE VERY BEST AND IF IT HAPPENS TO BE LESS THAN DO YOUR BEST TO MAKE IT BETTER… If it’s not worth-it WALK AWAY.  You Times, Talents, and Intelligence is so Valuable.  Share it only with those who RECOGNIZE and RESPECT YOU.

Love and Blessings Always,

Alana Xoxoxo

“Can’t Remember To Forget You”
(feat. Rihanna)

[Shakira:]
I left a note on my bedpost
Said not to repeat yesterday’s mistakes
What I tend to do when it comes to you
I see only the good, selective memory

The way he makes me feel yeah, gotta hold on me
I’ve never met someone so different
Oh here we go
You a part of me now, you a part of me
So where you go I follow, follow, follow

[Chorus 1:]
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I keep forgetting I should let you go
But when you look at me, the only memory,
Is us kissing in the moonlight
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you
Ooooh
I can’t remember to forget you
Ohohohoh ohohohoh

[Verse 2 – Rihanna:]
I go back again
Fall off the train
Land in his bed
Repeat yesterday’s mistakes
What I’m trying to say is not to forget
You see only the good, selective memory

The way he makes me feel like
The way he makes me feel
I never seemed to act so stupid
Oh here we go
He a part of me now, he a part of me

[Shakira:]
So where he goes I follow, follow, follow, oh

[Chorus 2 – Both:]
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I keep forgetting I should let you go
But when you look at me, the only memory,
Is us kissing in the moonlight
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you

[Bridge – Shakira:]
I’d rob and I’d kill to keep him with me
I’d do anything for that boy
I’d give my last dime to hold him tonight
I’d do anything for that boy

[Bridge – Rihanna:]
I’d rob and I’d kill to keep him with me
I’d do anything for that boy
I’d give my last dime to hold him tonight
I’d do anything for that boy

[Chorus 3 – Both:]
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I keep forgetting I should let you go
But when you look at me, the only memory,
Is us kissing in the moonlight
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you
But when you look at me, the only memory,
Is us kissing in the moonlight
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you

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