“I don’t ever want to be satisfied, that’s not a healthy way to live” – Beyonce
I have a love affair with music. It takes me away from reality and inspires me reach higher. That’s why when I hear certain songs from certain artists, I fall in love. This is especially true for the legendary Beyonce. Since about 8th grade, I’ve listened to the songstress with her powerful ballads and catchy dance tunes. So when I heard she was releasing a documentary, I was beyond excited.
Over the weekend, I hit the couch with my mom and watched the 90 minute documentary about the one and only Beyonce. Again, you don’t have to like her but you should absolutely respect her. During those 90 minutes, Beyonce wasn’t a celebrity, she was a person with fears, insecurities and ambitions. She was vulnerable, completely exposing herself and sharing her deepest secrets like the miscarriage she had about two years ago. It is hard for the average person to let their walls down. Could you imagine how hard it must have been for someone of Beyonce’s fame?
I give her credit for letting the cameras capture her at her lowest and highest points. She is extremely private so this was a big step. For me, the biggest takeaway was her humility; she is eternally grateful to her family, her husband, her team and most importantly her fans. She is passionate, does not settle and believes in the power of prayer. Some may think she’s fake but after watching her raw emotion on-screen last night, there is no way that’s true. Beyonce has stayed grounded throughout her career and I have no doubt that she always will be.
I’m pretty much obsessed with all of Beyonce’s songs. From her empowering “Run The World (Girls)” to everyone’s favorite dance song “Get Me Bodied,” there isn’t a song I don’t know all the words to. But, “I Was Here” is different; it is a song that captures Beyonce’s ability to convey her raw emotion. The song also reminds each of us to be here, to be present each day and leave our mark on the world. Listen below and tell me you weren’t moved.