You might find it interesting that one of my favorite bands is Switchfoot--a Christian Rock Band! My absolute favorite song is "This is Your Life." I have it on my iPod and I often listen to Switchfoot songs for inspiration to clean house, lift my spirits or just to relax. Today I had my iPod tuned to my Switchfoot songs while I was working with cattle.
I had 25 heifers sorted off and standing waiting their turn to walk through the chute. I am breeding them to calve early next February. For more information about breeding season and artificial insemination of cattle, see my post "Artificial" Breeding Cows is very Natural! Today was windy with spotty rain--and I don't just mean a bit breezy. It was sustained winds of 30 mph, and gusts of 45 miles! I was out there by myself, trying to get the heifers to go where I wanted them to go and they would rather turn their behinds to the wind and wait out the storm. I was hot, dirty, tired and wondered how I was going to get all the work done by myself in time for a conference call I had later in the afternoon. Then my favorite Switchfoot song came on. The first part always makes me smile: "Yesterday is a wrinkle in your forehead." If you're not nearly 45 like me, you might not find that funny. It goes on to the chorus.... "This is your life...are you who you want to be? This is your life...is it everything you dreamed that it would be,when the world was younger and you had everything to lose...."
Okay, here it is with the lyrics so you can read them yourself!
It reminded me that I have chosen this life. It isn't always easy...sometimes the weather ruins the fun, sometimes the cattle don't want to go where I need them to be, and sometimes I'm just in such a rush that I forget to have fun. But I do love my life! I do not know anything else I'd rather be doing. I always wanted to be a rancher!
There isn't an official music video for my favorite song on YouTube, but there are a number of versions done by fans. Check them out and see if you like this song as much as I do.