I actually haven't thought about this Nashville phenomenon until about a week or so ago. And then I realized how I have become like that server now that I have changed my mindset toward my health and weight loss. Right now I am the girl who wanted to be on the The Biggest Loser, failed and is now taking a different road to health. However, on the inside, I am the inshape, fit and healthy gal worthy to pose for Fitness Magazine (this is, if Fitness Magazine takes models under 5'4"). Today I am doing the job that gets me to my dream.
My friend, Glenn, still lives in Nashville. When we had that dinner about 14 years ago, he was working at Dillard's Department Store in Nashville. What did he do before that? He worked at Belk Department Store in Statesboro, GA. Not a huge step up. However, what does Glenn do now? Glenn works for BMI in Nashville. And what do they do? The most accurate version according to Wikipedia is:
- Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In 2009, BMI collected over $905 million in licensing fees and distributed $788 million in royalties.
- BMI songwriters create all forms of music in all genres. BMI represents artists such as Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Eminem, Rihanna and Shakira; bands including Maroon 5, Evanescence, Nickelback, Linkin Park and Lady Antebellum; legends such as Sam Cooke, Willie Nelson, Fats Domino and Dolly Parton; as well as composers such as Harry Gregson-Williams, John Williams and Danny Elfman and musical songwriters Richard & Robert Sherman.
Fortunately, I don't have to move to another state to help me to achieve my dream. All I have to do is make healthy eating choices and get up off myself daily to make it to CrossFit. Will I end up on the cover of Fitness Magazine? Most likely, not. However, I am fine with that. I just want to be cover worthy and healthy. And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this girl can do that as I work each day to get me to my dream.
Isaiah 40:31 (New International Version) - but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.