Bag Lady

Remember Erykah Badu?

Wellllll…. when she came on the music scene back in 1997 people called her “a breath of fresh air”. It was like we were all waiting for that new and exciting way of looking at soul and R&B music. Her sound was unique, but sounded familiar. And it was great to hear her talk about relationships in an brutally honest and caring way.

Like this song.

“Bag lady you gone hurt your back
Dragging all them bags like that
I guess nobody ever told you
All you must hold onto, is you, is you, is you
One day all them bags gon’ get in your way
One day all them bags gon’ get in your way
I said one day all them bags gon’ get in your way
One day all them bags gon’ get in your way, so pack light,
Pack light, mm, pack light, pack light, oh ooh”

In her song “Bag Lady” she is telling women to let go of their baggage.

She’s saying that yeah, bad things do happen, but if you’re feeling the pain from it you should deal with it and not let the past bring you down. Those negative feelings of disappointment, anger, insecurities and sadness will weight you down and prevent you from seeing all the other great things that could lead to your happiness. 

Like Erykah sang:

“Bag lady you gon’ miss your bus
​​​​​​​You can’t hurry up, ’cause you got too much stuff”

So pack light!

But I can hear you say, well Nancy, that is easier said than done (and Angie Stone wrote a song about that ;-)). I know it’s hard, so let me look at it from an artist perspective.

Erykah always is herself. I love how she had on her traditional African head scarf, the bigger it was the better with Erykah. She is so unique and she fully works her uniqueness. I follow her on Instagram and she really does not care what people think of her. She just is.
Start breathing. Yeah something as simple as breathing and being present in your breath can help. Just ask Tina Turner who left an abusive relationship with Ike Turner after she implemented meditation in her daily routine. It gave her strength and trust in herself.
Focus on love. “Bet ya love can make it better, baby baby”. It is true love does win. I mean first of all people who are loving attract more people and are more positive, because in the end who wants to be around a negative person all the time? 

This will make your bagage feel less heavy. Focus on these things. And remember to breath my sweet

Enjoy the sun today and remember to PACK LIGHT!



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