Noted in my About Ana section, I blatantly put out there my love for sports entertainment.
I love WWE.
Yes, I know none of it’s real. Yes, I know it’s a lot of drama. No, I don’t care. It’s fun, it’s entertaining, and just because it’s not “real”, doesn’t mean the athletes are any less talented.
That being said, I’m going to say something really cheesy.
Part of the reason why I took the plunge in creating this blog and really committing to this has to do with one of the wrestlers and his entrance. His stage name is Bobby Roode and he is the epitome of EXTRA. He comes out with fog, on this mini-stage that spins him, in an exaggerated robe… and the crowd goes WILD.
How does this dramatic wrestler’s entrance inspire me to write again? It’s all in his entrance music.
“Glorious! No, I won’t give in, I won’t give in, ’til I’m victorious, and I will defend, I will defend! And I’ll do what I must! No, I won’t give in, I won’t give in, I’m so glorious! Until the end, until the end!”
That’s why. My entire life, I have never given up. I have never given in, until I succeeded in what I set my mind to. I wanted to go to college? I graduated on the Dean’s List. I wanted to work for a newspaper? I turned my internship into a full-time (temp) job. I wanted to climb the ladder at my current agency? You’re looking at a woman who started out as a secretary and worked her way up to assistant director, in a field that she did not intend to make a career out of.
So… why did I give up on writing? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself since 2014. A question that’s been looming since I lost that dream job at the newspaper I worked for. A question that one day, my baby girl may ask me. How do I answer that question? It’s never been my style to just give up. To give in.
I have Bobby Roode’s entrance song on my driving playlist and when it came on today on my way to visit my grandmother (ironically, her name is Gloria), I had all of these thoughts circulating in my head. Thoughts that I wanted to put down on paper, figuratively speaking.
I haven’t felt this type of inspiration in a long time and it feels damn good.
Author’s Note: You don’t have to be a WWE fan, but I definitely recommend listening to Bobby Roode’s entrance song. Maybe it’ll inspire you.