Since I’ve never truly blogged before, I feel that it’d be best to start with something easy – a recent occurrence.
For the past couple of days, I’ve been on the hunt for a certain CD – Nothing Personal by All Time Low. I’ve been into their music for awhile, but only just started listening to them regularly. And after I bought their latest album, Future Hearts – which just so happens to be the inspiration for the name of my blog 😉 – I realized that I’ve been missing out on some really good music.
Since I’m currently out of town visiting family and don’t know the area very well, I didn’t have many options of where to find it. So I went to the only ones I knew – Target and Walmart. Unfortunately, I was disappointed to find that both stores didn’t carry the album. Which only made me want it that much more!
Now, I know it wasn’t a long and tough journey, but nonetheless I was determined to get what I wanted.
After being let down by Target and Walmart – which are my go to stores, and I love very much – I decided the only place left was F.Y.E. It’s the one store that I know for not only carrying newer CDs, but older ones as well, which is good since Nothing Personal came out in 2009.
Lucky for me, my mom suggested that we take a trip to the local mall. I couldn’t help but be excited because all I could think was, ‘I’m finally going to get it!’
The minute we got there I went straight to the Directory. My eyes drifted to the ‘F’s’ only to find that there was no F.Y.E. in this mall. Perfect.
How could a mall not have a store that sells albums?! I mean you have all of these fancy clothing stores for all of the girls obsessed with new clothes – which again I love as well – but let’s not forget about those obsessed with music; you know, the ones who view music as a getaway and need it in their lives or else they’ll lose their mind. Hands in the air ’cause I’m guilty as charged. It seemed unbelievable to me, but I wasn’t giving up just yet.
After asking a woman at the concierge desk if there were any substitutes I could check out, I was led to yet another disappointment and then finally a saving grace.
I quickly looped around a store called Spencer’s, which is not my cup of tea – and if you’ve heard of it then you might understand why I’m not a fan – and then lastly I walked briskly all the way to Barnes & Noble.
Now, if you’ve ever been so determined to find something such as I was, you’ll understand the pure joy I felt when I found Nothing Personal hidden behind numerous other albums. It was the only copy and the moment I laid my eyes upon it, a sigh of relief mixed with a jump for joy was emitted into the open space surrounding me. [Thankfully, nobody was near me because they might’ve thought I was a stereotypical silly teenage girl – which may or may not be the case. Shhh.]
I was so grateful to finally find what I was looking for, and thought it’d be a good highlight to share on the internet. I also figured it’d be a good lesson to share as well.
Whether it be something as simple as an album or something as complex as what you want to do with your life, don’t stop searching. Don’t give up after a few failed attempts because I promise it’ll be worth it in the end. Just have hope and don’t lose sight of what you want most. Keep on hunting!