Ups and Downs

The following YouTube video is for a song called “Jump Rope” by Blue October. The lead singer of this band, Justin Furstenfeld, is originally from Houston, Texas. And much like my husband, he has struggled with bipolar disorder. Several of his songs reflect his experience with the disorder. The song speaks for itself. There’s a really cute part where a you can hear a choir of children singing along with the band. The video is also very sweet. Enjoy!


Remember how you used to say
“you couldn’t wait till tomorrow for a brand new day”
No fuss when ya had to ride the bus
You could add a little blush
Just to paralyze your school crush

Now your older and the weight upon your shoulder
Makes the world a little colder
No more hidin in the old days
Be strong
Don’t give up hope
It will get hard
Cause life’s like a jump rope

Up down when it gets hard remember life’s like a jump rope

There’ll be a bump there will be a bruise
There’ll be alarms and there will be a snooze
There’ll be a path that you will get to choose
There’ll be a win and there will be a lose

You have to hold your head up high and
Watch all the negative go by
Don’t you ever be ashamed to cry
You go ahead
Cuz life’s like a jump rope

I want to tell you that everything will be okay
That everything will eventually turn itself to gold
Keep pushin through it all
Don’t follow, lead the way
Don’t lose yourself or your hope

Remember life’s like a jump rope

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About Claudia

Hi!! My name is Claudia. Blogging is sort of a creative/therapeutic activity for me. I blog about being a wife, mother, student, caseworker, and simply being human through photography, words, music, and blog challenges. Mental illness has also been part of my life, so you'll sometimes find mental health and psychology in my posts. I've dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. And my husband has bipolar disorder. My hope is that I may show readers that it is possible for people to live positive, productive lives despite mental illness, challenges, or frustrations. View all posts by Claudia

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