I'm a HUGE fan of lists. I know, you're so surprised, aren't you? I make general lists for the week, lists for my blog, lists for the day, lists for the summer, etc. So, it should come as no surprise that I make a ton of playlists for almost every aspect of my life. I have my running playlist, also known as "Born to Run" (Love Springsteen!), my "Sleep" playlist of all kinds of slow, relaxing music for when I need to mellow out, and my "Broadway" playlist of all the songs from the musicals I was in and have seen. I used to make playlists from events, like prom and senior reception as well! At the beginning of the year, I saw an article on Mind Body Green on starting the new year off on a positive note and one of the suggestions was to make a playlist for the year. True to form, I did!
It started off as my dreams for the year, so I included songs that pumped me up, made me feel inspired, or just made me feel happy in general. As the year progresses, though, I've been adding to it. Now, I include songs from specific times throughout the year. I included "Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra and "Octopus' Garden" by the Beatles when I got accepted to go to London. I included songs from the Under the Tent dance that my friends and I were literally screaming to ("Livin' on a Prayer", "Don't Stop Believing"). I remember this huge, swelling feeling from that night from the adrenaline, and when I listen to those songs, I'm instantly brought back. I added a song that Brittany, Greg and I listened to on repeat the whole time we were driving into the city that Greg said gave you "instant swag" ("Latch"). So now, the "2014 Dreams" playlist has become a curation of all of the songs that have inspired me throughout the year, whether by memory or by hope. It's my go-to playlist that never fails to put me in a good mood.
If you haven't made one yet, I highly recommend it!
Inspired to be,