What I am Listening to

There is a soundtrack to our lives.  Songs which lift us up, when we are down.  Songs which remind us of vacations, friends, adventures.  Songs take us back to where and who we once were.  They take us to places we want to be, emotionally, physically, spiritually.

I wish I was given the talent to sing, but sadly, I sing poorly.  It doesn’t stop me though from singing while on a car trip!

We all have our playlists.  Here are a few of my current favorites.  

Enjoy the songs.  Support your favorite artists by being old school and buying their music.  🙂

Circles – Post Malone

This past fall I spent a lot of time on the road.  This song was all over the radio during my road trips.  A perfect pace for driving through Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and every state between Michigan and Florida and back!

I then spent the better part of November and December running to Post Malone while I was in Florida.  

He definitely isn’t my usual country singer, but something about his music calls to me.  😎

Chapters – Brett Young Ft Gavin Degraw

Brett Young’s songs just keep getting better!  Or maybe I just keep related to his music on another level.

Our lives are lived one moment at at time.  We slowly fill our lives like the pages in a book.  Sometimes we are consciously writing our lives. Sometimes we are just flowing through our lives.

We have all had chapters in our lives closed and needed to open up a new page in our book for a new chapter.  

This is a great story about the chapter he was writing in his life.  One that closed unexpectedly.  One he probably wasn’t ready to have closed on him.

Yet, in the end, the new chapters are right where he was always meant to be.

I think we can all relate to the moments of closing a chapter in our lives.  Feeling a bit lost.  A bit sad or maybe even angry.  Not ready to let go of the dream.

Yet, with time, we know we needed to close the chapter out on that part of your life in order to have the life you were meant to have.

Here’s to closing this chapter on my life and opening up a clean page to write the next oneg

Even Though I’m Leaving – Luke Combs

Luke Combs just keeps getting better!  Have to say, the song has brought tears to my eyes.  As a mom to a child heading off to the Army and a Dad I can’t imagine living without.  Song hits home in so many ways.

Enjoy Luke’s story telling and try not to cry.  🙂

I'm outta here I stuck my middle finger up in the sky Flipped off that "ya'll come back" sign Looked in the mirror one last time And watched it disappear

As one part of my life begins, another is ending.  I guess I am a bit nostalgic looking back at the girl I once was.  The girl who had big dreams and wondering where they went.

Maybe I miss who I once was, even though I am happy with the person I am, or the person I am still becoming.  

Life is an amazing journey.  Make sure to take a moment today to look back, be grateful and then move forward on your path.

Too much of my life recently, has been on survival mode.  Sometimes, we get handed a reminder of what is really important in our lives.

I don’t believe we were put on this earth to survive our lives.  We are meant to thrive, love and enjoy the time we have been given.

Here’s to living with laughter and a song in our heart.

Cheers! 🙂

The Shallow – 

Because what could be better than love, passion, and finding what you really want in life.  Keep pursuing and working on your dream. 

Michigan for the Winter – Ryan Hurd

As a Michigan girl it’s always good to hear your home state in a song.  Even more so since this weekend is our first real snow storm of 2019.

Also, it’s a great song.

This song just dropped this week and the words are really fitting my life right now. 

I listened to an interview with Maren Morris on the Highway yesterday and she describes writing the song.  How she went into the studio to write and was having one of those life moments, we all have, where things weren’t going well with another woman in her life. 

She started out writing the song as a letter to this other person to clear the air.  As she continued to write, she discovered who she was really writing to was herself.

Isn’t that how life really is?  What annoys us in someone else is really something we need to work on in our own lives?  What attracts us to other people is how we really want to be living our own lives.

Picking my head up now, adjusting my halo and moving on with my own personal work.

Enjoy the song.

Some of it  – Eric Church

This song is so true in my life.  The advice you need to hear and the advice I would give to my children.

It also makes me smile, as music does, because it takes me back to the moment I first heard it, on our family vacation to Florida in 2018.  The trip was a blessing in my life and this just reminds me of that.