Over the last couple of months life has thrown me quite a few changes. Thankfully, they're mostly positive, such as moving into a new house and starting a new job. Some of the changes shook me, but there's enough good for me to focus on. A couple of months ago I had the privilege of taking on a caregiver position for a 95 year old woman who taught me so many life lessons that I will carry with me forever. I'm eternally grateful for that experience. Through all of the recent adaptations I've learned that change is heavy, even if it's positive. I've also discovered that carrying the weight of so much change in a short period of time can become tiring and exhausting. There were times in the last few months when I felt like I was standing still and watching the world spin around me at 200 mph. I had to talk myself into being patient with me; to give my thoughts and emotions time to process. I felt myself searching for comfort, which I found in those I love. I also found myself turning to music, like I often do, and particularly to songs I loved when I was younger. It's a random list, but bear with me. Hopefully they will bring you positive vibes and good memories.
Let's take it back to 2001, when Sally Jessy Raphael was in her last days as a talk show host, and my favorite activity was riding four wheelers. I loved and still love this song so much. It gives me such a comforting feeling.
So this song is a little older than the others on the list. I have loved Matchbox Twenty for as long as I can remember. They've pretty much followed me through life. I even gave Rob Thomas' solo career a try. Their music always leaves me with warm feelings and happy memories.
I remember vaguely knowing this song when I heard it on the "Picture Day" episode of Lizzie McGuire. It's so timeless, and a consistent favorite.
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
― Andy Warhol
What songs would you include in this playlist? We would love to hear your opinions!