From the very first song I shared for 1971, the year I was born, to this song I’m sharing today, the music has ranged from one genre to another and represents my tastes. There were some days I struggled to find a song that I’d actually liked for that year, others where I had to pick from one of many.
I’ve enjoyed thinking about what the songs mean to me and how I’ve felt. I’ve deliberately kept them positive because I feel I’ve shared enough darkness already. Some years throughout my life I’ve really struggled with PTSD, personal difficulties, grief, and everything in between. But I now choose to focus on the positive. No, my life isn’t all sweetness and happy days, it’s just like other people’s lives, days where I think I can’t possibly take anymore. Days where I could happily throttle some people, days where I just want to curl up and go to sleep for a very long time. But then I have days where I laugh so much I forget – even just for a little while – those oppressive troubles and everything feels light and fun.
I’m showing up as the real me, not the watered down version people would prefer. I’m 45 years old and I know who I am and am happy in my own skin. It took me a long time to get here and everything that has happened has shaped me and made me the person I am today.
This song is not from 2016 because quite frankly I do not like a single thing that is around at the moment. I’m not going to pretend I do just to keep my blog on theme, hell no. I just like the song, it’s that simple.