On a happier note…

During times of struggle, times of happiness, and times of change we often hear a song that just “gets it”. As if it was written with you in mind. It would make a great theme song to your life story, right?

Well, I’ve been keeping track of these songs while going through this ugly separation and divorce process. Seriously, making  a list. Someday soon I plan to add it as a playlist on my phone, but until then, I thought I’d share it just to look for the humor or up beat in this disjointed dance I’ve been moving to.

  • Same Old Love, Selena Gomez
  • Love Yourself, Justin Bieber
  • Just Like Fire, Pink
  • Blow Me, Pink
  • Roar, Katy Perry
  • Send My Love, Adele
  • Vice, Miranda Lambert
  • It’s Different for Girls, Elle King and Dirks Bentley
  • Just Breakup with Him, Old Dominion
  • Somewhere on a Beach, Dirks Bentley
  • Someone that You Used to Know, Gotea
  • Blue Ain’t Your Color, Keith Urban
  • Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
  • Sit Still and Look Pretty, Daya
  • Mean, Taylor Swift
  • (Take Away this) Ball and Chain, Social Distortion
  • Better Man, Little Big Town

Yeah, it’s a long list, but there are twelve months in a year and I was going through a rediscovery of country music at the time (can you tell?) so it’s a little mix of everything.

Some of the songs are when I felt down, jilted, used and tossed away. Others are on those days that I felt that I had finally made it over the last big hurdle, feeling stronger and ready to walk off into the sunset with a smile…and when that was usually wrong, I went back to the first group.

I’ve belted out some of these while driving alone, and with my kids. I’ve sobbed to a few – definitely alone in my car. But it’s the soundtrack to my life in 2016.

I’m hoping that 2017 has a much better selection for me to choose from, songs with hope and happiness and promise of a big, wonderful future. Verses about moving on.

I did hear Helen Reddy’s “I am Woman” at the car wash the other day, followed by Carly Simon’s “You’re so Vain”.

I think I’m making a new list for 2017 already 🙂


15 thoughts on “On a happier note…

    • I would have to say my absolute favorite, that I think hits close to home with how different our expectations were of our relationship, would be “Sit Still and Look Pretty”. But, currently, my favorite is “Better Man”, it’s as if someone was reading my mind, or watching my life with him, when they wrote it. Sad, but true.


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