Adulthood–the most recent change in my life.
At first I thought it was scary. I suddenly had all these responsibilities and all these privileges, I hardly knew what to do. But it’s also really exciting. Childhood is over and, while I still have many mistakes left to make, my life is really just starting.
And since music really speaks to me, I decided to share this playlist I made a while back with a few songs that describe the mixed feelings about adulthood that I’ve had this past year.
Here’s the playlist, and if you scroll down, I wrote down the reasons that I put each song on the playlist.
College Kids by Relient K–I added this song to the playlist when I was feeling a lot of pressure from my family (and myself) to start my college education even though I wasn’t 100% certain of what I wanted to do.
Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots-
-of course there’s a tøp song I really identified with this song a couple months back when adulthood was looming but not quite here yet. I just wanted to be a kid again.
Hall of Fame by The Script–“you can be the greatest, you can be the best…” I like the theme of this song, telling you that you can be anything.
The Middle by Jimmy Eat World–This has always been one of my favorites, but the line “just be yourself, it doesn’t matter if it’s good enough for someone else” describes the lesson I’ve learned that I have to be my own person and not live up to other’s expectations. .
Back Home by Owl City–I may be taking a new path, but I do have a home, whether it be a physical building, the people who are close to me, or the memories that will always stay with me.
House of Gold by Twenty One Pilots–this song just makes me feel happy, though it’s a little sad if you pay attention to the lyrics.
It’s Not Right for You by The Script–“you’ve got one life to love what you do” This inspired me when I decided what I wanted to study for college.
On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons–this past year has been a high point and this song makes me feel like it’s never going to end.
Best Day of My Life by American Authors–this song is my happy song. I️ hear it once and the rest of my day cannot be ruined.
Luck by American Authors–this song also makes me happy, and reminds me that I don’t have to do what everyone wants me to do.
Welcome to My Life by Simple Plan–once again, a happy sounding song that’s kinda depressing. I’m not 100% certain why I added this song.
The Nights by Avicii–This song encourages me to live while I’m young, cause I don’t want to have regrets when I’m older.
I will continue to add to this playlist and listen to it when I’m feeling down or stressed out.
Ha. twenty one pilots reference. And I hope it can provide some encouragement to the rest of you out there.
until next time,