As usual, as my birthday grows closer; I notice that I tend to grow distant. Typically, so many thoughts run through my mind. How old I’m going to be, where I am in my life (my actual location, as well as with the goals I’ve set for myself). And, as always, I tend to feel that I’ve made no progress.
Everything goes downhill from there. Self-doubt seeps in because I haven’t made it out of a state that serves no purpose, nor does it aid, in helping me get to where I want to be. No opportunities for my career of choice.
As I creep closer to thirty, I feel like more of a ‘failure’ than I actually am.
If I can be real with myself, in this aspect, I’ve done a lot more than I like to give myself credit for.
As I approach my 28th birthday at the end of this month (August), I’ve decided to create a playlist not only for you all dropping by MyPenWritesNice.com, but for myself as well.
A love letter [in musical form], a letter of appreciation, a letter of approval. A letter expressing all the things that I wish I could tell myself each and every day of my life; words, melodies, and soothing voices to remind myself that yes, we all have our ups and downs. Some days are good, some are bad. Things in life don’t always go as planned, but giving up is never ever an option.
Most importantly, as one song is aptly titled; a note to BREATHE.
I hope that you all enjoy these fifteen songs as much as I do, and I hope that a few, if not all of them, give you the same feelings of inspiration and motivation that I gather from them. I hope they all help to you find some semblance of peace within. 🙂