Life has felt pretty heavy lately. We’re nearing the six-month mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, which means it’s been almost six months since my kids were in school, I was able to do my job as it is meant to be done, we’ve been able to travel…the list goes on and on.
And now that the upcoming school year is upon us, we’re facing hard decisions that will determine what our lives will look like in the second half of this insane year. There is bad news every day, the state of our current government is terrifying, and everything is uncertain.
I’ve also been listening to Taylor Swift’s new album folklore on repeat, which — as INCREDIBLE as it is — doesn’t do much in the way of lifting my spirits. It’s a work of art, but it is a moody and contemplative work of art that has definitely elicited some tears.
All of that to say: I was in dire need of some serious self-care this weekend. That meant *finally* getting some alone time (since during the week while my husband is at work, I’m with my children for 10+ hours/day), and using the first few minutes of said alone time to create a fresh playlist.
I made this playlist in Spotify so that I could share it with you in case you are in need of some soul-soothing as well. Check it out here, and let me know if it has the same calming/mood-boosting effect on you that it’s had on me.
If nothing else, this playlist will give you an excellent overview of my musical taste ;) What are some of the songs that are boosting your mood right now? Bonus points if you can point me to a playlist (Spotify or Apple Music) because I’ll take all the help I can get in these pandemic times.