The soundtrack to my life

People always say that they wish they had a soundtrack to their lives. But, if you ask me, we do.

The beginning of most of our soundtracks probably sound pretty similar. Mine is full of almost every Disney song in existence and TV show theme songs like Sesame Street and Barney.

As we get older our soundtracks become more personalized and carry more meaning.

There are songs that will remind you of middle school and dancing around your room with a hair bush microphone. There will also be songs that will remind you of big things in your life like graduating from high school, or little things like driving around with the windows down when you first got your license.

The coolest part about having our own soundtracks is that, although we get to choose some of the songs, a lot of the songs choose us.

There are hundreds of songs on my soundtrack. Some remind me of happy times, some remind me of heartbreak, some remind me of adventures with my best friend and some remind me of friendships that no longer exist. Music has a way of making you feel things. Sad things, happy things, great things.

Your soundtrack is special. No one in the world has the same soundtrack, though they may have a few of the same songs. The unique combination of songs, and the way the same exact line in a song can mean something so drastically different to two different people is something that only music can do, and I think that’s pretty incredible.

If you put together the soundtrack of your life what would be on it?

See a few of the songs on my soundtrack below:

  1. A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Cinderella
  2.  Honey I’m Home – Shania Twain
  3. Bouncing off the Ceiling – A*Teens
  4. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira
  5. Waldorf Worldwide – Good Charlotte
  6. Defying Gravity – Wicked
  7. Days Go By – Keith Urban
  8. Beautiful Soul – Jesse McCartney
  9. When You Look Me in the Eyes – Jonas Brothers
  10. Pocketful of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield
  11. True Friend – Hannah Montana
  12. Today was a Fairytale – Taylor Swift
  13. Before the Storm – Jonas Brothers feat. Miley Cyrus
  14. Love Like Woe – The Ready Set
  15. Come on Get Higher – Matt Nathanson
  16. We’re All In This Together – High School Musical
  17. Wherever I Go – Hannah Montana
  18. If it Means a lot to You – A Day to Remember
  19. Oh Darling – Plug in the Stereo feat.Cady Groves
  20. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
  21. All Too Well – Taylor Swift
  22. Day One – Matthew West

Adulting – Is it even possible?

Adulting (verb), for those of you who would like a definition it is the act of being a real adult, paying all your own bills, living on your own and somewhat having a handle on your life.

Trying to figure out how to be an adult is one of the most difficult things I have ever done in my long (haha) 22 years of life.

I always heard a lot from my parents about how important college was in relation to the rest of my life but no one ever told me that college was the easy part of growing up.

It’s coming up on my one year anniversary of being a college graduate. You would think that would be exciting, but to me it’s like a ticking time bomb.

I never imagined that at 22 this is where I would be, in my parents’ house, working as a legal assistant at a law firm and no closer to moving out than I was 6 months ago.

When I was little I always imagined that by the time I graduated from college I would have an apartment, maybe be engaged, or at least have a boyfriend (LOL) and have my dream job.

Getting a handle on this “adulting” thing has been 5,000 times harder than I ever imagined.

I like to call myself a “fake adult” because I do pay my own bills and have a full time job but I still live in my parents house and I still cringe at the question “What do you want to do?”.

Obviously I have some sort of idea of what I would like to do career wise. After spending 3 1/2 years studying communications I would like to put that knowledge to use, but how?

I’m sure that’s the question almost all recent grads are asking themselves. How do I make something I studied in a classroom into a career?

I bet you thought I would have an answer. I don’t. But I invite you to follow along as I try to figure it out. We can learn how to adult together.