I think an interesting thing about being a blogger and reading blogs is that about 95% of the blogs you read and write are about happy stuff. It’s rare that bloggers write about the bad things that happen to them. Usually, it’s about vacations they want to take, advice they want to give, outfits they wore, etc.
When I sat down to write this post, I wasn’t in a good place. I just had a breakdown at work because I’m going through yet another quarter-life crisis. I always feel like I’m stuck, but my brain is going in a million different directions. I wasn’t in a good place, and I felt like there was nothing that could pull me out of it. I’m so lucky to have Jon who just sat there with me and let me cry on his chest and my puppies who showered me with kisses.
I’ve never been the kind of person who can be instantly pulled out of a bad or sad mood. It’s usually a combination of things, and yesterday, what I needed was a good cry with my boyfriend, love from my dogs, laughs while watching Friends, a lot of good food, clips from Lip Sync Battle, and a lot of sad music.
Ironically, sad music makes me feel better sometimes because I feel like the songs are speaking to me. It’s like someone out there gets it, and they’re singing it to me. These are a few songs that helped pull me out of my sad mood yesterday.
PERFECT – HEDLEY
// I’m not perfect, but I keep trying cause that’s what I said I would do from the start.
BOSTON – AUGUSTANA
// You don’t know me, you don’t even care…I think I’ll start a new life, I think I’ll start it over, where no one knows my name.
HIDE – A FRIEND IN LONDON
// I’m so tired now. Gonna go lay down, gonna hide in my bed until everything safe and, I might never wake up. I blew it all, I’ll never wake up. Gonna hide in my bed until everything is safe and the sun comes up again.
WHEN IT RAINS – PARAMORE
// And when it rains, on this side of town it touches, everything.
RIVERS AND ROADS – THE HEAD AND THE HEART
// If you don’t know what to make of this, then we will not relate.
COUGH SYRUP – YOUNG THE GIANT
// If I could find a way to see this straight, I’d run away to some fortune that I, I should have found by now
BAD DAY – DANIEL POWTER
(It wouldn’t be a sad song playlist without this one.)
// You’re faking a smile with the coffee you go. You tell me your life’s been way off line. You’re falling to pieces every time.
I have a whole playlist of songs that I like to listen to when I’m having a bad day. The songs cover a number of bases – feeling lost, feeling lonely, feeling worthless, relationships, etc. It’s called “Pity Party,” and you can listen to it here.
What songs do you listen to when you’re feeling down?