It's grey and gloomy and I'm trying not to let my mood match. I've always been in awe of how music can wield such power over my mood. My therapist, during a very stressful time, once set me 'homework' to listen to music, specifically music of a variety of moods. She wanted me to open myself up to feeling everything instead of shutting down and going numb. Music has always been a great therapy for me and making these playlists for the blog has been a great way to express my feelings through music each week. So, if you're interested in psychoanalysis you can try to decipher my music choices and see inside my twisted brain. Or if you're like me you'll prefer just listening and enjoying the music with a cup of tea, a little escape from the world without any psychoanalysis.
'Music is the shorthand of emotion.' - Leo Tolstoy
This week's mix has no theme - it's just a mish-mash of everything I've liked the sound of. Although hidden within the playlist is the song I listened to on repeat while writing my first chapter. I only put a song on repeat when I am in the midst of some very intense writing and I always choose very carefully, match the song to the writing. This time I ended up using the song as mental refresh, singing along whenever I needed a break from thinking. And I mean really singing along - I would belt it out from my desk.