As someone who doesn’t subscribe to the New Year shenanigans, I’ve been having a very deeply emotional and basic New Year’s Eve. The traditions such as, eating black eyed peas, making New Year’s Resolutions, watching the ball drop, or eating 12 grapes while sitting underneath a table (just learned about this one a few days ago) haven’t ever resonated with me.
However, this year is different.
A year of transformation, death, release, and rebirth that I can confidently say, we’ve all experienced.
I’ve sat here all day, processing every climax I experienced this year in my relationships, career, and self. Looking back at every photo/video in my camera roll (a task I often avoid) and reading every journal entry. The release is overflowing and I’m able to feel it all again. Replaying the memories in my mind and thinking of how I would handle them differently now. Accepting where I was mentally in those moments, and forgiving myself.
Then, this proceeds to turn into another journal entry, but this one is written from an encouraging, motivating and positive perspective. Diving into the experiences and challenges I want to call in this year – sound familiar?
So here I am, having my silly little traditional American New Years Celebration.
The icing on my shiny little New Year’s cake is listening to my Spotify top songs for the year. Attempting to encapsulate what this whole year was into a Instagram reel, Tik Tok, or even a 5 hour and 46 minute playlist still isn’t enough – but maybe you can feel with me while listening to some of my favorite songs that got me through 2022.
Messages in the Music
Happy New Year from me to you. If you are someone who doesn’t subscribe to New Year’s shenanigans like me, maybe it’s time you create some traditions of your own. I know my yearly playlist is something I will continue for years to come!
The entire playlist, for your listening pleasure. What are some songs that got you through?