My Top 10 Songs of 2016

Once upon a time, I felt like absolute shit. Face in hands, collapsed onto someone that I trusted very much, I cried my soul out. Drenched in tears (and snot), the person lifted my head off his shoulders, looked into my eyes and recognised the surrender that curled up in front of him. He was wise enough not to prod around with “what’s wrong?” or “it’s going to be okay” and instead he simply began fiddling with his phone. Too distracted to care, I can honestly say that it was pure surprise I felt as I heard Bob Marley – Don’t Worry Be Happy play. A chuckle automatically found its way out of me and he smiled.

He convinced me that music influenced mindsets and that mindsets changed moods. Not only was he right, he also got me into Spotify. I had Spotify premium for just under a year and it was great. For various reasons I’ve now cancelled my subscription and to mark the end of my Spotify premium era, I’ve decided to blog about my 10 most influencial songs of this year.

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That Time I Slept at a Train Station

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Manarola – The night I was convinced to stay another night.

When I was in high school I wanted to be a professional photographer. I could literally spend hours on end taking, then editing photos of just about anything. It comes as no surprise that when we were required to complete a week of work experience; each and every photography studio within a 30km radius of my home received an email from me.

The amazing Blue Murder Studios ended up being kind enough to take me onboard and it was over these 5 days with them that I slowly began to realise something for myself: you can take thousands of photos and still not get the right shot. Good shots are good shots because they have stories behind them. They provoke.

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Dear Future Brigitte

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Dear future Brigitte,

I hope that you’re at least 30 years old before you read this. If you’re reading this and you’re any younger than 30 (you probably are) then I want you to stop right now. Good things come to those who wait.

You need to stop being so impatient, things don’t happen overnight. They take time (which sucks) but hey, most of the best things in life don’t come easy but sure as hell are worth the wait.

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