Summer’s Almost Here

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But I’m a Winter kinda gal. If it was a question between being too cold or too hot, I would have always chosen the cold option hands down. The whole argument that you can always layer on more as compared to not being able to keep taking off clothes, still holds strong for me and it’s the point I bring up if the argument begins in a conversation. Maybe it has to do with being self-conscious and feeling much more comfortable covering up instead of wearing less in hot weather. Either way, I hate the stickiness of suncreen and being surrounded in stuffy warm air. I hate ice cream melting down your hands and stinging sunburns. And don’t even get me started on the swarms of flies and mosquitos and bugs.

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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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