Music Mondays: New Chapter Edition

am working on things other than myriad song lists. I’ve got some up and coming posts that are actually writing related (confronting stereotypes, handling criticism, more exercises) in an effort to bring this blog back into line with its description. Sadly, it’s been one of those seasons where I can’t seem to wrangle my thoughts into anything coherent.

To be honest, my work situation has shifted again and is just short of driving me bonkers. The job’s been shaky for the last two years, though before this autumn I had some decent hope that we’d make it. Now, things are dire. And I waffle between wanting the company I’m with to pull through (because I really love what I’ve been doing these last few years) and wanting things to crash and burn so I can mourn and move on. (Though moving on in this economy will probably take a while.)

This limbo period is not great for my mental health and it’s wreaking havoc on my creativity, leaving me with more desire to play in other people’s sand boxes (getting married and raising children in Skyrim, saving Gotham in Arkham City) than my own.

And this leaves me even further frustrated since I feel that I should have the mental wherewithal to keep on with storytelling even as other things go to pot. (Which I’ve never really been able to do. So I’m not sure why I persist in insisting on feeling like I should.)

But, I digress. Here’s this week’s play list. All about new chapters. New beginnings. (Some a little more destructive than others.) Moving on. Second chances. I’m seeking motivation in music.

What are your go-to motivational songs?

1. Start Another Story – Emilie Autumn
2. Sunny Came Home – Shawn Colvin
3. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
4. Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen
5. Second Chance – Shinedown

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4 thoughts on “Music Mondays: New Chapter Edition

  1. I think to me it really depends on the moment and what I'm going through … usually it's random songs .. either really popular and overplayed but get to me.. or new finds that are extremely special… e.g. Safe and Sound – TS and Two Worlds – Christie DuPree

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