There’s something rough about the end of summer. No, it isn’t because the long, lazy days of sitting on a beach or being lakeside are slipping away from me. I’m not chasing the warmth of the sun, longing for a glass of ice cold lemonade to sip while enjoying good books. I’m not even longing for warm nights perfect for eating ice cream under the stars or stealing kisses in the final moments of a summer romance.
The end of summer sucks my very soul from my body and leaves me an empty shell of a human being.
If you remember last year, I was in the midst of feeling completely and utterly lost and downtrodden about pretty much everything. And this year? Well, I don’t feel that much better.
Summer, what are you doing to me? I feel like I lose all sense of myself during this season. I let everything go, throw caution to the wind and come September 1, I don’t recognize the girl I am anymore.
Maybe it’s all just part of being me – part of some subconscious annual cycle I go through every year for who knows what reason. Maybe I’m just crazy. I’m not really sure.
But one thing I do know is that when all else fails, I live by these lyrics:
When you can’t get through it, you can listen to it
And, much like last summer, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing – listening to it. I’ve been throwing songs that speak to me onto a playlist, checking repeat and pushing play.
(It’s like I think if I listen to these songs that reflect my emotions enough, I’ll somehow snap myself out of it.)
So today, I thought I’d share that little playlist with you – one I have semi-lovingly dubbed my Titanic playlist because it’s what I listen to when I feel like I’m hopelessly going down with no rescue:
What are some of your when-you-can’t-get-through-it songs?
I’d love to hear your picks and what makes them your favorite. A certain lyric or verse? Share them in the comments below.
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