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Songs of My Life: April 2017

April, the month, saw the birth of April the Giraffe’s baby. Finally. Yes, I stalked the internet waiting for that giraffe to be born. April also had my head in a fucking god damn tizzy. I swung back and forth between “fucking hostile” and “fucking crying”. Finally, toward the end of the month, I landed…

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Songs of My Life: March 2017

I’m not sure what the rhyme or reason was behind the music of March. Listening I would feel the theme would be “X” and then a song and half later, I’d find myself saying, “no it’s Y”. So I am just going with here are 15 songs that represent me at various points of March…

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Songs of My Life: February 2017

In my journal, I made myself answer the question: What is right about me that I’m not getting? One of the answers that stood out the most was this: “I’m a person with depression and anxieties but I don’t let that stop me from living and experiencing life or loving someone.” Life isn’t packaged in a pretty box…

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Songs of My Life: January 2017

One month down eleven more to go. Not that I’m rushing 2017 through. So far so good. Sitting down and listening to all the songs again, I feel that the theme or message of January was about loving, being there, standing up for what you believe in and never giving up. That’s what I took…

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Songs of My Life: December 2016

December started out on a positive note, fell to shit around the middle, and is ending in a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  <— I think that emoji really could sum up the whole of 2016 along with these 3 letters: WTF. It could definitely sum up the last week of December with the deaths of George Michael, Carrie Fisher,…

Songs of My Life: November 2016

November felt like it moved as slow as molasses on a winter day. There was something askew with November. I felt as I was walking through a haze, a cloud but maybe Lorelei Gilmore said it best in the episode of “Fall” in Gilmore Girls, “I feel like I’m standing still.” I just felt off this…

Songs of My Life: October 2016

Musically, the songs of October were mostly personal notes to myself. Reminders of what I was feeling and that it’s okay to feel it. Notes that reminded me to smile even though “worry and change spun me around and my big old heart has been ripped right out.” Notes that sang that it’s okay to be “here and…