From Rome to Home: A Travelin’ Summer Playlist

Happy Sockin Sunday everyone!

I know…it has been long overdue since I have released a blog post, yet trust me when I say that it has been a terribly busy time of year. From prom, the last day of high school, to exam season, I can happily say that I am entirely in summer mode. For most students, the word summer means working a full-time job at a kids summer camp where sun lotion will become your signature scent for the next eight weeks. For me, this summer is different, this summer I will be exploring Europe.

There are songs that are soundtracks of your life. When they play, you think back to pivotal moments, heartbroken memories, and days filled with joy and love. I intend this summer to be my best one yet, one as if I am on Summer Break. It still has not hit me yet that I will be spending five weeks under the eastern European sun. I have watched every chick flick known to man where they go off, find an Italian lover, and discover who they really are. It is hard not to associate this ideal world with reality. At the end of the day, I do not want a summer of hot men on Vespas and frivolous spending, I want a summer to find out who I really am (oh how cliché!)

Now before you exit out of this page thinking “yeah right a summer of realization,” hear me out for a sec. I have never entirely discovered who I am. I put everyone else values before my own, therefore sculpting who I want to be depending on the occasion. Am I a bad bitch? Maybe…when I wear the right sunglasses. Am I a vintage queen? Only when I hit the racks of Value Village for their 50% off bananzaas. Yet when I go to sleep at night, wearing the same earrings I have worn for the past thirteen years, I question who I am and who I want to be. This question has been puzzling me this entire year actually. Maybe it is the fact that I have been seeing more and more of my friends going off to new places, or discovering that I have committed to a four-year program that will determine what I do for the rest of my life, but no matter what it is…I am curious to find out.

To me, the summer going into university is one of the last times I will be able to pull off a trip this long without the consequences…so why not take a chance and do it?! “Be a risk taker,” as my grade eight English teacher once said.

I cannot wait to see what the world has to offer, and boy am I excited to explore that on my own.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/sockthewalk/playlist/0XERx0mGHBo6oXf8vKEBsL

So here it is. The soundtrack of my summer. I hope you enjoy this odd mix of music as much as I do (and of course I will keep you posted along the way)

Much love,

STW

 

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