Hello, my lovely people!
It’s unbelievable that tomorrow is the last day of 2018. This year has been an absolute whirlwind of emotions for me, so (if we’re being totally honest) I’m kind of ready for it to be a closed chapter.
2018 was a hard year for a lot of us.
Personally throughout the year, I experienced grief and loss in the most painful manner I ever have, and that characterized this year for me. I watched people that I love experience some painful things as well. I experienced heartbreak. I had to have some really difficult conversations. I was let down by people who I care about. I had a lot of days where I felt like I was just hitting my head against a brick wall. I experienced a lot of sadness, anger, pain, and disappointment.
2018 was full of growth, though.
Despite all of the challenges and painful experiences, I managed to make it through, and think that I grew a ton. I learned a lot about myself: what I like about myself and what I don’t, and what I want out of my life and the people in it. I did a lot of things for people out of great love; sometimes it wasn’t very smart, but I did it anyway. I put a lot of work into relationships; new, old, and recovered alike. I messed up, but I learned from my mistakes. I did a lot of things that scared me, and I’m really proud of that.
The biggest constant this year has been the music in my ears.
Anyone who knows me know that I have a playlist for everything. Happy? There’s a playlist for that. Need a good cry? There’s a playlist for that. In the mood to dance? There’s a playlist for that. Here’s a link to my Spotify so you can browse through all of the playlists yourself! In true Indira style, I thought we could end this year off with a playlist.
These are the songs that I listened to when I was feeling in need of a boost. These are the songs that helped me through the tough times, both large and small.
These are the songs that make me smile. They all either have a beautiful personal memory behind them, or they have an infectious beat (or both).
These are the songs that were my top picks for the many dance parties that I had around my apartment, both alone and with my friends. Yeah, I danced to them at parties too, but kitchen dance parties are always more fun, and trust me, I had many of those this year.
These are the songs that I listened to when I was angry. They’re the perfect material for one of those shower singing (realistically, more like screaming, but we’re gonna call it singing) sessions after a bad day.
These are the songs that I turned to when I needed a good cry, or simply for my sadness to be understood and vocalized.
These are the love songs that I really liked this year. Despite all of the negativity flooding my life this year, I definitely also felt a lot of love in very different senses. These are some of my favorite songs about love, whatever the capacity.
Well, that’s all I have for you! I hope you all have an absolutely lovely 2019 full of happiness, love, and growth. I can’t wait to share it with you!
With so much love,
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