I created this for a challenge over at scrapjazz.com. It was to create a page with the theme "Soundtrack of Your LIfe." You could interpret that any way you wanted. I decided to journal about decades in my life and describe what songs/bands/themes of music that I think would have "played" had my life been a movie. Thanks for looking!!
The journaling states:
Sometimes when I am driving or walking, I think about what the soundtrack would be if songs were playing in the background 24/7. I know that with each decade of my life, the type of music would be different.
In my teens, the songs would be filled with sadness and angst. Heavy metal ballads were my favorites. Bands like Def Leppard, Dokken and Bon Jovi blared from my boom box.
The music in my early twenties would be depressing. I was “finding myself” during this time. “Dust In the Wind” by Kansas or “Trouble Me” by the 10,000 Maniacs or anything by The Cure might be playing in the background.
As for my late twenties, early thirties,
the songs would be more mellow. Bands like U2 or Green Day would be blaring from my radio during this period of time. There would be a mix of songs that contained upbeat and some thoughtful lyrics.
As for my late 30’s, the music would be characterized as “angry music,” as Charlotte calls it. Evanescence, Muse, AFI, My Chemical Romance would be playing in the background. These songs would not be because I was particularly angry but fit the determination I have felt to accept myself.
Who knows what music will be playing now that I am 40. I am at peace and pretty much accept myself, warts and all. Maybe I will write my own songs!!