This summer represents change in my life. It seems as if yearly I go through this giant process that involves some big transition, like relocating or deciding to pursue a masters degree. Last summer I graduated college and had the intention to take a year off, but instead I packed my bags and moved from California to the DC area.
Within the next month everything I've worked to build on the East Coast I plan to abandon in the hopes that the new opportunities will lead me to live more happily on a day to day basis. I don't entirely regret my move to DC, I love the city and the opportunities that are available here, but I wouldn't be completely truthful in saying that I never find myself thinking about how I've put myself in a terrible situation.
I moved to DC with no job, no friends and no clue about how hard a transition of this size could be. I wouldn't say I'm homesick, but I definitely call my friends in tears a bit too often. I miss being able to walk to their apartments to just sit and watch TV, I absolutely hate the hour long commute home every day, and the cost of living is higher than I could have imagined.
This summer though I am finally signing a lease for an apartment in one of my favorite neighborhood in Washington DC, I'm quitting the job that often leaves me feeling frustrated at the end of the day and hopefully starting a new job that will align more with my career goals.
I based my playlist on what I would like to hear as I shift from the life I settled for here in DC to the one I've worked my butt of for the past year. Moving from a group house in the city outskirts to my very own apartment in the heart of DC plus taking the risk of quitting a job I never loved that much anyways is about to completely change my day to day satisfaction.
These are some of the songs I'll be listening to as I pack up the few belongings I've collected and load up the moving truck. Most of them have been out for a while but you know a song is good when you listen to it long past it playing on the radio. I made my best attempt to limit the selection, but I promise each and every one is worth giving a listen to. Hope you find at least one new song to love!
I'm actually linking up with a few other girls, so head on over to their blog to see what songs they recommend you add to your summer playlist.
I'd love to hear what your songs of the summer are, so feel free to drop me some suggestions below!