Let me tell you about 2015.
Happy almost New Year to you! Yesterday, my mom read something off of Facebook along the lines of “The week between Christmas and New Year’s I don’t know what time of day it is, who I am, or what I’m supposed to be doing” and that is pretty spot on. It feels great to be home after a long three weeks wrapping up the semester, and a wonderful but stupendously busy week visiting family and celebrating Christmas in Kentucky – but to be honest, after all of that, I really don’t have a clue what day it is anymore, my sleep schedule is all out of whack, and I just finished reading the last Harry Potter book in like 24 hours just because I could.
It’s not all unproductive fun though, I promise! This week I finished up the journal I’ve kept all semester. I like measuring spans of time in terms of my journals – it’s interesting to see how quick I fill one up, what went down in my life during that time, and how I look back on it later. Since I started this journal at the very beginning of the fall semester and finally filled it up Sunday evening, it’s covered a lot of ground with me – essentially a third of my year.
That realization, coupled with the impending holiday, prompted me to look back on my year as a whole. And just like I appreciate the way I can use my journals as a lens to look back at the past, I love the way music describes the details of my life. I love the way lyrics put into words how I’m feeling better than I ever could, and I love the way I get to know music based on what God’s doing in my life and in my heart.
I’ve learned a lot this year, about who I am as a person, what I want out of life, and best of all, who and how I am in the world as a daughter of God and what He wants out of my life – plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans for my good and His glory. I’ve learned that my story is not THE story. So instead of sharing stories with this blog post, I want to share songs – the ones that charted the course of my year.
Here are my top 10 songs of 2015.