Yay, we already made it through the first month of 2018 and it was a super exciting month for me. Lots of new things, the first steps of my → Single Bucket List have been made and right now, I’m pretty sure that 2018 could be a great year (ask me again later, haha!). :)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope you all had a great party yesterday and 2018 started with loads of fun and love and peace and health for you. I had some bad headache yesterday so I spent most of the day in bed and almost missed midnight. Oops! I’d be lying if I told you that I’m not happy that the year is finally over. Let’s just have a look at the last month before I post my recap of 2017. ;)
Me on a train. ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
This year, I finally found a very special new friend: Spotify. This is not an advertisement for Spotify but it has to be told in order to explain my story. ;) So, I’ve always been a huge music lover. Music of all kinds (except for our German “Volksmusik” and “Schlager” and a few genres like “Deutsch-Rap”, which clearly aren’t my thing, but I still like a few German artists, though!) has always fascinated me. My taste in music is extremely wide-spreaded and that’s how my playlists also look like. I have a very soft spot for movie and series scores, especially those from Hans Zimmer (my number one of soundtracks!) and Michael Giacchino (the man who gave → LOST a sound – my personal genius!), I also adore classical music (especially → Claude Debussy and → Camille Saint-Saëns) and I kind of got forever involved with all those Indie sounds that already won my heart during my youth (well, sounds weird to say that cause I actually don’t think I’m not young anymore, haha, but you know what I mean). I also listen to a few hardcore bands (which this year weren’t so much featured in my choice, but I love → August Burns Red and → Bring Me The Horizon!), as well as electronic music (the old → Daft Punk!!) and I also like a few hip hop pieces. Well… I think you get it.
The thing is: I had somehow let my love for music get lost in the last few years. I don’t exactly know why but one reason might also be that I love to listen to music pretty loudly and I felt like in a house with other people living there it wasn’t appropriate to do so. ;) So I still loved to listen to music, but on my iPhone. And I didn’t stop listening to music, I just forgot how much it gives me to always have something going on in the background or taking the time to actually listen – kind of like my own soundtrack (and hell yeah, I wish I had one!).
This year, I finally found my way back to music because of so many reasons and I’m so glad it happened. I’m also glad I found Spotify because that thing is insanely amazing – I found so many new artists thanks to their weekly mixes and suggestions and I’m so thankful for that cause I finally got back to music all day. And it definitely is something I need in order to function the way I’m supposed to. Music makes my life better. ♥
I want to share my favorites of 2017 with you, my personal playlist of my most-played and most-loved tracks of the year. And about some of them, I even got a few words to say. :)
I’m running a little late with my monthly recap but I’m not missing to tell you a little about November before we end this year not only with a December recap but also with my “JahresrückBLOG” (which is a lovely pun in German but won’t work in English), the recap of the year.