Forget New Chapters, This One's a New Book

Que David Bowie's "Changes" to set the mood.

The past two years have not been solid, calm years.  They've been stressful, heartbreaking, full of tears years.  The world turned upside down and just as I started to adjust to the gravity, it flipped itself back around.

Today, however, is a touchable moment in time I can point to and say "This is where it all changes."  I wish I could say I was scared, but I'm not.  I'm not happy but content enough to leave behind the last two years.  I am slightly discouraged in the way I had to run as fast as I could to slam the door.  I learned long ago that the plans you make often blow up in your face, but I didn't even have the chance to make plans before everything exploded.

Mood Music: 10 Songs to Remind You to Just Do You

Sometimes you just need a pick me up when life has kicked you down a time or two.

This is a list of ten songs that (sometimes sarcastically) remind me life's tough but you've got to keep on keepin' on and just do you.

You Get What You Give - New Radicals


Quotable Lyrics: 
The whole damn world can fall apart
You'll be okay, follow your heart

Sharing is Caring, Unless It's Your Sadness on Social Media


The results are in: what you see on social media affects your mood.  Last year, Facebook controversially altered 700,000 users feeds, filtering only positive images/posts or negative ones and gauged how this affected the users who viewed them.  And. It. Did.

If our mood is so easily influenced by how others think and feel, then why are we sharing so much of our misery?  What does it say about us if we spend more time whining about the rain ruining our planned trip to the park than genuinely enjoying the time we still get to spend with our family, even if it takes place indoors?  

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