Throughout the month of December, I’ll be participating in #reverb12: celebrating the successes of 2012, honoring the challenges of 2012, and planting the seeds for a rich and rewarding 2013. December is the perfect time to reflect on the year that has passed and start to manifest dreams for the new year.
Day 11 – What was music to your ears in 2012, literally or metaphorically?
Music is a huge part of my life! I’ve come to learn that I do my best work (grading, cleaning, working out, etc) when I have music in the background. As someone who’s iTunes collection is so big that I had to buy an external hard drive to house it all so that it didn’t overtake my laptop’s memory, it’s interesting that in 2012, most of the music I’ve listened to wasn’t music that I purchased.
I’ve been really getting into music sites like
- 8tracks where you can listen to pre-made playlists based on mood. Cleaning + upbeat and rain+indie are favorite searches of mine.
- Spotify where you can listen to whole albums from artists you like or you can make playlists to share with friends. I’ve become a big fan of the FitSugar playlists.
- Rock My Run where you can download DJ mixes to match the bpm you want to sync your workout to. I have downloaded tons of Rock My Run mixes and use them to help me get through especially challenging workouts.
My musical tastes are eclectic, but if it’s 80s, alternative, Madonna, or indie pop, you can be it’s in my earphones.