I jumped in the car after dropping Josh off at daycare, and the perfect song was on the radio. A blink 182 song from back in the day. (Dam* It…to be exact) I turned the knob on my volume WAYYY up. Until that very moment that the song came on I was tired.
I rolled down the windows. I let the sun shine in my face. 40-something degrees…whoohoo! Positive thoughts and feelings paraded through me.
I sang my little heart out. This was my jam! I Snapchatted myself singing the song to multiple friends.
Yes, I am 14.
Memories flooded through my mind. I thought of Nancy. This was our song. I remembered how we would drive around and sing this song laughing, without one care in the world. High school memories came back, and I was just so, so happy. Nancy and I used to sing so boisterously in the car, windows down and smiles wide. We would do hysterical dances at every red light. We never cared who was watching.
I am not going to lie, we have done it in our adult lives too. Who wants to grow up? Not us. I am thinking we need a girl’s date soon just for this purpose. I am in need of some Nancy fun.
Did you ever realize how a song can bring so much joy to your day? It can completely change your mood and hype you up. A song can completely take you back in time, and change your state of mind.
I pulled into the parking lot of work, and I thought I’ve got this. It’s going to be the best day ever.