Back to School Tunes for the Everyday Grind

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

As of Tuesday of this week,  I am officially a high school Junior! Whew, time flies! It seems like just yesterday I was riding the school bus home and singing "Miss Mary Mack." (I would also spend those bus rides thinking up my very first book ideas.) But, as Ben Rector sings, life keeps moving on. And don't we all need a little playlist of the school bus of life? (That was a bit of a stretch for an analogy, I know.)

Never Gonna Let You Down // Colbie Callait
"Never gonna let you down / Always gonna build you up..." 
Because we all need to heat that sometimes

I Won't Give Up // Jason Mraz
"I won't give up on us..."
Because most of the time, school stinks, and we need motivation

Ophelia // The Lumineers
"You got big plans, and you gotta move..."
Because you should pursue those big plans of yours! Make a move!

East Bound and Down // Jerry Reed
"We're gonna do what they say can't be done / we've got a long way to go and a short time to get there..."
Because you're gonna blow everyone's mind with your vast intelligence, even if you've got a long way to go :)))
[I'm kind of a country music junkie. My apologies to Abbie and Aaliyah.]

Losing You // Tim Halperin
"So darlin' give me something I can hold onto / Let's put this back together / 'fore we come unglued..."
Because you feel like you're losing summer, and you just wanna scream DARLIN' COME BACK.

You Will Find Me // Andrew Ripp
"You wrote the rain / You wrote the sun in / You called my name / I'm tired of running..."
'Cause Jesus is always here for you!!!

Shades of Blue // Ashton Edminster
"All my shades of blue / Go away when I'm with you..."
Because even though sumer is great, fall is coming, and it makes all your shades of blue fade away.

Where I'm Going // Tim Halperin
"I'll be content just waiting for now / I'll take in these emotions while I figure out / Where I'm going..."
Because sometimes waiting is hard, but it's part of life. I promise you'll figure it out.

Thanks for reading, y'all! I may potentially get a little behind schedule this school year, but it's only because I'm taking four AP classes, and all of them have a big workload. Hope everyone's school year goes well! Stay tuned for Colorado Diaries // Episode 4!


  1. Off to listen to ALL THESE SONGS!

  2. Definitely making this a playlist so I can listen to these all the time <3

  3. Ahhh, Jason Mraz and Colbie Cailat! I'm also going to be a junior this year-- be right back as I go over to Spotify and add these songs right now! This is Morning, by the way, from the chat. I've never actually explored your blog before, so this is really really exciting! xD

    xoxo Morning

    1. Hey, Morning! Ahh, thank you so much for checking out my blog! And yay for Junior Year!!