5. Soundtrack of My Life
I used to think I was very “into” music when I was younger, but it sort of turns out that actually, I am simply very affected by music. Music significantly buoys me up (even ostensibly “Sad” music), and I feel a very deep-seated need to listen to music every day. That being said, my actual musical exposure is really fairly limited. I tend to cling very tightly to a small selection of artists and songs, and cycle through them with fair frequency.
That being said, I don’t know that my life has a soundtrack. I can tell you what I’ve been cycling through most frequently most recently, though.
“Toss a Coin to Your Witcher,” a capella cover by Peter Hollens
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” a capella cover by Pentatonix
“Believer,” Imagine Dragons
“Eliezer’s Waltz,” Disparition
“I’m the Guy Who Sucks Plus I Got Depression,” Satellite High
“Ring of Keys,” Fun Home OBC
“Bremen,” Pig Pen Theatre Co.
In a move that is as shocking to me as I’m sure it would be to anyone else who knew me (if they actually knew I was doing this, that is), I am submitting three of my sketches to be a featured in a local art show elevating and showcasing the work of “womxn and femmes,” and I am terrified and thrilled in equal measure. This is a big step for me, and taking myself seriously/valuing myself as a creative individual. I’m not sure if this is a truly “open call,” or if there is a selection process, but the sheer act of putting myself “out there” for wider consumption is huge for me, and I am incredibly excited to be doing it. It makes the whole endeavor feel realer, somehow; like I’m doing this for a reason (psst, I know that “it makes me happy” is a completely valid reason for doing something creative, because of course it is. But there will always be a certain sweetness to a particular kind of external validation; it might not be necessary, but it sure is a treat).
Can I also point out that this is a bucket list item? I’m so happy to be making some progress on some of my goals, even if it’s not as much or as consistent as I’d hoped. At least I don’t feel like I’m standing still.
Anyway, I had a few logistical questions before I went ahead with submissions, but if they don’t answer me by lunch time tomorrow, I’m just going forward with the submission as I had intended (I mostly wanted to know how we should submit our work, via attachment or link or etc. etc., but I can attach and if that’s not kosher, they can let me know and I’ll resubmit). I’m really excited.
Tomorrow is Friday! I’m pumped. Let’s all get into bed early, get super cozy, and start tomorrow refreshed, okay?