SOTD 2021!

For the last few years, I have been trying to record a song for each day.

It is partially to help me remember the songs that I hear and love, but also part of a larger plan to help me pull out positives in a day, every day, when I was going through a difficult time.

(I initially started this by trying to record 3 Good Things each day. It meant that I ended up looking for the positive, not the negative in a day. As well as meaning that I did things specifically so that I could ‘count’ them. An excellent suggestion Aunt M!)

For 2021, I have decided to continue sharing them here. Hopefully a little more reliably.

Comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated 🙂

  • There aren’t really any rules – it just has to be a song that I have heard that day or had a strong reaction to.
  • If I hear a song multiple times in a week or on two or three consecutive days, I tend to end up picking that too.
  • And if I haven’t found anything meaningful in a day, I will ask for recommendations from family or friends.

2021 – SOTD – Week 22

I’m still full of cold – clearly a bit more run down/relieved to have some normalcy restored than I had suspected. More importantly though, this was also the week when the sun started to shine again – in what felt was the first time in forever!

2021 – SOTD – Week 15

Ummm, over a month behind now. It’s because I’ve been out having fun! How very dare I!! Mind you, I do feel more settled when I am able to reflect and blog and there hasn’t been much of that recently. Will try and get caught up this week and then back into business by next!

2021 – SOTD – Week 14

Posting without much by means of comments, again, as I am still so far behind.  Some week though, you can clearly see what sort of a mood I was in. Other weeks are just…weird! This one was particularly absent rhyme or reason (in relation to my choices anyway!).  

2021 – SOTD – Week 13

Whoops, I’ve had this sat here semi-prepped for at least three weeks now. Given we are into week 18 now, you’ll likely understand why I’m getting this up and out as quickly as possible with no comments!

2021 – SOTD – Week 12

Perpetually a fortnight behind myself!! Grr! As the weather has started to improve, I’m noticing an uptick in more cheery pop songs in the SOTD. I guess they’re easier to hear or pop out more when they aren’t at war with the environment!  This month has been a long and I can’t deny, I’m looking … Continue reading 2021 – SOTD – Week 12

2021 – SOTD – Week 11

Decided to get all caught up this evening and worry about actually thinking of something to say till tomorrow. Everyone else is getting that Friday feeling around mid-Wednesday, right? Can’t just be me.

2021 – SOTD – Week 10

For some reason, I seem to be consistently a fortnight behind myself when it comes to this! Apologies.  So – sans comments, here you go!

2021 – SOTD – Week 9

Thank Heavens February has ended! Still, I’m able to head out most evenings for a stroll and even managed a visit to the allotment so woo hoo!

2021 – SOTD – Week 8

Two in one week! And I’m still a week behind – that’s right – we’re officially onto double digit weeks in 2021! This was one of those weird weeks where the vast majority of songs just happen to be from earlier phases in my life. Quite good fun but oooof, how can the 90’s be … Continue reading 2021 – SOTD – Week 8

2021 – SOTD – Week 7

A fortnight behind again! Eek! Once again, I’m staring at dates thinking – 14th of February – shouldn’t that ring a bell? But this month being what it was… Le sigh. 

Kill The Monster – Insane Animals

As promised yesterday. Today has been exhausting. Meetings for 6 hours!!! is too many meetings. Got a walk in though, Pilates for the first time in YEARS with X and caught up with D’elle. So…this isn’t a cheat blog, it’s totally a real informative post.

2021 – SOTD – Week 6

This was that week that I have no recollection of – I mean, I could always read my own blog posts but come on!

Twitter reminded me of this gem this morning

In 1998, at the Grammies, Luciano Pavarotti was scheduled to perform one of his best loved songs – Nessun Dorma. Unfortunately, he took ill and was advised to rest. And then the Queen of Soul stepped in. Absolutely gorgeous!

2021 – SOTD – Week 5

Time is doing that weird thing again. I was dreading tonight thinking I was WEEKS behind myself but no…it’s just that the days are oddly longer now.  Nothing is happening and it’s taking ages.  Still, the days are getting longer, I’m hopeful that perhaps the snow might bugger off soon and … ummmm… other warm … Continue reading 2021 – SOTD – Week 5

2021 – SOTD – Week 4

This was not an easy week to focus on much of anything, but I’m glad to have persevered as I think my musical choices have been very eclectic!!

2021 – SOTD – Week 3

This week has been such a sorrowful one in my world. I’m feeling all the feelings and my routines are helping but nothing will ever be right again until I can go home and hug my people (and the ones here obviously). Today was a particularly low one and I really appreciated my attempt to … Continue reading 2021 – SOTD – Week 3

2021 – SOTD – Week 2

Cold, wet, snow and all the grouchiness that brings. Still, we are inching every closer to longer days – think by the end of the week, it’ll be about 2mins 50 seconds longer each day! Despite the snow (which left me housebound for two days), I’ve walked a lot this week, even venturing out to … Continue reading 2021 – SOTD – Week 2

2021 – SOTD – Week 1

Is 2021 over yet? Ok, I’m not quite there yet but what a hectic week! How can so much have occurred here and globally in such a short span of time.

SOTD – Beautiful Ghosts – Taylor Swift

On a whim, I set myself a Twitter watchalong challenge to watch Cats this evening. It’s been an experience. I have thoughts. And a persistent internal scream ‘WHHHHHHY????’ However, the original song by Taylor Swift fits beautifully into the musical so I’ve picked it as my SOTD.