Lyrics, to me, can say exactly how I am feeling. They can take me to an emotional place instantly. I feel my mood change. I feel my body change. It's insane. There are so many gifted writers and singers out there. I wish I was one of them. I have found lately though that my emotions get a little too out of control with certain songs. Well, almost any song that has meaningful lyrics. You'd think I was a hormonal pregnant woman! (And I am most definitely NOT!)
In classic Nicole fashion, I am going to go to an extreme. (My therapist would frown up that. Good thing I'm not in therapy right now). ;) I am going on a music fast. I started about a week ago, and I am loving it! I am only listening to instrumental and classical music with a few hymns mixed in. I love Pandora for that reason. I have compiled an AWESOME instrumental station. You can check it out here:
Nicole's Instrumental Station
It is helping my life quiet down. I still feel emotion when I listen (don't worry Melissa), but it is less dramatic and/or extreme as with music with lyrics. The emotions don't linger either, or maybe I just don't dwell on them.
Time will tell how this experiment goes. I don't have specific goals or a timeline, so I will just wing it. That's how I roll anyways. ;)