August 29, 2011

Mamavation Monday: Soundtrack In My Head

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I don’t listen to music a lot. That’s really CycleGuy’s thing. Babygirl is a music girl. She is her father’s daughter in that sense. I can spend the day at home in complete silence.

When CycleGuy and BabyGirl are home there is always music in the background. The weird thing is that there is usually music running through my mind. And I get giddy when certain people call my phone because I love hearing the ring tones. To be honest, there are times I’ll let it go to voicemail because I’m singing along.

Music is so important. It connects us to people and places. It motivates and calms. And it can get us to do things we otherwise wouldn’t. Like, Zumba. I would not normally do aerobics. I don’t get it. I can’t do the combinations or move in the right direction. To me it’s like exercise square dancing. All the yelling and directions. Then there is the inability to hear the music.

But for as much as music isn’t in my bones, it’s in my head. I love music even though I can’t remember who sang what or who’s who these days. I would never win a contest if it was about music. Luckily, CycleGuy is my personal DJ. He takes the music I’m thinking about and creates playlists to help me get moving, motivated.

I’m really fortunate that my husband is supportive and encouraging. And I love him even more for knowing what music exists in my head and creating playlists for me. He is always willing to help me find motivation to exercise and get moving. Then again, he knows how important music is to keep you going.

 

Sara

{ 7 comments }

V Demetros August 29, 2011 at 9:34 am

I love silence, but I have always had a love of music, especially when I’m sharing it with my daughter. I find it’s a great way to communicate with her on a level she appreciates. Plus, it’s a great way to set a mood. Nice for you that you have someone to choose the music for you.

Sara August 29, 2011 at 9:46 am

I think silence is under-rated! You’re so right that music is a great way to connect and communicate with our kids (and others too). I’d be a lost cause if it weren’t for the playlists that magically appear for me.

Katrina - @craftsbykatie August 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Sometimes I need silence. Other times, I need music. Music has always been a part of my life and a part of our home. It’s given me a great way to connect with my oldest son.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life August 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Even though I’m a trained musician, I rarely have music on in the house. With a busy 4 year old and a husband, I LOVE the silence (when it actually happens!) And I don’t run with music. I like the quietness and the sounds of nature. That said, music is an awesome motivator. Use it when you need it 🙂

Megan @mnmspecial August 29, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I feel like you and I must be music sisters! My husband always has music playing and one of my daughters sings constantly. I’ll admit I can go with silence.

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang August 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I am a music lover! I have to have a tune on….

TishaMarie September 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Reminds me of Ally McBeal, but I get it. I too have music in my head, ad a different theme song for different times in my life. Keep up the good work with whatever music you have!!!

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