Soundtrack To My Life

This is the Soundtrack To My Life — songs that are in some way meaningful to me. The track could have a monumental significance to me. Or I could just relate to it. Either way, these are the songs that, I hope, when people listen to, will help them understand me a little more. If my life were a movie, this would be the soundtrack. This is the Soundtrack To My Life.

1.) “Don’t Forget To Remember Me” by Carrie Underwood
Before I graduated high school, I told my mom I felt this song fit me perfectly. And being the super mom she is, my mom gave me a map and bible before I left home for college, only making the song more perfect. Let’s just hope it continues to fit.

2.) ”I Turn To You” by Christina Aguilera
If I ever get married, this will be the song for my father-daughter dance.

3.) ”For You I Will” by Monica
My mom dedicated this song to my sister and me when we were younger. Again, if I get married, I will dance to this song with my mom.

4.) “Maybe” by Kelly Clarkson
If you know me at all, you would be the first to say this song was written about me. It’s perfect. Simply perfect. If I had to choose one song to describe me, this one would be it.

5.) “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
The lyrics describe the way I feel about my family and therefore, are worthy to be tattooed on my hip.

6.) “I’ll Be Missing You” by P.Diddy (or whoever he calls himself these days.)
This song has been there on the hardest days of my life and has helped me in more ways than even I know.

7.) “Does He Love You?” by Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson
This song is the one my sister and I sing to as a duet. Of course, I’m Kelly. She’s Reba. It’s a good time.

8.) “I Was Here” by Lady Antebellum
I want to make a difference in someone’s life. I want to change the world. I want to do something important. This song gives me hope that it’s possible.

9.) “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson
Like I’ve said before, I want to make a change, get away, do something with my life. This song highlights that.

10.) “Your Love” by The Outfield
How could I not love a song that starts with my name? And it says I’m on a vacation far away. Love.

11.) “Meet Virginia” by Train
There are quite a few lines in this song that fit me. Again, just another song I wish someone would write about me.

12.) “Hometown Glory” by Adele
As much as I want to get out there and conquer the world, Iowa will always be home. Some comfort will always be associated with being a Hawkeye and the people in my life at home. That’s how this song makes me feel.

13.) “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert
This song helps me get by when I’m having a tough day. It’s reassuring. It’s about going home and feeling comfortable, finding all the right answers, knowing you’ll always find your way. I like knowing I always have somewhere to go back to, that I’ll always have a home.

14.) ”Praying To The Wrong God” by Jon McLaughlin
This is another one that I feel just fits. I relate. It’s me.

15.) “That I Would Be Good” by Alanis Morissette
Everyone wants to be accepted. I’m no exception. This song speaks the truth. It embraces the fact that everyone has flaws but is always perfect in her or his way. And that you don’t need the approval of anyone (especially a significant other) to feel good about yourself.

16.) “Don’t Ever Give Up On Me” by Kelly Clarkson
I’m currently not at the place where I’d like to be in my life but I have hope that someday I will be. I’d like to believe others feel that way about me, too. This helps me to never stop believing that I’ll achieve my goals.

17.) “Heart Like Mine” by Miranda Lambert
I’m not perfect. I’ve made plenty of mistakes. But I know that even with my imperfections, the right people still see all that’s good in me. They understand my intentions; God included. That’s why this song fits.


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