Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 → Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 → Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 → Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 → A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 → Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 → Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 → The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 → Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 → What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 → What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 → Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 → A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.
I am not someone who listens to a lot of music when I’m going through rough times, the reason being that I feel like songs get ruined when you listen to them during those times. Even when the rough times are gone every time you hear those songs you still remember all that hard stuff.
However, there has been a band that has been around, for me, since I was in 7th grade. So I suppose I would say that as I was going through all those growing pains these were right along for the ride with me.
Dear Matchbox 20,
I fell in love with you guys back in 7th grade when your song Push hit the airwaves. To this day I can hear that song and I am taken right back to my 7th grade homeroom, which is pretty cool because those were the days when everything was easy (even if it didn’t seem that way at the time).
I can go back through your albums and when I hear certain songs I am taken straight back to particular moments in my life. Back 2 Good makes me think of the first boy I really liked and the very long distance “relationship” we had. Both Rest Stop and Last Beautiful Girl make me remember back to the first boy I really loved and how amazing first love can be. And Unwell and You’re So Real, well, those make me think of another guy, one who probably didn’t deserve my heart but had it for a very long time anyway.
I suppose you could say that your music was in the background during all of my relationships. Some of your lyrics made me happy and I applied them to those happy times of being in love with someone. Others still make me sad and remember those less than happy times after fights or breakups.
Nonetheless I can still listen to your albums and rock out, sing along and your songs never get old. Thanks for providing a pretty darn good soundtrack for my life. And Rob Thomas, you’re so much better with Matchbox 20. Sorry!