It has recently come to my attention that I might have a problem with being flexible in life. Interesting thought. I believe I've been doing a pretty good job of dealing with what comes my way. Certainly the past few years have NOT played out as I thought they would.
While sharing some of my music with a friend, I was talking about the songs and what was coming up next. "Don't you ever just listen to your music in Shuffle?" I was asked.
No. No, I don't. Why?
"It is just sort of nice to see what randomly plays next."
Well, that might be true. I don't do shuffle mode.
This conversation stuck with me.
Is there something wrong with not doing the shuffle mode? And why do I avoid it?
I think I know why. I have lived needing to be able to head off potential problems. If I know what is next on my playlist, I can mentally prepare or avoid problems. I can avoid hearing others complain about my music... about my song choices. Believe it or not, that has been an issue I have had to deal with.
No more. I have added a Post-it to my vision board. It says, "Learn to live life in the shuffle mode."
I am trying to actually not plan what I need to do on certain days. On Friday night, if you ask me what I am doing on Saturday, I might tell you...I'll decide that on Saturday! Although, I have started to really enjoy my blogging night! But, this brings up another topic. Dating.
Pretty sure that topic needs it's own posting.
I must add, I do feel that when an artist puts together a CD, they plan out how they want a listener to hear their music. Some CD's actually tell a story. My girls, Katy (Prism) and Taylor (1989), both tell stories on their latest CD's. Other artists may control your listening mood...thinking of my Joshua Bell CD, At Home with Friends.
Tonight, I am listening to a new CD, Let The Road, by the group Rixton. So far, I am impressed. I like. For the record, I am listening to in straight through, no shuffle mode.