The move out to Nashville was a 3 day journey that consist of almost 12 to 13 hours driving in a car every day. Sometimes the scenery could be monotonous and boring, and other times, it was so beautiful that you almost wanted to pull over to the side of the road. My mom and I took the trek together, packing everything that I hadn’t already shipped into my car (including my two very opinionated cats), and winding through a grand total of 7 states. California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee. The lengthy journey wouldn’t have had it’s fun moments if it weren’t for the eclectic mix of music that kept us entertained along the way.
Days before we set off I put together a playlist of over 500 songs on Spotify. For all the controversy surrounding the app (which is a post for a different day), it certainly is a life saver when you’re on an endless roadtrip that’s spanning desolate desserts or dark mountain roads. I’m not going to bore you with the list of 500-something songs, it’s just a little overwhelming, but I did have some favorites when I got out there are the road.
This is my Cross Country Boredom Killing Playlist. A compilation of 20 songs that woke me up, inspired me, and allowed me to take in my surroundings; one note at time.