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Recently, I was sorting through some old boxes and in between the old school files and photos, I came across an old mix tape made for me by my best friend Alex back when we were in college. It was called Depressed 2000 and it was obviously made for a time when we were feeling rather sorry for ourselves! But, I put it on in my car (I must be the only person who still has a car cassette player?!) and I was instantly transported back to a fantastic time in my life. Even though the selection was supposed to be depressing (Idlewild, Coldplay, erm even some Britney Spears?!) I had such a blast listening to it and reliving the memories that each song gave me. I laughed out loud and instantly rang my friend to laugh with her, laughing at the memories of Halloween parties, dyed green hair and baking mishaps.
It got me thinking- is there anything more powerful than a good playlist to take you back in time? My strongest memories are always associated with music. From the Genesis and Queen playlists of my childhood, to the mix me husband and I put together for our wedding in Italy and the journey there and back. I am starting to put together an amazing playlist for our trip to NYC and I am really enjoying it, there is nothing like a great playlist.
Do you love the power of a playlist?