So I moved back home.
I’ve been looking for a way to begin this. Forget poetic, I’m just going to get straight to the point. Yep, I moved back to Oklahoma, back in with mom and dad.
Me, Oliver and enough clothes that My Someone will probably die a little on the inside when he realizes just how extensive my wardrobe is… Everything else in my life went ahead and made the move to Kentucky.
Until I join My Someone and the rest of my belongings in three months, my parents graciously offered my old bedroom back to me. Save money, no grocery shopping, reduce stress and occasionally there is this laundry fairy that visits and switches over my jeans from the washer to the dryer.
It’s a pretty sweet deal.
It’s also a pretty big adjustment. I now commute 60 miles one way, 5-7 days a week. Basically, I leave for Kansas before the sun comes up and arrive back in Oklahoma as the sun goes down. Which is making me feel a little like a vampire, but my dad hands me a thermos full of coffee as I leave in the morning and my mom pours me a glass of wine when I return at night — I’m extremely thankful for both.
To add to it all, I’m a little stressed as of late. Little being the understatement. The stress of work being at its busiest, and planning a wedding, with little cell service and internet, has been consuming me.
During my commute each day, I’ve noticed my music choices have developed somewhat of a pattern of my current favorite songs. They allow me to separate from work, enjoy life, and the drive.
My taste in music is the same as my taste in anything — Eclectic. Here are some of my current go-to songs for my work commute:
Counting Stars • One Republic
The Galway Girl • Steve Earle
Overwhelmed • Tim McMorris
Fit for a King • Kyle Park
Sweater Weather • The Neighborhood
Jolene • Dolly Parton
Brave • Sara Bareilles
Trailer for Rent • Pistol Annies
So what are your “go-to” drive to or from work songs? How do you deal with stress at work? I’m curious and my iPod playlist is always looking for new additions.