My Road Trip Playlist - You Can Never Really Go Home Again
This playlist was created to get me through the darkest time in my life; the passing of my foster dad. It was an excruciating time to live 5 hours away from my beloved family. I had to leave my dad every time not knowing if he was going to be there when I returned. Not knowing if he was going to even KNOW I returned. My days were filled with sadness when I was there and pure rage when I was not. It seemed as if what I was supposed to be doing was impossible when I had my own family, work, life to care for. I went month after month until the end. I still continue to go to love on my other beloved dad as we both navigate our new reality as a family of 2 and not 3. These songs were added a few at a time. If something spoke to me that day, I added it. There were other songs that as I moved through his diagnosis, decline, and death, I could not listen to or no longer needed. The current list is the results. I use it when I drive from my home in Robbinston, Maine, to their house in Rochester, NH. As I travel, I know where to turn by the song that is currently playing. It’s gone from being a release for the emotions to a comfortable friend.