My life in music

I stole this idea from The Laughing Housewife, whose version you can see here.

Put together a musical playlist of songs that describe your life, including what you hope your future entails.

I was born in 1983, precisely 18 days after my mum turned 20 (product of a teen pregnancy. Shock, horror!)

My dad and later my step dad were both in the army, so the family moved around a lot. I got used to always being the new kid.

When I was 12, my step mum died. She was only 29 years old – the same age I am now!

A year later, I moved up North to live with my dad.

For university, I went to Nottingham (half way between my parents at the time!) to study German and International Relations. My degree included a year abroad. I came to Karlsruhe – the first time I’d left the country by myself!

After a turbulent three month relationship with an American (who I’m still friends with – he’s now married with his second kid on the way), I started a relationship with Jan. Six months later, he went of to the US while I returned to England to finish my degree.

After nearly two years of long distance relationship (after graduating I moved to Austria for 10 months), I moved back to Germany to finally be with Jan. I had been a language assistant in Austria and loved it. In Germany, it was hell and a major part of why I decided becoming a teacher was not for me! So I signed up for a Master’s in Translation instead.

While I was studying for my Master’s (online), I did an internship at a translation company, then got a job as a translator, which ended after 10 months for economic reasons, before ending up at the translation company where I work now just over three years ago.

And my hope for the future?

(Apologies if any of the music doesn’t work – for some reason the sound isn’t working on this computer).


9 thoughts on “My life in music

  1. I’m totally going to do this – so fun to see all the songs you picked out! Love a bit of Idlewild (it’s entirely likely they’ll appear on mine too!) alogn with your mini auto biography (sorry to hear about your mum though, that must have been hard).

    1. Thank you. It was actually my step jum that died, but in some ways she was more of a mum to me than my own mother (we haven’t always had the best relationship – hence me moving in with my dad at 13).

      You should definitely do it – it’s fun picking out the songs, and I would love to see yours! I loved Idlewild and was determined to get them in somehow. Haha. Same with Tina Dico – had to get her in somehow! If “A new situation” hadn’t fit so well with how I feel about the future I would have added “A room with a view” by her to describe my time in Austria 😉 (I really did have a room with a great view there too).

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