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).

My life in music

I’m feeling rather uninspired today after working ridiculously hard on a translation that has to be sent out tomorrow (I have sooo much work this week!), so instead of a proper blog post here’s another music meme stolen from Sleepyjane.

How it works:

Each “question” you have to answer with a song

1. Open your iPod/iPhone/iTunes music library
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For the first question, type title of the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button twice

My Life Soundtrack

Opening Credits: She Is (by The Fray)
Waking Up: Be Like That (by 3 Doors Down)
First Day at School: Live in a Hiding Place (by Idlewild)
Falling in Love: Perfect One (by Lit)
Losing Virginity: Look What Happened (by Less Than Jake)
Fight Song: My Own Worst Enemy (by Lit)
Breaking Up: Falls Apart (by Sugar Ray – well that one fits!)
Matric farewell / Prom: Worry Rock (by Green Day)
Life: How to Save a Life (by The Fray)
Mental Breakdown: You’re Dead (by Alkaline Trio)
Driving: Gainsville Rock City (by Less Than Jake)
Flashback: Like A Monkey in a Zoo (Kathy McCarty)
Getting Back Together: New Beginnings (by Finch)
Wedding: For Me This is Heaven (by Jimmy Eat World)
Birth of Child: Love Steals Us From Loneliness (by Idlewild)
Final Battle: Bloodied Up (by Alkaline Trio)
Death Scene: Like I Never Loved You At All (by Take That)

If anyone else would like to have a go please leave me a comment so I can come and look 🙂