Go on a little audio adventure where physical bodies are not needed.
The creation of this playlist was prompted by the feelings of being trapped, which was a side effect surely felt by many during the "stay at home" order that came into effect in spring of 2020. I began to truly understand how necessary outdoor public spaces are once my days were confined to a small shared apartment. Being outside not only provides fresh air, but I find it gives more open space to think. While my options were limited, I had to get creative to find a new way to supplement my desire to be outside.
Of course, the theme for this playlist is the great outdoors. However, I did not intend for it to be listened to while outside, instead it is to help ignite the same feeling as being outside within the mind and soul. Songs with birds chirping, waves crashing, and children laughing are heavily incorporated throughout. Close your eyes and it's like you are strolling through the Sequoia National Forest or enjoying the sun at one of the popular beaches along the Golden Coast. Just like the soothing waves of the Pacific Ocean, the playlist is full of soft melodies and calm tempos.
The mind is a powerful thing. If you give it enough stimuli you can transport yourself wherever your heart desires. I've always felt that music was the perfect medium to assist the mind in forgetting about the physical world and to travel one's imagination. Of course I love each song individually on this playlist, but together they help transport me to a place of content. My only hope is that this playlist does the same for those who find it.
Your audio adventure awaits here.
I'm curious to know, what is everyone's favorite song that gives you the feeling of being outdoors? Please, let me know by leaving a comment. I'd love to check them out, and maybe I'll add a few to the playlist. ♪