Drive to Work - A Morning Playlist
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
(J. M. Power)
My mornings have taken many forms in past years. I've tried waking up super early — and rising with just enough time to get out the door. I've tested a variety of breakfast foods, and have yet to settle on something that tastes good & leaves me satisfied. I gave up coffee for 2 months, wrote volumes of morning pages and practiced yoga before showering.
All these attempts have been in an effort to find my ideal morning — a series of effortless transitions from sleepy a.m. tasks like waking up and brushing my teeth, to getting out the door looking gorgeous, ready to take on the world.
No matter how my morning goes, I always get in my car and drive to work. This playlist is for the that time I can always count on — the space between my front door and my desk chair. A consistent opportunity to get pumped up and ready to rock my day.
The sweet, adorable and always kind Chelsa Bea mailed me a thoughtful note & mix CD in honor of my first day of work. Feel free to copy, link to and share this mix with anyone who needs good mojo for their morning commute.
All Love - Ingrid Michaelson
What I Wouldn't Do - A Fine Frenzy
Like a Prayer - Madonna (Hope for Haiti Now)
Down the Line - Jose Gonzalez
Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Hey, Soul Sister - Train
Us - Regina Spektor
This Sweet Love - James Yuill
Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
1901 - Phoenix
Hot Mess - Cobra Starship
Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas
The Best of You And Me - Number One Gun
House By the Sea - Iron and Wine
You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Free Fallin' (Live) - John Mayer