Personal Energy.. Where do you draw yours from?

As part of my new goals for 2013 I am participating in a NaBloPoMo through a facebook group. For those of you that are not familiar with NaBloPoMo, it is National Blog Posting Month, where participants are given a list of prompts for the month and we type our hearts out. Today’s prompt is: From where do you draw your energy?

When I first read the prompt I thought of food, though my energy doesn’t really come from food. When I need to get up move, write a post (like now) or clean; I normally start a playlist on my computer and have at it. So my energy really comes from music. I can be tired and falling asleep and once my music starts I am up and ready to move. It does not matter what type of music, slow sad country, pop, or even rock; I listen to everything and the beat never fails to get me motivated to do what needs to be done. Right now my top five songs on any given playlist are:

Wanted by Hunter Hayes

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Tattoo by Jordin Sparks

Blow Me (One Last Kiss) by Pink

And last but not least, and proving that I am a mother to a pre-teen
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift

And yes dear readers, I realize some of these songs are old, and some a 30 year old should never be caught listening too (BSB, N*SYNC and even NKOTB are on the playlist), but who can pass up a song that is not only catchy but has a really good beat? So yes, I freely admit that I have held onto my teenybopper love of boybands; I LOVE some Taylor Swift; and I have even been know to listen to a little Justin Beiber here and there.

Music is where I draw my energy from, it is what motivates me and what helps to keep me sane on days that the chaos of my life becomes too much. Where do you find your energy?

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Melissa is the mom of two girls and one boy and lives in Kentucky. She loves to read, write, craft, shop and of course, blog!


  1. Emily says:

    Oh my – I only know one of those songs! What rock have I been hiding under? Thank you for exposing me to something new on this first day of 2013!

    I draw my energy from my son – he’s always busy doing on thing or another, watching him helps me get going!
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  2. I love the play list! Pink is one of my favs right now :)
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  3. Ashley says:

    Hehehe, that Pink song is so on my playlist too :) Where do I draw my energy? I have to admit… it’s coffee. I can hardly survive without the caffeine. It’s bad…
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  4. Cathy says:

    Music is such a great source of energy! I use it to calm myself down or pump myself up. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of electronica to get in the mood for writing. For exercise, I’ve been listening to a lot of rock like the Black Keys, Muse, and other songs that have a really strong driving beat. Love it!

  5. Kat H. says:

    Music can be a powerful source of motivation. When i write I might use ambient music or Celtic, I generally don’t use music with an inconsistent wave pattern as it can interact with my concentration. However, I think we can all draw power from music at one time or another. Thank you for sharing.
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  6. Lisa says:

    Great blog!! I love those songs!! I live for some of those songs…singing them over and over depending on my mood. I wrote mine about music as well. Happy New Year!!

  7. Athena says:

    I can’t say I know any of those songs…
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  8. I love this post!! I listen to music that I know I should be too old for but like you, I love a bit of Beiber – I am his biggest karaoke singer in the car LOL. I love the POP Music to get me going : )

  9. Greta says:

    I’m a huge music fan, too. I find that I push play and I’m ready to buckle down. Strange how that happens…
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  10. Dawn says:

    I love Pink and Taylor Swift! Good choices!


  11. Elisa says:

    Great post! I get my energy from all kinds of music too whih is why I will never be without XM radio in my car. So much to choose from! I look forward to reading your “energy” posts and you can read some of mine too at This is my first time on the blog roll. Wish me luck – Visiting from NaProBloMo

  12. Music is pretty much where I get my personal energy from too. I just love how there’s a song for every mood or situation is one’s life. Thank you for sharing yours with ours!
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  13. Melissa says:

    Music is my life !!!!!!! Without it I would not ever get by !! :)
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  14. paige fowler says:

    I love listening to music when I’m tired n need to stay up :D love all the songs u posted

  15. This post is perfection. <3
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  16. Dede says:

    Don’t feel bad, NKOTB would be at the top of my playlist! :)
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    • Melissa says:

      I love the old NKOTB, not so much the new, but my daughter’s think they discovered NKOTB, had to show them an old poster that I had shoved in a box.

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