Last year I quickly adopted my friend Becky's idea of creating an autobiographical mix as a gift idea. It's fun to make, instantly personalized, and entertaining when you get other friends involved.
What a great way to save a few pennies on Christmas gifts, too.
Here's my mix for 2011:
OMG by Usher - In tribute to my middle school dance team girls, they killed it!
Love's Not by Mars Ill - For a very memorable lesson I gave during my first few weeks of teaching.
Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson - I gave a lesson on this song at one point, too and really feel it sums up my first teaching position.
I Never Told You by Colbie Caillat - One of my 8th graders sang this as part of a presentation she gave last spring. It was the most beautiful performance I'd ever witnessed and brought me to tears.
Personal Jesus by Johnny Cash - Heard this version of the song in the car when on vacation in Oregon. Just stayed with me.
The Tracks of My Tears by Dolly Parton - I am a recently converted Dolly fan. Sorry.
Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band - Really love this song because of this line: "pair or jeans that fit just right..."
Wild World by Cat Stevens - Because it is.
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters by Elton John - Something from my favorite movie is a must.
New York City by The Peter Malick Group - Keeping the dream alive. New York, you will be mine.
Want a copy? Email me your address at gwenedwards82(at)gmail.com and I'll be happy to mail you a copy! What's your mix for 2011 going to include?