Musical Musings – When the Going Gets Tough…

So I went back to work last week and fell instantly into a funk.

As you do.

It’s not unexpected. Life, after all, is a series of ups and downs and my work life has felt a little flat for a while now. My focus at work has changed again and while I’m usually up for a challenge, this time around I’m feeling a little less than enthused.

Combine that with an increase to my work hours (good-bye Fridays at home, I loved you), the stress of my older kids getting used to their new classes at school, the start of new after school activities and the endless wait for progress on our house build and that’s enough to make anyone feel a little low.

Not even blogging is helping me out. Quite helpfully (not!) my blogging mojo has also judged it a good time to go on holidays. Thanks for nothing…

In a bid to get over myself, today’s tunes are inspired by the classic phrase “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”. I am sharing some songs that, in the past, have kept me upbeat during the tough times and helped inspire me to stay strong.  And, in some cases, just make me laugh.

You have been warned 😉

Billy Ocean – When the Going Gets Tough

I love this song. It reminds me of primary school and sunny days cycling around my neighbourhood and wearing fluro coloured clothes (don’t judge me, I honestly didn’t know any better, okay?).

New Kids on the Block – Hanging Tough

I can’t believe I haven’t featured NKOTB before. They were my world for a time in my early teens and although I prefer the pop of Step by Step, there is something about Hanging Tough that makes me want to stomp my feet and get right into things. Not to mention, the urge to absolutely laugh my head off at the video clip! 🙂

Kanye West – Stronger

Good ol’ Kanye. This song really gees me up on those days that I need a little assistance to get through them. Certainly a song that helps me stay tough and strong when I need to be!

I’m certainly hoping today’s playlist helps me get through the coming week without resorting to too much alcohol…


Linking up with the Sunday Session hosted by the very crafty Cass Can Sew.

Wishing you all the best for an awesome week!

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4 Responses

  1. Jules says:

    I hope your week gets better.

    I love When the Going Gets Tough, with Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner & Danny DeVito as back up singers. Thanks for sharing.
    Jules recently posted..Sunday Session – Birthday

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Jules. I was actually looking for that video clip but I could not find it anywhere on YouTube – it would have been awesome to have seen it again!

  2. I love the old Billy Ocean songs. Hope you get back in your groove Kirsty.

    Anne xx
    Anne @ Domesblissity recently posted..Sunday Sessions – Let It Grow

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Anne. I’m hoping I’ll get my groove back soon – it was a tough first week back but this week seems to be going a little better – so far!

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