The only playlist to jam to when you’re feeling your independence.
This has been my first summer vacation that, for the most part, felt nothing like a vacation. Between working full time and playing chauffeur for my whole family, I’ve had to do more adult-ing than ever before. At times, this could feel extremely overwhelming. My summer was passing me by and I could only remember getting in and out of my car throughout the day. While feeling like I had aged 35 years in a month was exhausting some days, I can’t deny the satisfaction I felt on other days. Here I am, at 19 years old, with a leather-bound planner to keep track of my over-flowing schedule. The extreme time management and responsibility I had to develop this summer made me feel…empowered.
Now that I think about it, what is more bad-ass than working hard everyday and earning more money than I’ve earned in all my past part-time jobs combined? Even more-so, spending that hard earned money (after responsibly portioning off some of the paycheck for my savings, of course) to treat myself every now and then? Exactly!!! Who knew being a premature soccer mom could make you feel so good? A few songs in particular came to mind whenever I felt especially “bad” (ie when driving to the nail salon to treat myself to a mani-pedi after a hard week…and a large paycheck). So here is a compilation of those songs; the ultimate “bad b*tch” playlist.
Even if you don’t identify as a “bad b*itch” specifically, I hope this collection of hits from badass artists such as Riri, Nicki, and Queen Bey bring out your inner conqueror. However the feeling comes about, it’s important to have the right playlist to accompany those moments of empowerment.