About five months ago, I made a large change: I moved across the country. No friends, no family, never even saw my new city until I arrived. And the whole process of starting from this blank of a slate has run a whole gauntlet of emotions and experiences.

New beginnings are often seen as wholly positive: chances for adventure and excitement after a plateau. However, the anticipation and joy of building something new often finds itself wedged alongside loneliness, fear, and doubt. So here is a playlist that encapsulates everything about starting over, from the need to live to the joy of success and all the highs and lows in between.