Spring Break is the inspiration for today’s Musical Monday selection. This is the time of year that many in the Northern Hemisphere are looking for Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes. I know I am!
Jimmy Buffett’s 1977 breakthrough album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes was his seventh studio album. It included the mega hit Margaritaville in addition to the title song Changes. The album hit the Hot 100, Country and Easy Listening Charts and moved Buffett from a cult favorite to a mainstream artist.
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, released in August of 1977, combined two of Buffett’s most popular themes, introspection about his life and the pull of the Caribbean culture. You can hear gratitude in this song for all Buffett had experienced, but also longing to get away to the ocean and just be.
“Oh, yesterdays are over my shoulder
So I can't look back for too long
There's just too much to see waiting in front of me
And I know that I just can't go wrong.”
Even for the most optimistic person, the concept of escaping responsibility and experiencing a change of scenery in the Spring is enticing. A change in latitude does inspire a change in attitude!
What starts as a week off school in March or April for children, grows to restlessness in adults as the Spring season begins. Whether in your first job or retirement, the pull to get away to a warmer climate and outdoor activities indicates the need for a change in routine.
Taking time to explore new places, relax and unwind, daydream, sleep and laugh more and soak up the sunshine provides your mind and body with the opportunity to recharge. Whether you choose the beach, a park or a trip abroad, listen to your inner voice and celebrate Spring!
For the first time in my life, I am choosing to visit U.S. National Parks instead of a beach for Spring Break. Join me on Instagram @newroutescoaching this week to a follow along on the adventure. Who knows where it will lead…