Showing posts from October, 2014

Blogtober | Week Three - Marvelous Music

I feel like there are pivotal points during every year and season when it's just time to party. Around this time in October, I get ready to party all night and sleep all day (ideally). 
And what's a party without some good music?

A few of my go-to party songs-

I'm Ready - AJR (and the remix, 'cause dayum)
AfterHours - AJR
Pitchfork Kids - AJR
Pompeii - Bastille
Things We Lost In The Fire - Bastille
Of The Night - Bastille
Kangaroo Court - Capital Cities
Charlie Brown - Coldplay
Paradise - Coldplay
Burn - Ellie Goulding
I Need Your Love - Ellie Goulding
Flux and Flow - LIGHTS
Running With The Boys - LIGHTS
Cards - Minor Soul
Kamikaze - Owl City
Beautiful Times - Owl City
Where Did The Party Go - Fall Out Boy
Ain't It Fun - Paramore

...That's only a few, but they're some of my favorites.

Of course, where there's parties, there's cleaning up beforehand and afterwards...

Music I listen to when cleaning/decorating/working,etc-

Anything Could Happen - Ellie Goulding
Babel - Mumfo…

Blogtober | Week Two - Just A Feeling

As I get older, I realize more and more that I am a blessed human being with the amazing gift of life, love, happiness and health. And watching myself type that, or even say it out loud, seems trivial or pompous, and I don't want to come off as either. I also don't want to come off as ungrateful. 

That's one of my biggest fears, actually, that I'll ever become ungrateful and take advantage of all these wonderful things in my life. Of course, I doubt I ever will be anything but grateful, and I suppose that's a good thing.

And as I get older, I realize more and more that our world is full of grief and pain and sadness and fear and rage. And I look at it all, with my happy little life in mind, and I think to myself, "why me?" 

To many, life sucks. I think life is amazing. Of course, it has it's ups and downs, as anything does. But I keep the best parts of it close to my heart, and when I analyze (as one can't help but do), it seems I am far more fortuna…

Blogtober | Week One - Your Typical Ode to Seasons & Travel

I'm doing this cute little trend called "Blogtober" (if that wasn't obvious from this post's title). I like trends like these because it challenges me to stretch my mind in a way that I love much more than writing an essay for school. I adore October and all that comes with it, for the most part, so let's take an even deeper dive into my "seasonal" thoughts, shall we?


You know that feeling when you're about to travel or see some place new? You call it anxiety or excitement or wanderlust, but it's something bigger entirely. Your body is preparing itself for something new and potentially crazy, and you're full of ridiculous expectations and indications for this trip to go 100% your way 100% of the time. Unfortunately, that's not true. It's not even conventional. But here you are, sitting on that tour bus, that airplane, that train, that van, that boat, humming to yourself with excitement about whatever the heck's gonna happen…