haven't posted any music since April . . . doesn't mean I haven't been discovering a lot of good tunes though (I have) so here's what I'm listening to and maybe you should be, too ;) (also thank you to friends who send me songs/artists that are always perfection)
"Walking On A Dream" - Empire of the Sun
"Emmylou" - First Aid Kit
"Michigan" - The Milk Carton Kids
"The Great Northwest" / "Cold Unknown" - Mighty Oaks
"Get Lost" - Icona Pop
"Shadow" - Bleachers
"You're Not Good Enough" - Blood Orange
"How Loud Your Heart Gets" - Lucius
"Stolen Dance" - Milky Chance
"On Our Way" - The Royal Concept
"Arrows" - Fences/Macklemore/Ryan Lewis
"The Longer I Run" - Peter Bradley Adams
"One" - Ed Sheeran
"Strong" - London Grammar
"The Great Divide" - The Mowgli's
all of these can be found on my spotify playlists...mostly I'm listening to 'everyday chill' and 'lie on the bed and stare at the ceiling.' follow along if you'd like. any tunes I should be listening to, friends?
Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don't want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you're doing here. Believe in kissing. | Eve Ensler
Since the brain is the most critical organ in the body, it is important to train it to pay little or no attention to barriers or limits, whether they are physical or financial. | Steven D. Levitt & Steven J. Dubner
In the end it was the walking that made all the difference. It took arriving, always arriving, to finally understand that it was never about where I ended up, but only how I got there. I hope I never get to where I am going. | Tyler Knott Gregson
Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you, I am I. I have to contribute my potential to life; you have to contribute your potential to life. I have to discover my own being; you have to discover your own being. | Osho
If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress. | Buddha
You will find that people will always have opinions about your decisions. Don't take it personally; it's simply because they're not courageous enough to take action in their own lives. Be a leader in your life and pay no mind to those who lack the courage to do the same in theirs. | Dr. Steve Maraboli
from the month of June, maybe some July, which already feels long ago. like the rug of summer was pulled out from under me. two weeks until the fall semester begins. what? thoroughly enjoying each summer day and night right until the end . . . at the camp, on the beach, in the lake.
The key to this is "no" - no to people who don't live the kind of life you want reflected back on you; no to nights out that might be more productively be spent in; no to the life that society dictates to you; no to the life well-meaning loved ones dictate to you; no to extra cheese; no to the third snooze button; no to the first alarm; no to okcupid dates with guys who categorize themselves as "really nice and respectful of women" (if you have to say it...); no to inhibitions; no to reputations; no to another couple of years hovering above minimum wage; no to being the inverse of what you were, just to see if that fixes things.
"Post-Post-Grad" | Emma Marie Martin
Wandered fields of daisies, old trains and train tracks, and the beach one evening with Jensen. I love her gypsy dreaming soul - she's so freaking cute. The sunlight was magic as we twirled into the woods. I tucked away our phones and pulled out the granola as we watched the sun go down, listening to a guitar singalong just down the beach from us. Another adventure where I felt free and invincible and full of life.
There was one moment where a passerby noticed our gypsy-like clothing and running around the fields. It's easy to automatically feel self-conscious and not continue on our adventure. BUT. I noted, does it really matter what someone else thinks of our adventure, which we are so clearly loving? No. With long fringed cardigans, wool hats, cutoffs, and floral crowns, yes it may be 'different' to some but it's me (and her) and nothing.else.matters. Remember: don't let the (possible) perception or views from others affect your life and doings and adventures. Ever. Just do you and be awesome.
I go back and forth on sharing photos on here - sometimes photos take the place of writing out words on adventures and thoughts. I can see the light at the end of college - crazy, I know - it's clear to me that really focusing on writing is important. Please send writing vibes :) but hey SUMMER! I like you. A lot.