What I Listened to This Winter

Hey guys! It’s me again and I’m back with another seasonal playlist. Unfortunately, this season has been a really stressful one for me, but luckily I’ve had some fire music to push me through (which you’ll soon find out for yourself!). While I would love to take complete credit for this list of music, I can’t. My boyfriend, Hunter, helped me. Hunter and I are constantly cruising around a nearby lake and listening to great new music (when we’re not working) so this list is pretty lengthy. If you’ll just hang in there I think you’ll be really glad you…

My Favorite Songs for Dealing With Anxiety

For as long as I could remember, I’ve dealt with anxiety and never really knew how to deal with it or how to ask for help. I grew up an introvert, so I naturally just like being alone and not talking to anyone. I don’t like to ask for help and because I never knew how to talk about anxiety, I genuinely didn’t know who I could turn to. I never liked talking to people or asking for help, this led me to turn to music. Music was the one thing I had where I didn’t feel like I was…

The College Dropout “Family Business” by Kanye West

Listen here. To be honest, I’m a pretty new Kanye music fan. My boyfriend introduced me to Kanye’s music and when I heard this song for the first time it just made me feel so good. I loved it instantly for its unique sound and for the sentimental/nostalgic quality it has. Since then, I’ve gotten into the habit of playing it whenever I need a little pick-me-up. It always seems to do the trick when I’m feeling down! The Inspiration It’s pretty clear here that Kanye’s family inspired this song for him. The interesting thing here is if you’ve watched…

Post-Christmas Blues Playlist

Is it just me or do you feel like things feel pretty glum now that Christmas is over? The Christmas trees are coming down, everyone is going back to work, and all the talk has shifted to the New Year.   I can honestly say that the few days between Christmas and New Year may actually be my least favorite days of the entire year for those reasons! It’s like all the happiness and cheer of the season are getting put away in boxes and stored in attics until next year. It’s so sad!!   Every time Christmas ends, it…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Guys! In two short days it will finally be December and do you know what December means? Christmas! I love the Holiday Season altogether (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year), but I have to be honest and say that the December holidays are my very favorite.   This time of year is the best because it’s usually when families come together to engage in fun holiday activities and to just be together for the sake of being together. All of the fun things that come with Christmas only happen once a year, so I always try to make the most…

Fall in Love With This Fall Playlist

The Fall season is a very interesting time of year. My boyfriend and I were actually just discussing how Fall brings up this nostalgic attitude that’s a complete one-eighty from the party attitude many people have during the Summer.   Lately, I’ve found my mind going back to this time of year in years past and I can’t say that I mind it. It’s nice to slow down from a crazy summer and just chill to music that highlights the very best aspects of Fall.     Here are the tunes I’ve been jamming to so far this Fall:  …

What I Sing on the Hard Days

Hard days come whether we’re ready for them or not. What’s worse, is there isn’t a tried and true way to make the hard days better. Everyone has  his or her own way of dealing with hard days.   For me, music has (and maybe it always will) made the difference. If I can get lost in the right song on the right day, it’s a game-changer. Feeling the music puts me at ease.   I know that when I was in the depths of my struggles with anxiety and depression, sometimes I just needed to feel it and let…

My Cardio Exercise Playlist

Hey guys!! I hope your Thursday is treating you well!   Here are my go-to songs for my cardio days (insert tired, and whining, and possibly crying emoji). I. HATE. CARDIO. Actually, I hope cardio dies...in a hole...and never comes back to life! But unless I want to grow up to be a sack of potatoes, I have to do cardio.   As much as I do hate cardio (I believe I already mentioned that), it has gotten easier over time. Those first few weeks of workouts were brutal, absolute torture. And then before I knew it, three months later…

Soundtrack to My Summer

  Summer 2018 was a great time for me. My boyfriend and I got our first apartment together and adopted a goldendoodle named Ted! I also decided to pull the trigger on this blog and make my blogging dreams a reality. And.. thanks to some new habits, my anxiety was also at an all-time low!   All-in-all, I’d say this was a good summer!   Here are a few songs/albums that made it even better:   The album ye by Kanye West I was never really a Kanye fan, but this album completely changed my opinion! Be sure to check…