There's a reason why, as you grow older, newer music becomes harder to listen to - meanwhile, music you listened to as a teen or young adult just feels better somehow. I remember my grandma going on about how "they don't make music like they used to," and telling us how great the music of… Continue reading This Is Why “Old Music” Feels Better
Things that anyone can universally relate to … opinions, advice, reflections, thoughts, feelings, etc.
Is “Cottagecore” Simply The Classic American Dream, Revamped?
Is "cottagecore" a counterculture, or is it actually a modernized term for the classic American Dream? The term "cottagecore" is fairly new, yet captures the meaning of something that has been around since the birth of the USA. I used to think that I was different for being attracted to cottagecore. But recently, I've discovered,… Continue reading Is “Cottagecore” Simply The Classic American Dream, Revamped?
Make new friends, keep the old – but don’t dwell on them.
I've been thinking a lot about friendship lately. Back in my school days, I had a very close knit of friends. By high school, my closest friends were all people who I had known since middle or elementary school. We were very, very close. But by my senior year, there was a sudden shift in… Continue reading Make new friends, keep the old – but don’t dwell on them.
An open letter to my teenage self (on aging, adulthood, and growth)
An open letter to myself from ten years ago, I am now twenty-eight. I’m going through my Saturn return. When I was born, Saturn was in Pisces. After twenty-eight years, Saturn has made its first return to Pisces since my birth. Saturn return is a sort of cosmic rite of passage in which you have… Continue reading An open letter to my teenage self (on aging, adulthood, and growth)
We Should Celebrate Our Mistakes
Society demands us to be perfect. But mistakes are a good thing. As a perfectionist, I struggle with mistakes. I overthink, I worry excessively, and I go out of my way to avoid making a mistake at all costs. Yet ironically — all of this nervous energy is what causes me to end up making… Continue reading We Should Celebrate Our Mistakes
Tips On How I Get Myself Through Tough Times
These are my greatest tips on how to push yourself through difficulties. I tell myself that it could be worse I know that’s the last thing you want to hear when you’re upset — “it could always be worse!” But sometimes, that’s exactly what you need to hear. Open the news and the first thing you… Continue reading Tips On How I Get Myself Through Tough Times
New Years Resolution: Let This Be The Year of Hygge
Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a Danish term that is based on the philosophy of embracing comfort, moving slowly, and appreciating the present. It comes from Denmark, known as the happiest country in the world. It's not because of their government, or the weather, or other external factors -- it is their mindset and way of… Continue reading New Years Resolution: Let This Be The Year of Hygge
My Gratitude For Music, Books, and All Forms of Art
I love music. I love books. I love all forms of art — and I’d like to express my deep gratitude for it all. I’d like to consider myself a minimalist. But when it comes to certain things, like vinyl records and books for example, I’m a bit of a hoarder. You hear people gush… Continue reading My Gratitude For Music, Books, and All Forms of Art
This is why forgiveness is so important
For me, Christmastime is the celebration of Winter Solstice -- when the light of hope returns on the darkest day of the year, as the sun is reborn. It's the start of a new year and a new cycle, which reminds us that we have the power to start over. As Christians celebrate the birth… Continue reading This is why forgiveness is so important
I’m sick of being an over-giver…
I'm sick of being an over-giver and attracting people who only want to take from me and give back nothing in return. I shouldn't even have to ask a person to treat me like a human being, rather than an object to be stored away on a shelf and taken out whenever it suits them.… Continue reading I’m sick of being an over-giver…