Category Archives: Music

A Safe Space

Saturday afternoon Sam and I are sitting in my room talking about the week we had, the week ahead, what’s going on, and what we still have to do. We’ve been on a huge roller coaster this past week and there’s definitely been some tears shed. At one point, I could just feel the stress building inside of me so I moved the computer from my lap, walked over to the other computer, turned the music up and sat down on the floor putting my head down and just soaking up the music.

For about 3 minutes I allowed myself to get lost in it. I didn’t think or worry or plan or strategize. I just closed my eyes, breathed and allowed myself to totally get lost in the music that was swirling all around me.


After the song was over, Sam and I left for a few errands and then joined a friend for dinner and drinks.

When Sunday came around though, there wasn’t anything else I wanted to listen to. I spent my evening with Lord Huron playing. Being reminded of why I love it so much, how I’m able to get lost in the music and tune into my most inner self.

If you didn’t know music could do that, it can.

This isn’t the first time I’m sharing Lord Huron and it won’t be the last.

Whether it’s the same songs as last time, different ones or what. It doesn’t change the fact that it reaches out to me and offers a safe space.

Design Changes & Jimmy Eat World

You may or may not have noticed a few changes to the blog lately…it’s okay, I’ll give you a minute to look around…

TLSM header

Over the last few weeks I’ve been making a few layout changes, improvements, enhancements, whatever you’d like to call them. They haven’t been super drastic and they’ve been (and will continue) to come slowly. I’m my own graphic and web designer so things may take a little longer, but I must admit, I”m awfully proud of myself for digging my hands into the HTML and not messing anything up. ;)


While I’m sure your Saturday nights are a bit more exciting, mine consist of me sitting on my bed, music playing in the background, and my head in my computer as I wade through HTML code in WordPress and hit refresh on the blog every time I make a change trying to make sure the change I made was the change I thought I was making (or sometimes finding out it wasn’t what I thought I was changing but it was a change I’d want to make anyway-did that even make sense?). Oh you web designers, I give you major props…

Anyway, my friend Justine is a major Jimmy Eat World fan and she’s had a few posts pop up on my Facebook feed this week so I decided to bring back an old favorite. As I’ve been working on blog stuff, writing, planning or just trying to relax, this week’s music pick has been Jimmy Eat World. It’s nothing new, but that doesn’t mean it’s not great, am I right?

What were you listening to this week?

What do you think of the new design?