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Music Monday

Thank you to everyone for your kind words on my Thinking Out Loud post last week. Sometimes it’s hard to share the not so perfect side of things. We put up this mask of how our lives are and we share the good times but as we all know, things aren’t always pleasant. Sharing the not so pleasant moments isn’t easy or always fun, but it makes us REAL.

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Last week’s Music Monday was about music that makes me feel something. Today’s is music that helps me relax.

As I sat in a coffee shop in Kansas Saturday morning with a to-do list a mile long and more overwhelming than anything (I have a tendency to add more things to my list faster than I can cross anything off), I stuffed ear buds in my ears and turned the music up to help block out those around me and just get in a zone.

Sometimes it’s easy to get distracted and I need whatever I can to get in the zone, focus and get things done. My todo list will always be a mile long and sometimes I just have to remind myself that I can only do so much and then find the best way to support myself through it. This was that.

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Headphones in. Music up. Breathing.


What are you listening to today?

Music That’s Made to Make You Feel Something

My heart is melting today…from music. This isn’t the first time and I know it won’t be the last but it started with one song and it kept going.

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I sat in my bed Saturday afternoon working and writing and trying to focus but I found myself engrossed in the music and the emotion it was drawing out of me. The tears that streamed down my cheek as I listened to the lyrics, the melody and the harmonies that filled in the spaces.

You know this is what I live for; this is why I can never fully let music leave my life. It’s for moments like this, moments that get me thinking and wondering and hoping and wishing and dreaming. Dreaming about all of the things that I want out of my life, my career, my relationships, myself.

Maybe I overthink it a bit but I’m okay with that. Music is something that is supposed to draw out emotions and be personal. One song can mean one thing to me and something else to you but have the same impact on both of us.

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What are you listening to today?

What music draws emotion out of you?