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The Music Currently Feeding My Soul

It’s been a couple weeks since we talked music and despite that not being my main focus (aka not my current job), it’s not any less of being a necessity in my life. Good music gets me through the long drives, the tough moments, the good moments, and carries me through some of the hardest workouts.

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We hit the road Saturday late afternoon to drive to Gatlinburg, TN so could hang out with a friend and his family on Sunday. When we arrived at a nearby RV campground and got set up, I sat down to start working on some work. I turned on Spotify and started listening to one of the radio stations when a song by Kaleo started playing and stopped me in my tracks. I closed my eyes, listened and when the song was over switched from the radio to listen to more.

When I woke up early Sunday morning, I grabbed my laptop, headphones, notebook of my to-do list and opened up Spotify again. There was no question, I needed to hear more of this.

Good music fuels my soul and it’s been missing lately. At least the kind that taps into my heart, drags out emotion, fills in missing spaces, and brings me the strength that I need for whatever the day may bring me.

And while I may say life on the road is hard, let’s get real – life NOT on the road can be hard as well. It’s not about whether it’s hard or easy, it’s about how we handle it, how we view those challenges, how we impact the world. I didn’t set out on this year to do something mediocre; I set out because I wanted to do something amazing; I wanted to touch someone and change their life; I wanted to push boundaries (my own included); I wanted to make a huge impact.

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So while those things may not be easy, while they may tear me down somedays, the important thing is that I’m taking care of myself so I can have the best opportunity for success. For me, that includes good music.

What are you listening to and loving this week?

*Good music totally calls for a MIMM!*

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.

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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.