I skipped last week. I did, I’m sorry.
My excuse is good though!
I spent the past week in Boston reconnecting with some high school friends (thanks for letting my broke-ass stay in your apartment for free) and meeting some really incredible new pals at Hive. It just reaffirmed in me the belief that good, reciprocal relationships with people are the most important things in life. You can come from all walks of life, but when you find a real connection with someone, it’s a spark that ignites everything within. I definitely felt a lot of warm & cuddly feelings this weekend, though I could have done without all the hugging. And while relationships fade in and out, as they should naturally, you learn a great deal about yourself when you’re around other people.
I don’t know if I’ll maintain a lot of the connections I’ve made because life forces us to make cutbacks we don’t want to make, but the past week convinced me that I am capable of a lot more than I thought I was. In specific social contexts, I’m usually terrified of “networking”, but it was surprisingly a lot easier than I anticipated once you strip people down from their professional titles, socioeconomic status, or whatever defining features you usually come up against when meeting new people. I learned that first impressions, or second or third, are actually quite compelling. To think that others who only knew me for brief moments in the totality of my life could find something worthwhile in me was uplifting in ways I didn’t expect. So, in all, I’m grateful for the experience and will try my damnedest to keep this newfound, or maybe rejuvenated, sense of self & appreciation at the forefront of how I live my life.
Anyway, to get to the music, this week I mega-amped it up with some tunes that I’ve heard in grocery stores and at the mall, so you know it’s going to be pretty great. It’s an amalgamation of r&b, electronic, pop, and happiness all smushed into one great playlist, if I may say so myself.
This week, try to listen and let life take control. It shouldn’t take a week-long trip to Boston to make you realize your worth and the value of actually connecting with real-life humans. Listen, live, and listen more. You’d be surprised at what you’ll hear.
With love and peace,
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