Happy TunesDay: Collection 64

The end is nigh and I’ll be home home home in less than a week.

But, before that, I have to pull through the rest of this semester.

I’m taking a finals week break to share this playlist with y’all (okay, to be honest, this is my 50th break in the span of 3.6 hours…I’m human).

I cozied up to this playlist yesterday while writing into the night. Music is a real mood changer, because even though it felt like I was drowning in work and reading and too many word documents, I couldn’t help but feel groovy and great with this playlist.

This morning, I woke to snow…I’ll be real with y’all. Snow is magical. It’s beautiful and refreshing and lovely…for a good ten minutes. Then your face feels numb, you lose all feelings in your fingertips, and you can feel your heart rate slow in order to preserve your dear life.

It’s a good thing my walk to campus from my apartment is only fifteen minutes long.

Anyway, I hope that y’all enjoy the playlist as much as I do.

Wishing you all a safe and warm wintery week.

 

Happy TunesDay: Collection 50

Happy TunesDay, friends.

I genuinely hope your Tuesday has gotten off on a more productive note than mine.

In typical Christina fashion, I’m attempting to do four tasks at once and being unsuccessful at finishing any one of them in a timely manner, including this very blog post.

I need to remember to take a breath and try to tackle things one at a time–much easier said than done for someone like me whose mind moves many miles a minute (that was a tongue twister, wasn’t it?).

How do you keep focus? I’m willing to try whatever tips y’all have!

In the meantime, I’ll be listening to this week’s playlist and trying to drown out all the extra noise in my head.

wishing you focus & clarity,
Christina

Background graphic from Design Love Fest.

TunesDay: New Year, New Tunes

You thought I was done, didn’t you?

FEAR NOT.  Because a new year means more new music for your petite lil’ ears.  Or not petite.  I really don’t know how big your ears are or if that dictates whether you hear music more clearly.

I was trying to figure out a theme for the first TunesDay of 2017.  Did I want to go the mellow acoustic route?  Would I rather hear hip R&B beats on a gloomy Tuesday morning?  And then I thought, “well, hey, this is my playlist, I’ll add whatever I please!”  So that’s pretty much what I’m doing.  If you’re not into it…well, there’s always next week.

I hope in 2017, you listen more clearly and give new voices (and new music) a chance.  2016 had some pretty great albums, but I am looking forward to seeing what music fills our hearts and minds in the upcoming year.

What artists are you looking forward to hearing more of?

Happy TunesDay // TunesDay Takeover

Everyone.
I am so excited.

!!! The exclamation points are supposed to help indicate the level of excitement I am feeling !!!

Look, I’ll be the first one to tell you how unable I am to let go of certain things. Squishy pillows and those weird plastic tubes of colored liquid we played with as ’90s children come to mind. Also TunesDay. TunesDay, though not really a tangible thing, is something that I’ve become so attached to. It is probably the longest standing relationship I have outside of my family and select friendships.

But you know, attachment to intangibles can be particularly unhealthy. So, in the spirit of introspection and self-improvement, I thought I’d let go of my need for control and let loose a little this week for my very first TUNESDAY TAKEOVER.

Cue confetti cannons and expressions of shock & awe.

I know, right? Why did I not think of this brilliance earlier? I have a ton of wondrous friends and acquaintances with pretty fantastic music taste. I will be asking a cool person to takeover TunesDay once a month…so who knows, you could be next, dear Listener/Reader!

But for now, let’s diversify our music mix and get into it!

Introducing this month’s TunesDay Takeover DJ is my dear friend, Sam.

Y’all. I knew he had good music taste before, but I found out last week that he legit has good music taste. As in, stop peeling back the layers of this onion so quickly because I am going to cry. I mean, I know music preference is subjective, but SUBJECTIVELY, his taste is grand.

His mix will not disappoint. You will feel a tumult of emotions. Like when Michelle Obama said, “when they go low, you go high”…you will go low and high and all the heights in between.

Anyway, as this is the first TunesDay Takeover, let me know whose music tastes you admire! Maybe I’ll take your recommendations to heart.

Sending you lots of love, freedom, and virtual tissue hugs,
Christina

 

Watercolor background from Jen Lashek for Design Love Fest.