From Oregon to California and everything in between.
10 Lessons I Took from Rewatching Gilmore Girls
During the past year, I can say with absolute certainty that I've watched more Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Apple TV (jesus, there's a new form of streaming daily isn't there) than I would like to admit. I not only have devoured new shows likes Flight Attendant, SnowPiercer, Bridgerton, and Queen's Gambit, but I re-binged shows. Gossip Girl, Nashville, Jane the Virgin, One Tree Hill and of course, Gilmore Girls all came back onto my radar.
The Anti-Valentine Anthems
I think I've had one successful Valentine's Day with a significant other. I'm in a commited relationship currently, and we decided early on that Valentine's Day wouldn't be made a big deal. However, I was driving to the Los Angeles Flower Market with my best friend, Caitlin, today and she said to me, "I'm gonna use this holiday as a self-care day. A me-day. A girl power day." So, we drove and put together a playlist of all-female artists from all eras, singing about self-love, female empowerment, and you guessed it, sex. Warning - explicit language.
The Birth of Dark Earth
Every artist has a nichè. Every artist is inspired by other artists and different genres. Then there are artists that pave their own path. With the world of music growing daily, new sounds emerge. Let me introduce you to Dark Earth, and it's first creator - Annábla.
My Worst Date(s)
We all know what it means to have an alright date. You know the one I’m talking about, when you leave, you think to yourself, “Maybe he was just nervous?” or “Give him another chance, it can’t be that bad twice?” Well sometimes, that’s true. And most times, it’s not. For those "most times" you say, “I know for DAMN sure that I am not calling them back.” We’ve ALL had one of those, and if you’re one of the lucky few that haven’t—well, good for you, go buy a lottery ticket. Honestly, I’ve had a slew of bad dates that seemed to culminate over one specific summer. I was dumped and my first reaction (after the sobbing began to stop) was to go on dates…a LOT of dates. For privacy, I’ll change the names because I’m sure the dates themselves are embarrassed enough. And so begins, the series of three of the worst dates from one summer and some of the lessons that terrible dates have taught me.
The Book that Took Me Three Years to Read.
"It's not your fault." The first chapter of this book brought tears to my eyes. It told me everything that I had tried to tell myself for years. It said - "Now it has a name. This illness has a name, and with that comes answers." And that was reassuring, but the paragraph under the headline Blame Game is what really shook me to my core:
A City within a Desktop Screensaver
I’m originally from Corvallis, Oregon. If you know where that is, 10 points. If you know where Portland is, 5 points. Most conversations where the obligatory – “so where are you from” ends up with me saying Corvallis, someone having zero clue where that is and looking confused, and me ending with, “You know where Portland is? It’s an hour and a half from there.”
The little things are the big things
If I had a dollar who everytime I started a New Year and saw a resolution that said - "Save money", "Lose weight", or "More self-care", I would not still be waiting on my unemployment check from August of 2020. Don't get me wrong, making resolutions can be life-changing for a lot of people, some DO save money, lose weight, and incorporate more self-care that changes their entire life and I applaud those people, I really honestly do. However, my mindset has always moved toward get gradually better, start with small things, think about one thing a day that could make it better or more manageable. My "resolutions" for the Year 2021 go as follows:
Playlist of my Life, 2021 Edition
5 songs. I'm one of those girls that's all about new music and hearing what's been put out to analyze immediately, however if you made choose 5 songs to listen to, I could manage to pick a few that put a smile on my face. Buckle up, keep your Apple Music or Spotify app opened, and fingers ready to add some new music.