have roamed the streets of Oklahoma City for my entire life, and I won’t lie to you, it isn’t the most glamorous city on the surface. It is often an afterthought when it comes to vacations and is a misunderstood city in general.
Truth Hurts is a humorous track that is carried by a beat that makes you want to dance and scream the lyrics with your girlfriends. I remember being excited that a song came out that empowered women and put an emphasis on knowing your self worth and accepting nothing less. There were a few other Lizzo songs in rotation at the time (around July 2019), so I just assumed her album had been recently released and these were her singles. I carried that line of thinking until recently when I was watching the music video and noticed that the song was released in 2017.
This year, I really wanted to get a handle on my anxiety. So I set out to try the most popular remedies and I noticed a reoccurring theme. Meditation made the top of most lists. I had tried it here and there but never consistently. It was hard for me to focus and my mind would wander. Part of me was always skeptical of the process and would never commit to the idea.
Music binds our emotions to rhythm and translates them through words we could never formulate. It provides a tangible version of thoughts we wish we could say. It explains events in a way that we each relate to. Whether the tune makes the listener remember their first love or their first heartbreak. A whirlwind of emotions sweeps over the consumer. Different notes and melodies curate mixed emotions, some positive, and some negative. They combine to form a bitter-sweet tincture.
All over the world, people are beginning to appreciate having fewer belongings. When you practice minimalism, you only keep what brings you joy and what is utilized in your daily life. Minimalism looks different for everyone and does not require you only to own five shirts and two pairs of shoes. It’s about simplifying life and reducing our attachment to material things.