The Subtle Art of Listening

How to Create the Perfect Listening Space 1. Comfy Couch 2. Cozy Headphones/Sound System 3. Lounge Clothes 4. Comfort Food 5. Sunlight Optional: Dessert-Themed Scented Candle (i.e. – Birthday Cake) I don’t remember the last time I set aside a portion of time to intentionally listen to the entirety of a full-length album. We’re constantly …

Take a Deep Breath

It’s hard to catch your breath in a never-ending stream of going-on. Work. Errands. Sustaining health. Holidays. Goals. The list, if you start one, becomes an infinite circle of routine, obligation, and mundane attempts to survive. Life can get in the way like that, on occasion. As I settle into post-grad life, or “adult-ing”, the …

Am I Blue?

Even though it’s Sunday, I still checked my mailbox. I was hopeful and expectant that something wonderful was behind that mundane little plastic door, aside from the miscellaneous junk mail that I had left a few days before. As I opened my front door, my excitement began to rise. Seventy degrees, a number I couldn’t …

The Art of Learning

Cheesy title, I know. But on this cool, early Spring morning I find the phrase to be ever so relevant. Consuming is a simple process. Every day you consume a conglomeration of calories, interactions, words, music, and experiences. We all consume our fair share of media through small, glowing screens every hour on the dot. …

Different Day, Same Notebook….Same Cat

If I walked you through my daily ritual, you most likely wouldn’t get excited over it. Just like countless other days, my mornings are for coffee, afternoons contain work, and evenings ensue total relaxation (I write that clinging to an ideal sense of hope). Of course, minor incidents and changes can often affect that daily …

My Ongoing Relationship with Taylor Swift

I hated Taylor Swift. Disclaimer: This story plays out like a quintessential romantic comedy. At first, one or both persons in the movie exhibit a fair amount of hatred to the other. As the scenes play on, the hatred grows and comes to a climax. When all of the sudden, said two people realize their …

Staying in

Ever since moving to Franklin, I had been planning on becoming a local at the library and coffee shops. I even set aside a small budget for coffee, books, newspapers, etc. That’s what a writer does, right? Well if that’s what a writer does, I’ve been breaking ceilings and boundaries. Did you ever read the …

October Playlist

I have many friends that always ask me what I’m listening to. PS – I love hearing what you’re listening to, so don’t be hesitant to comment or leave a reply of your October playlist. But for now, feel free to give a listen to some of my latest muses. 1. Shake it Off – …

A lyric

When you realize you have something to say, and a platform to say it, the words become weighted. This is what drew me into lyricism in the first place. If you know me, or even have kept up with my blog posts, you know I have a lot to say. Literally the words don’t run …

A week in Nashville

I live in Nashville….well, it’s been a week. I’ve traversed some vintage stores, found my favorite coffee spot, and picked out the best running trail for morning hikes. Of course, I’ve lived in Nashville before–my final semester of school I was in Brentwood (West Nashville). However, Franklin was the change I needed. This past week …