24 years old | graduate student | awesome | audiophile
2013 brought me some of the worst and hardest anxiety, panic attacks, losses, and disappointments up to this point of my life.
however, the past year also gave me incredible memories with friends, life-changing music, remarkable opportunities, and new possibilities.
I really can’t complain, and have the pictures, texts, videos, and memories to prove it :)
While I haven’t always been a huge fan of making “resolutions”, I have thought about some things that I want to keep in mind for 2014:
- listen to more podcasts.
- read more books and articles.
- think before you post.
- look forward to running and exercise.
- prepare for entry into the actual real world.
- go on more road trips.
- realize priorities.
- create memories…offline.
- be responsibly spontaneous.
- learn to love.
Happy 2014 :)
Jesse Ruben. What is there to say?
About a year and a half ago I watched as Jesse sang a new song entitled, “We Can”. That song ultimately changed my outlook on life. I embraced the message of that song, and applied it to many aspects of my life.
Last night, one that was pretty emotional, Jesse debuted a song not yet titled. I love being in the crowd when he debuts new songs. There is something about watching the vulnerability seep through the performance…and usually he knocks it out of the park. This time was no different. As he sang, "just because someone is different don’t mean their love matters less" my eyes filled with tears. Again, spot on. Take a listen, and be transported by the story that unfolds in these 5 minutes.
Some call me a fangirl for the guy, but it’s really an admiration for a guy who’s soul purpose in life is to touch people with his music, and that’s what he’s done. I see the world differently, I’ve become a better person, I’ve tackled obstacles I never thought I could, all because of his music. Isn’t that what music is supposed to do?
There are no words to describe the beauty, honesty, and emotion in these lyrics…I shed a few tears just thinking about the necessity of this message.