This whole album, guys. Electronica + rap + crunchy rock rhythms + riffs from any era you can think of. Love it.
These guys first album just came out today. Heard them on 97.3 #KBCO this morning. Lovin it.
Learn to have healthy debates about your beliefs without viewing them as a personal attack.
Sheryl Sandberg - Lean In
SO MUCH THIS.
To explain where all these “loqua” posts are coming from, please see this post written by a friend of mine I met many years ago and who, even in her short stay in my life, has helped me learn many things about myself. She is the one who invited me to play, along with a small community of writers that has begun to grow. Shout out to the lovely Ms. South for being a kickass woman in all her forms.
Moving on to this past week’s word:
I am having the most difficult time writing about this week. I have boundaries on my mind, establishing boundaries to be exact, and opening up all the juicy details of my adventures is crossing some of the lines I’ve been setting up these last seven days. And so, I will leave you with a list of truths that I have learned from my own experiences and by watching others struggle surrounding this topic.
Next week is Envelop, and that sounds like just the ticket in this cold cold weather.
When I emerged from suburbia’s cocoon I was simple and unscathed, completely unaware of the world’s ways, and nearly drowned in the onslaught of expectation. When life comes easily for so long, you don’t realize what it looks like to really work at something. And so, out in the big bad world, I immediately collapsed and ruined some incredible opportunities.
After slumping through years of sloshed anxiety and self-doubt I strapped on a pair of big girl panties, bought a book on how to organize your life (that was literally part of the title), answered all my emails, and bought a dress that no one told me looked good on me. 300 days later, give or take, after years of beating my way through the real world, forgetting to pay bills and dealing with all the lovely backlash reserved especially for adults, I had learned how to practice. That knowledge hadn’t spilled over into the exercise department still, but we’re getting there.
This last week was about dwelling on what it means to practice, and I immediately went back to the embarrassingly long stretch of naivety and the short growth spurt that quickly shaped life as I know it. It takes work, and dedication, and a whole lot of humility to get shit done in this world. It’s so easy to say – I’ve been quoting that very idea since I was thirteen – but it’s another thing entirely to battle your way to understanding it. And now that I’ve accepted the most difficult job I’ve had yet, I’m putting all of that into practice.
I hope I’ll survive.