What I’m listening to | Alt-J “Every Other Freckle”

Alt-J recently shared the third single, “Every Other Freckle,” off the band’s new album, This Is All Yours. Alt-J is an English indie band formed in 2007. Alt-J refers to the keyboard sequence on a Mac; it produces the band’s symbol, the delta sign or ∆. You may have heard a few songs off their An Awesome Wave album. If not, that’s okay. Follow the annals of the internet, and I’m sure you’ll find it. Their unusual sounds stems from the fact that they recorded most of their music with Garage Band in the student halls during college.

 

30 things to do before 30

30 things to do before I turn 30
I have less than three years until I turn 30. (My 30th birthday is on June 5, 2017.) Jeeze. Where the heck did my twenties go? I feel like just yesterday I was traveling through Spain and celebrating my 21st birthday on Mallorca. Time just flies. I’ve already accomplished and attained a lot of things I’ve wanted in my life. But there’s always more out there to explore, dream and discover. No time like the present to accomplish all the things we continue to put off until tomorrow. (read more…)

Introvert or extrovert? Understand your personality

Understand your personality

When people use the word introvert, it often carries along a negative connotation. They confuse introverts with being shy or antisocial. But I don’t see that as being the case. While I once considered myself shy, I can no longer attach myself to the label. Plus, I would never say I’m antisocial. For most part, I enjoy being around people and making new friends. I just need to balance those experiences with my need to be alone and recharge.

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What I’m listening to | Benjamin Booker “Violent Shiver”

If you’ve not heard of Benjamin Booker yet, get ready for a blues explosion with “Violent Shiver.” Based in New Orleans, Booker is a bit of punky blues mixed with dirty rock n roll. Booker never intended to chase music. In fact, he went to school for journalism and attributes his success to dumb luck. Currently, he’s touring the U.S. with his guitar hero, Jack White, who hand-selected Booker to join him.

What I’m loving lately

Loving Lately August

I absolutely love summer. While I know it’s not over yet, I can’t stop thinking about the outdoors and the crisp fall weather. I guess I just have hiking trails and Mt. Hood on my brain. Our trip to Oregon is coming up so quickly! Here’s a list of few things I am loving lately:

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Life lately: July

Life-lately-July-Kent-State-University

July was an exciting month full of travel and joy. Summer has been an exactly perfect balance of busy days and restful days. The older I get, the more I realize and understand how important this balance is for me. But it sure is flying by, isn’t it? Here are a few life highlights in the month of July:

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My summer reading list

Summer reading list
Summer is here! In fact, we’re already digging our toes into the dog days of summer. It’s hot and sticky, and the days are long. Usually the long days mean lots of reading outside – by the pool, near the ocean or in the park. With all these longer days you would think I’d have read more books by now. Yet, I’ve only managed to finish reading two. My reading list has been heavy on the non-fiction lately. I’m excited to change things up with a stack of fiction reads for the rest of summer. Here’s my summer reading list:

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