how you make me feel

WILTT VOL. 10: How You Make Me Feel

how you make me feel

(My Photoshop skills are still shit but whatever. It’s the little things that matter. :-))

I almost always don’t know how to express how you make me feel. For now I’m going to borrow one of Marcus Flutie’s junk email haikus:

furious flutter
awakened hummingbird heart
hello hello love

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Truth Thursdays: This Journey

At some point I wanted to believe I wasn’t brave enough to stand up for myself. I thought dying was a clever way to prove the world that I was not afraid.

Bravery is knowing that you can’t change who you are. It is simply a form of acceptance. Accepting that you are not immune to danger or hurt. It is seeing danger and the possibility of being hurt but proceeding regardless.

Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, wrote the Dauntless manifesto: “I believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”

And this I tell you: I am no longer frightened to stand up for myself.

These are the songs that make me brave.

True Love Will Find You In The End” by Wilco
World Spins Madly On” by The Weepies
Someday You Will Be Loved” by Death Cab For Cutie
Lost Girls” by Tilly and The Wall
Lifeforms” by Daughter
The Perfect Ending” by Straylight Run
Lifening” by Snow Patrol
I Must Belong Somewhere” by Bright Eyes
The Resolution” by Jack’s Mannequin
Another Day Montage” by RENT 2008 Cast

This post is written for Truth Thursdays.

WILTT VOL 7: Rainy Day Playlist

when it rains

Excuse my futile attempt at being artsy with photos

I like when it rains. You don’t have be guilty because you’re not smiling or feeling sunny at all. It’s pouring outside, your shoes are soaking wet, you smell that weird scent from the rain on asphalt (it’s called petrichor in case you don’t know), and well, nothing could ever as gloomy as how you feel. Continue reading

WILTT Vol. 6: Me

What songs best describe you?

WILTT has been horribly taken care of (I’m sorry bb) so I’m going to start over by introducing me. The whole idea of this entry is inspired by Mila Victoria’s Intuition video.

I know that most people my age think that as 20-somethings, it’s okay to tell people “you don’t know yourself.” Nothing against that. Had I not seen Mila’s channel, I would be saying the same thing. But I say no more to all of that. It’s my personal choice to have what seems like a blurry picture of who I am than tell other people (and worse, myself) I have no frakking idea.

This mix is a representation of who I think I am (as a person) and not what I know myself to be. I guess having an idea of who I am is better than not knowing myself at all. I’m going to do what I want now and not hold back because people might not like me. SUP, LIFE. THIS IS HASHTAG SWAG.

  1. The National, Karen
  2. Band of Horses, No One’s Gonna Love You
  3. Angels and Airwaves, Lifeline
  4. Archie Star, Always Love You Never Leave You
  5. The Bird and The Bee, I’m Into Something Good
  6. Bon Iver, Holocene
  7. Taylor Swift, Holy Ground
  8. Stars, Set Yourself On Fire
  9. Snow Patrol, This Isn’t Everything You Are
  10. Megan Hilty, Crazy Dreams
  11. The Shins, New Slang
  12. She & Him, This Is Not A Test
  13. Say Anything, Do Better
  14. Robyn, Indestructible
  15. Passion Pit, Dreams
  16. Paramore, When It Rains
  17. Mumford & Sons, Awake My Soul
  18. MGMT, Electric Feel
  19. The Lumineers, Classy Girls
  20. Death Cab For Cutie, Someday You Will Be Loved

Your turn, reader. What songs best describe you?

WILTT Vol. 5: Lately

Hellaw, new WILTT post, you guys!!!! 😀 Lately, I’ve been busy watching films (screener season, I LOVE YOU) and catching up on all the television shows I religiously (used to, damn you work) follow. When I’m at work and I don’t feel like talking to people, I put my headphones on and listen to the Pitch Perfect soundtrack on loop. I figured that will not do as a WILTT post so here I am with very few songs. Next time I will – I promise – do better.

P.S. no 8tracks link today because it’s kinda late and I have to get up early for a meeting tomorrow.

  1. Icona Pop – I Love It
  2. Ellie Goulding – This Love (Will Be Your Downfall)
  3. Anna Nalick – Breathe (2 a.m.)
  4. Kimya Dawson – Same Shit/Complicated
  5. Kingsfoil – Grapevine Valentine

WILTT 4: Bye, November

It’s Christmastime! Whooooo! December is my favorite month because 1) Christmas 2) binge-worthy food 3) presents 4) people are impossibly nicer this time of the year 5) it’s my birthday month!

Although I have to work until the 23rd, I am so thrilled to stay in with my family and eat good food while watching Christmas-themed television. I love love love December! AAAAAAHHHH!

1. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Bright Eyes
2. “Christmas Lights” by Coldplay
3. “Christmas in Prison” by Emmy the Great
4. “Last Christmas” by Florence + The Machine
5. “Christmas Bells” by RENT Original Broadway Cast
6. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Glee Cast
7. “Blue Christmas” by She & Him
8. “Winter Song” by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson
9. “Christmas TV” by Slow Club

So, these are my favorite Christmas-y songs. What’s yours?