January 27, 2011

songs that put me in a good place

On The Radio- Regina Spektor
The Call- Regina Spektor
Head Over Feet- Alanis Morissette
The Scientist- Coldplay
Ticket To Ride- The Carpenters
Viva La Vida- Coldplay
Cowboy Take Me Away- Dixie Chicks
Can't Help Falling In Love-Elvis Presley
Johnny and June- Heidi Newfield
Big Green Tractor- Jason Aldean
I'm Yours- Jason Mraz
You Were Meant For Me- Jewel
I Love You- Martina McBride
Truly Madly Deeply- Savage Garden
I Like It, I Love It- Tim McGraw
Wonderwall- Melissa Rebronja (originally done by Oasis, but I just love this version)
Three Cheers for Five Years- Mayday Parade
Secrets- OneRepublic
Baby- Justin Beiber
Fast Car- Tracy Chapman
Kiss Kiss- Chris Brown
Need You Now- Lady Antebellum
Felt Good On My Lips- Tim McGraw
Give In To Me- Rose Falcon
No Air- Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown

Music is therapeutic for me. Some songs take me back to specific moments and experiences, some make me feel a certain way, and some I just like. I have a diverse list of favorites, but I like each one for a different reason. These songs take me to a good place. When I was a teenager and I felt angry or upset I would listen to music to help me calm down. Elvis was my saving grace in those days. It's funny how music can still help me to de-stress and how those songs that put me in a good place then can still put me in a good place now. The Scientist has at times been on repeat for hours. I remember my dad singing I Like It, I Love It when I was little and I have always loved it because of that. Today on the way home from work I even heard that 90s song, Sunglasses At Night and couldn't help smiling and had to listen to the entire song just because I remember my dad singing that once. All I have ever known of that song is the phrase "I wear my sunglasses at night so I can, so I can..." and it trails off from there, but it brings back good memories. Thank you for music in my life.

January 8, 2011


I specifically remember the day you were born and I learned that I FINALLY had a sister! Up until that point, my life with 2 brothers just was not up to par with what I thought life should be. Happy birthday (yesterday), Cris.


The best part about the New Year is the feeling of a new beginning. So as tradition goes, I must make my New Year's goals list for 2011...

1. Remember my life goals. I have a list I've started of goals I want to accomplish in my life. I am trying to make a list of 100 goals, but so far I have 41. While many are expensive, unrealistic, or difficult, many are extremely doable if I can just remember to plan well for them. So, I am going to review them and remember them so that they will be accomplished!
2. Be more patient. I know that this is very broad, but I want to be more patient with the little things that don't really matter in the end.
3. Be happy, healthy, and fit. I could go on about how much I want to stick to a workout routine or give myself a number of how many times a week I am going to go to the gym. I could make a healthy food plan for myself as well, but instead I'll stick with 3 adjectives that describe how I see myself in the future. A long to do list will not get me there. I am going to put more focus and energy into what I am already doing to be those three things. After all, it's experiences, not situations, that I really want.

I am an Oprah fan and yes I did get this quote from her, but I love it. Sums it up right there.
Here's to a new year!

January 1, 2011

happy new year

We went to the Gallivan Center and ice skated for New Years this year. It was quite cold outside, but that didn't keep us from having fun!