Friday, February 2, 2018

February Playlist

I got to see my result from Spotify's 2017 Wrapped a few weeks ago. I was taken aback by how little I listened to music according to Spotify. The tracker said I listen to a whopping 867 minutes of music in all of 2017. Granted,  I have a record player that I listen to music off of too. I'm definitely aware that 2017 wasn't my prime year for listening to music. I'm hoping to listen to more music in 2018.

I've decided I'm going to create a monthly playlist to help me discover more music starting next month. This month, I opted to stick with one of my favorite playlists. This is a soft, mellow playlist that has lots of emotion. I'm definitely the type of person who chooses to listen to calming music rather than pop music.

I'd like to create a music playlist for when I run on the treadmill. I'll probably end up creating a throwback playlist as that's the type of music that gets me dancing. In the meantime, I've been listening to podcasts while I run. Be on the look for a running playlist for next month's edition.

Free Spirit // Atlanta Rhythm Section
Laundry Room // The Avett Brothers
Snow Time // James Taylor
Atlanta // Ron Pope
Black Balloons // Local Natives
Sun It Rises // Fleet Foxes
Tuesday // The Eveybodyfields
White Apple // Blind Pilot

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Step Into My Week: Homecoming, BBYO & Atlanta

I'm back! I always forget about the adjustment time it takes to get back into the school routine. It was definitely a little worse for me than other years. I always strive to produce the best high-quality content so I chose to take some time for myself to regroup with school before creating blog content. This month will be a true test for blogging with 2 fun trips planned for this month, so many projects due in the next 2 weeks, and a huge project I'm taking on. I'm so excited to see all that I do this month.

At this point, I've lost how many days I've had off because of snow or some other weather-related issue. I'm very thankful that my school hasn't had to extend the school day or add additional days to the calendar like a lot of other schools have to. I'm definitely one of those people who absolutely loves school. I love getting a day off every now and then, but I get bored after a few days off. I'm glad that we haven't had any more unexpected days off.

My school has basketball homecoming. Truthfully, I love that we have basketball homecoming rather than football homecoming as the hype gets built up for a little while. This year, my friends and I decided to get dinner at what we found out was a popular place to eat before the dance. It's hilarious to think we must've seen at least 25 people from my school and even more people were in a different room. The dance itself was super fun. I always love dancing it out with my pals.

After homecoming, I drove on over to my BBYO chapter's kickoff. We had an ice skating themed kickoff that was super fun. I got to see so many people I hadn't seen in quite a while. It's so cool to think about all the awesome friendships I've created because of BBYO. I was so happy to see so many new faces as January tends to be a big recruitment month. I can't wait for all the chapter programs coming up in the next few months.

My friend Catie and I went out for dinner at the new Braves stadium's little town center. It was so much fun. Unfortunately, I got lost driving around the Braves' campus, so we didn't get to hang out for too long. We ended up going to a Mexican restaurant where I tried empanadas for the first time. They ended up being delicious. We also had the most amazing avocado salsa. I'm definitely going back to get avocado salsa.

I ended up volunteering with a special needs organization. I had an amazing time helping out at Tu B'Shevat. It's such a great Jewish holiday that celebrates trees and nature. I hope to celebrate it even more next year.