Have you had a chance to listen to President Obama’s Summer Playlist yet? DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE TWO?!?! Obviously I love a good playlist, and these are like gold. Presidential gold my friends. Except Courtney Barnett (Sorry, I’ve never been able to jump on that train.) Anyway, there is a day playlist and a night playlist, and I highly recommend letting them take you through this lovely Friday – that’s my plan 🙂
This week’s playlist is all about setting the tone for you to get some work done. Specifically, this playlist is for when your mind won’t stop racing and you have work that you need to get through. Picture this – it’s Monday afternoon and you are going through a serious case of the Monday blues. You had an incredible weekend and all you can think about are the different moments that you would rather be back in. The idea that you are supposed to meet your end of day deadline is looking more and more like a distant fantasy.
Queue this playlist.
These songs will help to get you out of your head and into a space where you can power through that project or check off the items on your list. Enjoy -xx
This will be the first in a roll-out of mood playlists that I am super excited to share. The exciting thing about these lists is they will be constantly updated on Spotify. Whenever I find a song that fits the vibe, I will add it into the mix. You can follow the playlist, or come back to this post, to have access whenever the mood strikes and hopefully you’ll hear some new tunes each time!
This week’s playlist is for when you are feeling good with where things are going in your life (or maybe you are trying to trick yourself into feeling good? idk.) You are content, not an extreme emotion like excitement or sadness but a comfortable spot where you have what you need and are looking forward to things to come. It’s like when you are sitting in a park with the sun shining, it’s comfortably warm and you can feel the sun’s rays on your skin. You have a tasty beverage and a snack and are reading a new book that you are just far enough into to be totally hooked. Chill and dreamy vibes come through this steady list of songs that can help keep that good mood going.
Take a listen and browse some paintings by Clare Elsaesser to help build up that mind-set.
Happy 4th of July everyone, I hope you are with friends or family (or both) celebrating the good in life! Nylon put together an awesome Americana playlist filled with some classics. You can have a listen below 🙂
It can be tough to see the good in our country right now when everywhere you turn you see how much needs to change. It seems like the current political landscape called out the racism, xenophobia, and general hatred of anything different that many thought we had moved beyond and then amplified it for personal gain. I am disappointed in so many ways at the hatred and lack of respect for our neighbors that I see far more clearly than I ever have before.
That said, we are lucky in so many ways to live here. Do we have a long way to go? Yes. Have we regressed in recent years? Absolutely. Should we, or have we, given up? No. And that’s what I love about our generation. We are working toward creating something better for ourselves, but also for future generations. As much as people like to say millenials are self-absorbed and entitled, our actions say differently. We are working toward creating something for coming generations to build on.
Take this day to enjoy our freedoms and spread the joy and love that inspires others to do the same. Every smile and act of kindness makes a difference and we can all strive to be the light that brightens someone else’s bad day.
National Anthem: 4th of July Playlist
Check out Nylon’s Americana playlist below to help get those good vibes started!
One of the greatest things about summer is all of the awesome concerts that happen and how easy it is to get around with the nice weather. This week I am looking at three nights of concerts and I am really excited! Two are new to me and one is a group that I absolutely LOVE and have been waiting for them to come back to the states for a couple of years. On Thursday I will be checking out a friend-of-a-friend’s band right around the corner from my house (which is awesomely convenient), Friday I get to see Boy & Bear (<3<3<3) and Saturday I will be going to a Kenny Chesney concert. What strikes me about this lineup is how polar opposite all of these shows are. I am really excited to get to experience them back to back because I think it will be a really cool way to see how my headspace is affected by each show. Super easy to compare and contrast when it all happens right next to each other, right?
Here’s to everyone having a wonderful week filled with new experiences and open minds! Now take a look through some dreamy photos from A Restless Transplant and listen to Boy and Bear to help get your week going – xx
Check out more traveling goodness in the photos of A Restless Transplant here.