Event #3- The Iconic CD

Hey what’s up hello. I am knee deep in homework and test prep after a very eventful weekend and decided I needed a break. So what do I do when I need to destress? Write, of course. I know these are being posted sporadically, but life is hard man. I feel like one of those youtubers who post like once every six months and blame it on how busy they are. I used to think that was such a lame excuse, but now I can see where they are coming from. I promise to post at least once a month, hopefully more, but I find that when I feel obligated to do something, even if it’s something I love, that makes me not want to do it. Yikes.

Event #3- The Iconic CD

Ok, if you think you know me well enough, I want you to shout out right now who my favorite band is. 3..2..1.. go!


If you screamed the Lumineers you are correct. (Partial credit will be given to those who shouted Walk the Moon or the 1975.) So the Lumineers first album came out in 2012, and I randomly asked for it as a Christmas gift because I really liked the song Ho Hey, I know I was one of those people. But, obviously, asking for that random CD is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

The Lumineers taught me that music is not just something you listen to, but something you feel. You’ve heard me rant countless times about how much I love music –I have two other blog posts about it… just saying– and how much it has impacted my life. Well, the only reason I began to feel this way was because of the Lumineers. Their songs have been with me for the past 5 years of my life. They helped me through the uncertainty of high school, the pain and the growth and the love, and will continue to be with me as i navigate these stressful college years. I have grown up with this band and I can’t describe how much Wes, Neyla, and Jeremiah mean to me.

I finally got to see them in concert this year in Raleigh, and man oh man, what an outer body experience that was. I could rant on and on about my love for them, but I’m going to end this post by saying thanks to my dad for getting me one of the best christmas presents I have ever received.

Don’t people, especially the ones in bands, just rock,

your favorite people person


Music again???

Yesterday I revisited old songs that used to be my favorites when I was younger. I realized that no matter how old I become, there are some songs I will never forget all the words to. There are some artists that I will never stop loving. There are so many moments associated with the music that shaped my life through all my years. Nights where I lived spontaneously, danced all night, had the time of my life and music was what made those moments so unforgettable. I know I talk about music pretty frequently, but there is just something about it that makes me feel alive. Moments when you find clarity, feel emotions you’ve never felt like falling in love, or having your heart broken. The music surrounds you, eliciting so many conflicting emotions. Swirling around inside of your head as you laugh, cry, scream. Music is actually therapy, believe it or not. Whole generations are defined by the music they listen to. Our generation, though? I don’t know if we can fit into one certain music genre. Now there are many different genres for the many different people our generation holds. I think it’s pretty beautiful how each of us find some genre of music to help us define ourselves. We are alternative, we are pop, we are rap, we are country. We are a generation with an unusual connection to the music that we love. And I couldn’t be happier that I have ears that can hear the beautiful symphonies that make me who I am. Thanks to all the people who are making music, aspire to make music, or who just love to support the artists and listen to it.

-your favorite people person who wishes she could sing


I will admit that, overall, I’m a supremely happy person. Yes, there have been tough times where I questioned my purpose and my friends and what I was doing with my life, but I survived them all. I know God was a major part in bringing me back from the abyss of loneliness I created for myself, but something else saved me. MUSIC. Wow music literally has saved my life. I love it so much words really cannot describe. It’s done so much for me and I wouldn’t even be able to sleep if I didn’t have it.
So I decided to share some music that makes me supremely happy with you. Not all of the songs are happy, but they just make me feel that way!!! I hope you enjoy this “playlist”!!!
Puzzle Pieces- Saint Motel
Poison & Wine- The Civil Wars *the lyrics are superb*
Little Bird- Ed Sheeran
Wilder Mind- Mumford & Sons
Birds Don’t Sing- TV Girl
Worlds on Fire- Zerbin *makes you wanna drive with the windows down and cruise*
Over & Over- Smallpools
Make You Mine- Public
Hourglass- Catfish and the Bottleman *soooo cute*
Freaky Love- Captain Kidd *pls look up the music video*
Everybody Wants to Rule the World- Tears For Fears
Cherry Wine- Hozier
My Type- Saint Motel
Bungalow- Scott Helman
XO- John Mayer
Past Lives- Ke$ha                                                  Highway Don’t Care- Tim McGraw
Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes- Kristin Andreassen
True Love- Coldplay
Friends- Ed Sheeran *best lyricist of our generation*
5 Years Time- Noah and the Whale
Believe- Mumford & Sons
Come On Eileen- Dexys Midnight Runners
Faithfully- Journey
Yellow- Coldplay
Homesick- Catfish and the Bottleman
Cardiac Arrest- Bad Suns
Cherry Lips- Loon Lake
Smile- Mikky Echo *fun message*
Light It Up- OneRepublic *could listen to this on repeat for hours*
The Run and Go- Twenty One Pilots
Irina- Savannah
Give Me Love- Ed Sheeran
Some Nights- fun.
Paradise By the Dashboard Light- Meatloaf
Lovebug- Jonas Brothers *greatest song of all time?*
Work Song- Hozier                                                Starry Eyed- Ellie Goulding
Don’t Stop Me Now- Queen
Repeating Days- R5
Autumn- Matthew Nole                                           It’s Not My Fault, I’m Happy- Passion Pit *reminds me of the fall*
and here are three of my favorite bands and you should give every one of their songs a listen
•The 1975
•The Lumineers
•Walk The Moon  (Taylor Swift is queen, but she’s not everyone’s cup of tea so)

have fun listening and tell me if you’ve found your new fav song if you want more I have a Spotify it’s nandismith

-your favorite people person