August Playlist

In just a little over a week, I’ll be heading on a long road trip back home and I’m going to be in desperate need of some new music to get me through the journey. As a lot of you are heading back to school, traveling for Labor Day Weekend, or making a permanent move for a new job in a new city, I wanted to compile a Road Trip Playlist to get you on your way. Feel free to include some of your favorite hits of the moment in the comments section to give myself some more tune inspiration!

1.) Shake It Off by Taylor Swift (I had to start with this one, I just had to)

2.) Gooey by Glass Animals

3.) Cool Kids by Echosmith

4.) Coffee by Sylvan Esso

5.) Buttons by The Weeks

6.) The Way We Touch by WE ARE TWIN

7.) The Face by Kings of Leon (an oldie, but a goodie)

8.) The Fire by French Horn Rebellion & Savoir Adore

9.) Welcome Home by Radical Face

10.) Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver (it isn’t a road trip without listening to this!)

11.) Dreams by the Cranberries (My personal favorite)

12.) Rivers and Roads by The Head and the Heart

13.) Highway Don’t Care by Tim McGraw

14.) Free by Rudimental feat. Emeli Sande

15.) Left Hand Free by Alt-J

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Out into the “Real World”…yikes!

Everyone always says the closing of one chapter in life brings about the beginning of a new one. So it only seems appropriate that I begin my first blog post freshly graduated from college and beginning my uncertain journey into the “real world”. I graduated a little under a month ago and it’s only recently hit me as I was making my way to live in a new city for the summer. 

ImageMy brothers supporting me at graduation (pun intended!)

Freshmen year of college everyone kept telling me, “Enjoy it! It’s going to go by in the blink of an eye!”, or the more frightening, “Stay in school as long as you can, the real world is no fun!”. A month after graduating, I finally get it – they were pretty spot on. The past four years DID fly by – but I accomplished so much in those four years that I’m beyond thankful for. I met some of my best friends who I know even after months and years go by will still be there for me through thick and thin (and when I just need someone to go get a DQ Blizzard with). I studied abroad not once, but twice, pushing myself outside of my comfort zone and embracing new cultures while indulging in way too much gelato and pasta (grazie, Italia).

If I could stay in college the rest of my life and get paid for it, I totally would – it’s a bittersweet moment walking across that stage and getting your diploma. Of course, it’s a milestone in your life you’ll never forget, but it holds an immense amount of uncertainty about the future (at least for me – those of you who’ve got it figured out, I envy you!). I’m a strong believer in everything happening for a reason and I realize that I’m the only person in charge of my life. In honor of this new journey I’m embarking on I hope to share some of the little things in life that make me giddy through my blog posts (you’ll notice quickly a lot of baked goods tend to easily do so).

Cheer’s to a new chapter in the book of life!

ImageJ101 Roomies – thanks for great friendships and even greater memories 🙂