Today was off to a slow start with the dark, rain and gloomy feeling of exhaustion that comes with Mondays, but it turned out to be an almost sunny day by noon and the weather picked up a notch to a warmer temperature, so I took that as an opportunity to take a walk in the hopes of walking off the pain from my weekend workout.

I tend to do this thing where I’ll put my headphones on and turn the volume up really loud and walk and sight see things I’ve already seen, but in my mind, I’m walking in a music video (don’t judge me, you do it too). I love this song by CBR. I have been a huge fan of hers since “Put Your Records On” and her albums just become more and more soulful as she evolves as an artist.

I think there’s a cool coincidence that my favorite color is green and me and my love have this thing where we’re both into extraterrestrial things and space and astrology to which neither of us has studied, but it’s so interesting. Anyway, this is an amazingly soulful tune that will mellow you in a gooood way and turn those dreary vibes into chill ones.


Happy Sunday annnnnnnd Happy Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day. It’s been a while since I’ve had one and of course my Valentine would be in a different area code. Anywho, even though it’s freezing in Jersey (11 degrees) the sunny is shining and makes for a beautiful day. So as the sun shines bright against my yellow bedroom walls lighting and warming up my room I feel love. Not to mention my babe speaks my language: music. So I got a premium Spotify subscription and a wireless Bluetooth coming in the mail. How awesome is that? I’ve never been one to ask for anything, but it’s so cool.


I’ve been on a D’Angelo kick for the past two weeks and now I can listen on Spotify and skip as many songs as I want and listen to whatever song I want without having to hear an entire album and hope it shuffles to that song. The first song was “Really Love” by D’Angelo and even though I have to admit this album was a bit hard to understand phonetically, the vibes are still there. I know that I am in love and this song is the perfect beginning to my week. 

It’s the first Monday of 2016 and the first day back to work for most of us and lunchtime for most! I know getting up out of bed was the hardest thing to do after getting settled into the vacation, but a new year equals new goals! For me, I am streaming full ahead with setting new goals while also remembering to stop and smell the roses. I was feeling rather jazzy today even though it took me a while to get up. So I figured I’d share my lunch with some tunes from Hiatus Kaiyote and their track Shaolin Monk Motherfunk. I found this song a few years ago during a live set and it was amazing! 

Such an amazing band from Australia. They sound even better live which is where I first stumbled upon this song. It’s giving me the fuel to meet my daily goal which is to finish my next 5K word of my teen fiction and reformat my book for the e-edition.

What are you listening to today and what goals are you working towards?