I attribute a lot of my mood to the music that surrounds the moment I am in. If it's at a party and the newest songs are blearing through that black JBL on the coffee table, with opened bags of chips and stale Oreos. If it's that summer hit that you put on while driving down the highway as you travel through #Europe. If it's that mellow playlist that you put on in order to sometimes sit down, take a sip of your coffee from that fancy china in the fancy cabinet. Music, music is what creates a mood that we can revisit again and again whenever we listen to that song.
Recently the weather and school have pushed me to some long nights, in which it's nice to sit and stare through the windows, into the bare trees, and listen to a playlist that puts you in a transversal state indescribable to the common man. I really want my portfolio to reflect who I am, and maybe this post isn't exactly "on brand" with my common everyday busyness, but I think that it is on brand with the idea that we all need to sit down and slow down.
If you have Spotify (I'm guessing you do, and if you don't you can get it for free here: Spotify), they have put out a playlist titled "Late Night Vibes". Being honest, it's good for any time of the day. I have found myself listening to these songs on my walk to school or while sitting down and reading. I don't know what it is about this playlist, but I feel that I can do anything with it. The songs can be listened to and delve into if you wanted to, or you can sometimes totally ignore the lyrics and get some work done.
But I beg you. Knowing all of us. Knowing the late nights and early mornings we have. Take a sip of that coffee from that fancy china, and listen to something that's gonna get you to slow down. It's not worth running through life. We all have an expiration date, so let's all take time to enjoy the things God gave us, but listening to something calming and staring out a window once in a while.
- Karol @Ineffable Education