Category Archives: music

Soothing music for the soul

Yes, I am still here!!

Whoa… it’s been too long. I’ve officially failed as a blogger. To be honest, this blog hasn’t been a priority, but it’s always lingering somewhere deep in my thoughts. I wish I had the time and energy to do more, and I will, but in the meantime bear with me.

Life is good! Busy, crazy, lame, exciting, unpredictable, stressful and whatnot. I’m always sleep deprived (and always hungry!), but I’m juggling it all while still trying to enjoy everything that Portland has to offer. I love this city. I love its quirkiness, hipster vibe, great food and beer, music, location and Oregon. What’s not to love about Oregon?!

If you’re in the area, feel free to say hello! In the meantime, you can follow me on Instagram – @webangel81.

I’ve got some more news for you in a bit, but pace yo’self.

Here are some pics from the past few weeks…

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Munching on Voodoo Doughnuts at work!

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With my friend Elissa in the elevator!

My hubby's band Candy Machine Wrecker performing in Eugene

My hubby’s band Candy Machine Wrecker performing in Eugene

 

What shaped me

When I was turning 16 it wasn’t so sweet. I was an angsty teenager who threw fits and didn’t know where I belonged, or what I was supposed to do. And yes, this is one of those sappy posts that reminisce about past times and which – in retrospect – almost always make sense.

I found my refuge in music. It was my solace, inspiration, motivation and escape from my own world. What I found in music was what kept me afloat. And there is only one album I can credit that for. It prompted the start of my own recognition – the journey of my own transcending into a more spiritual awareness. It all started with Jewel. And to this day I have to remind myself I wouldn’t be where I am today without the epic CD Pieces of You, acrylic paint, the arts of Paul Gauguin and writing. Today I’m 32, but whenever I hear this song, I’m traveling back in time, reliving my youth, cherishing the memories and thinking  I’ve had a heck of a ride. And it will keep going, because as humans we are  all always in some kind of transition, whether it be relationships, work, ideologies, dreams, ambitions…. you name it.

This song will always be my favorite. Because it made something inside of me alive, and whatever that was soothed me in some of my most difficult times.

 

Music Monday: ‘Cause I heart Florence

Is any introduction necessary here? Behold the FAB Florence + The Machine Spectrum

 

Music Monday: Norah Jones

Memory escapes me, but I’m sure I’ve posted this song before… But who cares  Norah Jones is fabulous  – and perfect with a glass of red wine on a Monday.

Cheers to an incredible week!

 

Some December Instagram pics

Christmas Day breakfast!

Christmas Day breakfast!

Old school! Christmas music on cassette!

Old school! Christmas music on cassette!

Our tree... (I wish)

Our tree… (I wish)

 

Creepy Santa! If you've been naughty, he'll come visit you.

Creepy Santa! If you’ve been naughty, he’ll come visit you.

Follow me, @webangel81

And finally, some words of advice…

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Slipping through my fingers… then suddenly gone

Do you know the feeling?

Ah yes. You should know by now that I’m such a geek. I’m a sucker for drama, lyrics, music, literature…words. They haunt me and make me suffer. I become the meaning. It’s scary yet so wonderful.

I currently love this amazing song. Enjoy, get lost and resurface.