The Non-Definitive Guide To Life

If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with rain" - Dolly Parton

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Spotify Playlist : Road Side

LISTEN - November 8, 2018

Q3 2018 Spotify Playlist| Road Side

Another playlist another life update… 

How is it already November? How are we already in the second month of Q4?

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately, ok let’s be honest, when am I not self-reflective.

I journal on a daily basis, and it’s interesting how the same frets, insecurities, anxieties, hopes, dreams, aspirations – they just cycle through the pages. To be super honest and transparent, I don’t feel like I’ve grown in the ways I’ve hoped to grow over the last few years. And yet I KNOW I’ve grown in different ways that I didn’t anticipate or plan. It’s like my life is one long road trip, and instead of getting to my desired destination, I discovered something different and interesting in a roadside attraction.

Now, what I need to come to terms with and accept is that although I didn’t get to my destination, I can’t regret the experiences and lessons I learned by the roadside. Life is the greatest adventure, the only thing linear about it is that there is a beginning and an end, but everything in between is filled with curves, roundabouts, peaks, and valleys. This year is almost over, and I think it’s fair to say that I’ve done the best I could with it. But it’s not over yet, and I’m not racing to the finish line. I’m back on the road, with a new map in hand, and ready to burn rubber!

(*ok I’m done with the road trip metaphors – for now 😉)

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LISTEN - May 18, 2015

I finally saw Harold and Maud for the first time this past week. My playlist didn’t start as a tribute to Maud and it isn’t intended to be one now, but I think she would enjoy this mixtape. I loved her verve for life – it’s a good reminder to live with as much gumption now and not tomorrow.

‘The Chain’ – Fleetwood Mac/ ‘Bisou Magique’ – Melody’s Echo Chamber/’If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out’ – Cat Stevens/ ‘Ventura Highway’- America / ‘Your Song’ – Elton John/ ‘God Only Knows’ – The Beach Boys / ‘Needles In The Camel’s Eye’ – Brian Eno/ ‘Forgiven/Forgotten’ – Angel Olsen

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