Earworm: Carole King's Tapestry

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Why it took me so long to listen to this album I have no idea. It's just warmth. In a time when most of top 40 radio is manufactured beats, you can hear the instruments and I forgot how much I love music where you can tell that instruments are actually being played on the track. 

My favorite track on the album is the opener, "I Feel the Earth Move". It's just joy distilled without the frills, and an uptempo song where the piano is heavily featured. And it feels different from love songs that are released today. It's about the feeling of being in love, and not about how cute they are or what makes them beautiful.

This album also has her version of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman". I love Aretha's version, and whenever I need a pick me up, I put on her performance from the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors and listen to Aretha sing and watch Carole King in awe of her. While Aretha's version of the song is passionate, Carole's is tender. Sometimes all you need is some tender loving care.This album is considered one of the greatest albums of all time. And rightly so. I just wish this had entered my life earlier because then I would have had more time to enjoy it.

The Final Semester Has Begun

Monday, January 28, 2019
My final semester of my college career has begun. Of course, because of life, I have three four-hour classes this semester, so prepare for some very tired tweets after the night ones.
I don't know what to make of no longer being a student and becoming a real adult. I know I've been an adult for almost five years now, but this is the real beginning. And I have no idea what I am going to do.
Adulthood has always scared me because whenever I was asked what I wanted to do when I grew up, I would always say "I don't know" because I could never picture it. And now that time is here, and I have to figure out.

Here's to hoping the odds are in my favor.

(Also, I'm an Arts & Entertainment Management major and Marketing minor, so if any of you know of jobs available for someone in New York City it would be much appreciated.)

To Share or Not To Share

Thursday, January 17, 2019
I have always wanted to be a person who journals. The amount of journals I have purchased over the years would lead you to believe I was as prolific fantasy writers.
I have always been uncomfortable with sharing my thoughts. To my parents, my sister, various therapists. I can't even post simple text posts on tumblr that are more than just a funny little thought that could easily be posted on twitter. So why am I uncomfortable putting them into a journal? It is for my eyes only, no one else will know, and there will be no judgements from anyone for whatever I write in them.
I was always taught not to be an imposition in people's lives, but I guess that idea has now extended to me not being able to talk about my life, whether it's to friends, or even career services. Couple that with Catholic guilt and it is debilitating.
My guess is because of that, I never really learned how to discuss my feelings. Not with family and not with friends, so whatever social skills that comes with being able to share and express your deepest feelings, I do not possess, even with something as private as a journal.
I wish I could end this post with how I've learned how to share my feelings and overcome my fear of it, but I haven't. But, hopefully, with this thing I decided to do on whim, will really help. So, sorry to any readers of this who will endure my one-side therapy sessions or the randomness of my thoughts.

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