I’m not a huge fan of Monday’s, but then again, who is? I think things will change, but right now it’s just a reminder that it’s the start of another week where I won’t do anything. I rely heavily on music to get me out of the house in mornings. And I usually watch some YouTube videos once I get to work. Since I’m not really in the mood to delve into certain issues right now, I just thought I’d share some of my favorite videos. I have eclectic taste. I know.
Because I love Pentatonix.
One of my favorites, with a beautiful tribute at the end.
Musical Madlibs–taking famous songs from musicals and changing up the lyrics.
Ivy League A Cappella
And because I love a good flash mob.
Watching Bob Ross made me want to paint.
The closing number from this year’s Tony Awards.
A few weeks ago, I share a video from Pentatonix. I think they’re an amazing a cappella group. I think it’s fairly safe to say that I’m obsessed with them. (Major talent crush.) I listened to several of their songs on the way to work and at work. It helps start my day. So when they partnered with Lindsey Stirling, I thought it was pretty awesome.
Since it’s a cover, I immediately had to go and look up the original artist. I listen to both the original and cover to figure out which one I like better. Since Pentatonix came into my life, their covers have usually won. But then I saw this:
And really? The video is awesome. Anyone who can make stuffed animals/puppets fight gets a big thumbs up from me. So I had to listen to as many songs from Imagine Dragons as I possibly could. Yeah. Loved them all too.
So it’s a tie. It really is. I love both arrangements and both videos. I could never pick between two loves.
I am so incredibly happy it’s Friday. This week has gone by so slowly and I’m happy it’s over and I can move on. Or I can forget it ever happened. Either way is fine by me. I just hope that today flies by. I can’t handle not having that much to do at work. Did the invoices. Making the deposit after lunch. Hopefully, taking more orders, but I highly doubt it will be enough to keep me busy. And I’ve read the majority of the articles on Foreignpolicy.com. I feel too rude to break out the magazine I have in my purse. Besides, that’s subway reading.
I’m not going to lie. Last night was difficult. Therapy was difficult. Getting to therapy was difficult. My anxiety is at the highest level it’s been in almost 5 years. It’s spilling over into the other parts of my life. I had to take a cab home last night because I was just too anxious. I felt a tad discombobulated leaving therapy. I talked a lot. Probably too much. My therapist brought up a subject that I’ve never spoken to anyone about. I practically freaked out about talking about talking about it. I don’t know how I’m ever going to actually talk about it. I know logically the only way I’m going to be able to really, truly leave this in my past is to talk about it. I think I’m afraid to give the memories a life through words. Then it’s out there. It really happened. And it happened to me. I won’t be able to deny or “forget.” I feel like I’m standing on a precipice and I don’t want talking about it to make me lose my footing. I need all the stability I can get.
Music has always been a huge part of keeping me sane. I listen to certain tracks to calm me down, to get me energized, to take me away. I can escape the hustle and bustle of New York City streets with my headphones on and walk to the beat. I can lose myself completely in the score. Part of is it the numbers. I can count out the phrases as if I were dancing/choreographing, or conducting. Or I can pick apart the harmonies. Both are just as fun. Quite honestly, nothing brings a smile more to my face when I hear a different part of the harmony I hadn’t heard before or if I finally notice it’s not in “normal” 4/4 or 3/4 time. I listen to a wide variety of music. And each song holds a special place in my heart, my body, and my soul. Music makes me smile.
Happy Friday! Enjoy!