Now Playing: Slow Burn By Kacey Musgraves

I heard this song for the very first time in a very long time yesterday and I forgot just how good this song is, it used to be one of my favorites to listen to, I hadn’t heard it in a while, but i’m glad that I was curious enough to revisit it and hear it again!! Kacey delivers this song so beautifully, I mean she literally takes her time to sing every lyric of the song going with the theme of it very well, I listened to it about 3 times today in one sitting within the same hour…seriously the lyrics are probably one of my favorites and i’ve listened to a lot of songs, if you asked me to name my top five favorite songs with the best lyrics this would probably be in the top five, it’d be pretty high on a list anyway!

Now i’m going to be honest here…..i’ve not really heard a lot of Kacey Musgraves songs, i’ve only heard a hand full of her songs, but she’s got a very unique voice and the songs that I have heard are really good, Follow Your Arrow, Rainbow, I even love her version of All Is Found from the Frozen 2 soundtrack, I like it a lot actually, Slow burn though, there’s just something about that song, I remember when I first heard it and in the moment I thought “I can really feel these lyrics” like I felt some kind of connection with them and I would listen to it constantly, I just felt it spoke volumes, if you’ve ever heard it you’ll understand what I mean by that!

If you never heard it before and you decide to give it a listen, you’ll find it right away, this song is literally about enjoying things at a slower pace, taking things in as they come and being okay with being a bit of a slow burner, I consider myself to be that as well if i’m being honest here, if you really think about it….this song is quite fitting with where we all are in life at the moment with the pandemic still going on, it’s not all the way done and it’s not going to be all the way done for a good while, but in some cases it’s getting there, but in others it’s still got a long way to go…..but that aside

This song is a really nice song to sit back and relax to, especially when you feel things starting to become a little overwhelming within the day or week even, it gives you a bit of a reminder that it’s alright to slow things down a bit if you you need to and tells you to embrace taking your time more with things and acknowledge small things around you!!

It’s even got it’s own witty and fun lyrics to it, one of my favorites being the opening line “Born in a hurry, always late, haven’t been early since 88′ I love that line, it’s like she’s making light of herself saying the last time she was early to anything was when she was born and now she just always running late for everything, I like songs like that, where the artist make slight fun of themselves, because their giving you a side to them that they probably don’t share often so when they add those little moments they’re letting you in on a secret part of them which is nice!!

You don’t always get that from artists, so when you do you feel like you’re apart of something which is one of the best feelings you can have……but Slow Burn is just a really nice song, Kacey really does perform it well and whether I listen to it all the time or every so often I think it’ll always be one of favorites to look for, hit play and just enjoy it, possibly along side some coffee, tea or while in nature, it goes well with that!!

If you’re into giving it a listen you can listen to it here: Slow Burn you can also search it up on Youtube or any other music streaming platforms that you have, you might even have the CD which works too, whatever you have do give it a listen it’s worth it!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Memory Nostalgia: A Fond Moment In Science

We all have special moments in our lives that we randomly think about out of the blue, sometimes it’s stuff that happened yesterday, a couple weeks ago or even when we were kids depending on your age now, if you’re still a kid you’ll have those moments come to you later, but if you’ve been around a good while than you probably already have a few, one of my favorite and fond moments that I had as a kid happened back in middle school (about 8th grade i’d say…yeah it was 8th grade) I was in science class and in this class we had to make a clay model of all the layers of the Earth’s core, now don’t ask me if I remember all the layers, I only remember the mantel and core that’s it, trust me I tried to remember each part without looking it up just to see if I could remember it, but i’m probably going to to have to surrender and look it up, maybe after this post or before whichever comes first!!

Back to Science class…we had a project where we had to make a clay version of the Earth and in then cut it in half to then label each layer of the Earth, it was a pretty simple, but also really cool project, I loved it, then again I just loved Science as a whole, it was one of my favorites subjects, probably already mentioned it before, but it really was, don’t know why, but I just really liked it!! I think if I remember the project was actually a test not a regular project, but it’s been a long while so I can’t actually remember which one it was all I remember was we had to make the Earth out of clay and then label the layers on the inside, I remember the colors we used to, well somewhat, there was blue, green, yellow, purple and red I believe, I think we were able to pick our colors,

but I could also be wrong on that….the way we labeled each layer was, we had to write them down on a piece of paper in strips and then tape those paper strips onto some toothpicks and then jab them into the clay, but we had to put the names of the layers in the correct place, now that i’m thinking about it, it might’ve been a test because we got graded on it…..but again I don’t know, it was really fun, I remember being really excited about doing that project, rolling the clay and turning it into a ball and having it cut to see all the different colors that were inside, I can’t speak for everyone in my class on whether they found it exciting as well, but young me was loving it!! I can picture it now doing that project, moments of it anyway, I remember the classroom too a bit and how the weather was, by that I mean I remember it being sunny, I don’t know if it was cold or hot, just that the sun was out.

It was good bring back moment, it’s one of my top fondest memories that happened to pop up out of nowhere, but every time it comes up, it brings a smile on my face and makes me happy, I guess it just one of those things that’ll stick with me for as long as it chooses to and i’m perfectly fine with it!!

P.S. I just looked up each layer…… and I gotta say, a little disappointed that I didn’t remember each part because it was quite simple, literally you got the outer core, inner core, mantle and the core of the Earth…how could someone forget that…..at least i’ll remember it now so I guess it’s okay ha

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

February Snow, Thursday Madness….

With the start of February already here, you’d think that it would fly by quick, the first week of it anyway, but I don’t know I feel like this week has been slowly coming, almost dragging in a way, the season itself, I guess is enjoying it’s stay, it’s been a very odd Winter if you really think about it, when you don’t really expect snow to show, it ends up surprising you and coming out of nowhere…but at least you can say this Winter has really felt like it’s seasonal intentions, compared to prior years before.

Today feels like a whole traffic jam of a day though, weird way to describe a day I know, but it was the first thing that came to my mind when I thought about the day so far, at least that’s what my day feels like! It’s gotten a little bit calmer however within the hour which is pretty nice I must say!! One thing that seemed to work and help a bit was to put on some headphones and play some music to block out any excessive noise, I actually had a few ideas for posts while listening to some music so keep a look out!

Sometimes you just need something to replace a bit of extra noise and bring in more peaceful sounding noise, it may only do a bit in the moment, but that’s all it really takes to change the pace of things and get the crowded energy to loosen up a bit and enjoy something for a while, it doesn’t necessarily have to be music of course, it can be anything you feel to be your go to of tuning out and immersing yourself into whatever works for you, for me it’s music and watching my favorite videos/channels ect…it all comes down to what your go to de stressor or moment of peace is!!

My current listens are the Frozen 2 Soundtrack (mainly the 4-7 songs I play on a daily) other add in’s are Harry Styles two songs Adore You & Watermelon Sugar (I haven’t heard the whole album yet, soon though soon) that’s pretty much it at the moment, but until I get tired of the songs which I haven’t yet and i’m hoping it stay that way, but until I get tired of it, i’m still going to jam out to those songs non stop!! Sorry if this post was a little short, but hope you’re all having a good Thursday and that the rest of the week, tomorrow and it as a whole was/is a good one and I hope your weekend turns out well too!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

January, January….

With this month pretty much over now, you’re probably asking yourself “hey how do you think it went!? Don’t ask me i’m still wondering that myself, you got your good days and your not so great day, but overall i’m still not completely sure how this month went, after being away for 3 months on here and just recently returning, you’d think i’d have a lot to say, well to tell you the truth, I really don’t!! Not as often as i’d like at least! However, I still try to bring something and i’m realizing that it’s probably going to be in the spare of the moment for a bit longer, unless I have something I really want to talk about, not thoughts related, but more on things that bring joy and happiness to me in the moments that they do.

My thoughts lately have been a bit everywhere these days with reasonings to it, but also just because they’re everywhere, whether that makes sense or not, hopefully you still get what i’m trying to say….i’m trying to find different things that I can share that will have me coming back here just wanting to share and maybe it’s going to take just a little bit longer and that’s something I have to be okay with….not just with being on here,

but in general, there are things in mind that I have been jotting down and although the thought and idea of it makes me excited….it’s still something that I get nervous about because it’s a whole new thing that i’ve yet to try and take a chance on…i’ve been trying to map it out, in a way I feel might work for me, in a sense where it doesn’t appear as too intimidating, as well as just trying to get myself warmed up for it!!

I may have it written down in a journal yes….but I know there’s a difference between it being an idea and thought compared to actually giving it ago and that’s what i’m trying to get myself warmed up for, being ready for this step of trying something new and just seeing what happens and it’s something I also find myself worrying about, but at the same time i’ve been trying not to bring it as a worry, but see it as something that i’m just preparing for and wanting to have it work out alright before fully getting into it, it’s just a double checking of everything making sure i’m okay with what I have set to go forth with if that makes sense!?

If I had to say how I think this month went, I guess that would be it, just having the thought of wanting to be better prepared for what i’m actually trying to do or better yet, having the idea of what i’m wanting to do….a lot of stuff has been coming out of nowhere and not saying that it’s a bad thing because most times things that come out of nowhere tends to be good and work out well, but sometime you just want to take a moment to really say to yourself “okay let me think about this for a second” with life a lot of things get rushed passed you and it can get very overwhelming and so having that little bit of spared time to really sit and reflect can save a lot of stressful days and help to clear the mind a little so you can feel a little better with where you feel you’re going with whatever journey you find yourself walking….that’s my view of this month!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

October Rain

It probably seems a little odd that i’m finally writing about the month of October when it’s pretty much halfway finished, I mean Halloween is literally around the corner now, but whether you noticed or haven’t really noticed, it’s been three weeks today since my last post so I figured,

Well more like felt I need to write something, do I know what this post is going to be about!? Not really at this point i’m just writing and seeing what comes out, I was trying to figure out what would be a good topic to write on,

but yeah thinking on that i’d be stuck on it all day so that’s why i’m just writing, trying to not think on it so much……if you’re wondering on the title well we’ve been having a lot of rain lately this month and so I figured, perfect title!!

These days i’ve been finding myself away from my computer and so that’s kinda why I haven’t been writing as much, also I haven’t really had a lot of things i’ve wanted to talk about which is also the reason I haven’t written in a while, October has been pretty alright i’d say, i’ve gone to appreciate this month a little, October might be the month of horror, which isn’t my favorite kind of thing, but that aside it’s been pretty alright nonetheless

I’ve been on a small amount of adventures sorta, if you want to count what my definition of adventures are, it probably wouldn’t be called adventures to you, but to me they are, i’ve slightly embraced certain things I normally wouldn’t quite go with and I guess that’s good, it might not mean much to most of you, but for me this month has invited me to enjoy and kinda go with whatever the day has in mind and I appreciate it……

Some days aren’t always full of it, but when they are, i’ve had a good time when in the moment of course and I guess when in those moments that’s all you can ask for, enjoying what life wants you to see, in the moments that you’re seeing them, but that’s my October post, sorry if it’s a short one….

Hope you all are enjoying your day and having a good one!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: High School Musical 2 (13 Year Anniversary)

How’s everyone’s Monday going so far!? Hope it’s treating you all well and isn’t giving you too much of a time!! If today’s been a little shifty throughout your day hopefully a little nostalgia might help, now I know not everyone is a big fan of the High School Musical movies franchise (also series now apparently) but when I was younger, High School Musical and anything Disney really, well it was all I really watched at the time, now not so much,

but I still like to enjoy all the old shows I grew up with within the Disney Channel as well as most of the movies, if you couldn’t tell by the title already today we’re going to be discussing the anniversary of the second High School Musical Movie, it was today August 17th when the movie premiered in 2007 making it 13 years old today…….

13 today, how crazy is that!? I remember when this movie first premiered and how excited I was to be watching it, for those who have watched all the High School Musical movies, I believe this one was everyone’s favorite between the first and third movie, all the movies to me we’re great so asking me if I have a favorite well, i’m not sure if i’d be able to answer that really!? I think for a while anytime Summer came around the first song that people thought about was “What Time Is It!?”

I mean this movie was pretty much a Summer theme tradition to watch whenever Summer Vacation was a go, to be fair i’d say High School Musical 2 had one of the best soundtracks within the High School Musical franchise, I mean you had Bet On It, I Don’t Dance, Work It Out and so fourth, but besides the soundtrack, High School Musical 2 is probably one of the best movies of High School Musical, although you can’t forget about the first movie that introduced HSM and of course the great send off that the last movie gave us of the characters we’ve grown to love and still love in fact!!

I’m sure that most of us probably still listen to all the soundtracks from each movie, I won’t tell you that I don’t because that’d be a lie…..I actually have a few songs from each movie that I still listen to, til this day not all the time, but when I feel I need to or just cause I want to, in fact I just recently checked out the soundtrack (all of them) as well as purposely going to listen to certain songs within this month so yeah i’m still a fan of HSM!!

That all said though, the fact that today marks 13 years since this movies original release, is mind-blowing!! Although I know it’s to be expected for anniversaries of movies and albums and that to come, I mean if something is released on specific day it’s bound to have an anniversary one way or another right!?

Still though, it’s always amazing when you know you’ve watched something or maybe listened to something for the first time and then years go by and sometimes if it’s something that’s important or just meant a lot to you,

it’s amazing how you still remember the very first time it appeared to you and maybe what you were doing in that moment when it happened or even where you were, it’s the details of it or with it to where that feeling of I remember this…..comes from, it may not mean much or be as big of a deal to a lot of people, but to you and those who shared that same feeling with you in that moment, it can mean everything and that’s what’s so great about it, that experience of getting to see or hear something for the first time!!

I don’t think there’s ever going to be a moment where we’re not still surprised with that kind of thing, but that’s all I have to say I just wanted to share this, HSM was a big part of my childhood, I grew up with it and still grow up with it……I don’t care how old I get I know that i’ll still quote and sing all of the songs when it comes to these kind of movies!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

That’s What It Was!!….

We’ve all said this word before when remembering something that needed to be remembered……sometimes though, those words come a little late at times, why!? It’s just how our brains work sometimes, now the reason i’m writing about this is because I was trying to remember the name of an actor that played in one of my favorite shows the other day (real life name) I remembered the last name, but for some reason could not pin point what his first name was and I knew that I knew it because I follow this actor

On one of my social medias, but for some reason it just wasn’t coming to me at all, I figured i’d remember it eventually, but still, it was pretty frustrating knowing I knew what it was, but could not get it when thinking about it, i’m sure you all know those moment pretty well, it’s like it’s on the tip of your tongue, but your brain is like “mmmm I feel I should know this, but nope nothing…..” and your mouth wants to say it, but your brain just goes blank for some odd reason, those moments are always something, aren’t they!?

Sometimes you’ll spend the whole day trying to get it, but than you just end up getting more and more stressed out because you can’t figure it out and than later give in and hope that eventually it’ll come to you and most times it does and sometimes you just forget, maybe those moments are rare, but it happens, long story short though, it did come to me the actors full name…..

It was Sam Palladio…..such a simple first name, it took singing a song from one of my favorite shows called Nashville to myself for it to finally click and it only took like…..2 days or so i’d say for me to remember it…..

I think that’s a new record, it would normally take a few hours, but then again I might’ve had that happened before…….if I remember correctly though I think that thought came up because I realized, well remembered that both actors that played on the show Nashville weren’t even southern one’s Australian that’d be Clare Bowen and the other is British which is Sam Palladio…..yet they played their characters so well……like seriously!!

I bought it and then I find out it wasn’t actually their natural accents, that was a bewildered or more surprised moment, the first time I learned that!! However it was also pretty cool to learn, being able to change your accent and make it sound like it’s natural, I think in a way we all are able to do that with certain accents, does it always work!?…..probably not, but it’s still fun,

It’s cool how easily actors are able to do that, i’m sure sometimes it takes a bit of practice for them or maybe they’re just naturally good at it who knows, either way it’s pretty fascinating!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

What Day Of The Week Was It Written!?

Okay so a lot of you might be confused to what this is about looking at the title here, there’s also a chance you might just be curious about the title, I don’t know, but what I will tell you is that, this was literally something that just came to mind a moment ago…..now we all listen to music, some of us may have the same taste on the kind we listen to, some a little more different or maybe in between somewhere, nonetheless though we all enjoy it in some way or form……okay so it’s going to probably get a little weird, but also possibly interesting……maybe……I don’t know, maybe it’s just me

Like I said this is something that just randomly came to mind, i’m going to ask a question and you tell if you want, if you sometimes wonder this….have you ever listened to a song and thought “I wonder what day of the week this song was written on!?” Now I don’t think about this all the time, today is literally the first time that thought came to mind!! I mean it’s quite interesting if you think about it, we all know when an album of an artist released (do let me know if that made sense, because to me it doesn’t feel like it does, but I hope you at least know what I mean there)

In case it got a little confusing, we know when an artist released their album, because it’s first announced when they’ll be releasing it, but also there’s an anniversary for that album so if you we don’t know, we learn later, but how come we never really think of the day a song was written!?

Is that a weird thought to have!? Is that not as important compared to when an album is said to come out!? I mean yeah okay it’s a small thing, but I believe that it can also be a significant thing too, I mean we hear a song and depending on whether we like it or not, it’s still pretty fascinating to think about and possibly discover those little details even if they aren’t as important, sometimes it’s the minor details that unveil the magic if you will that had the song come to life in the first place, don’t you think!?

Now i’m not saying we need to know every detail to it, just certain aspects, like what part of that said day was it being created, was it early in the morning as they were having breakfast or taking a walk somewhere, maybe during the afternoon hanging out in a garden…….maybe it was later in the evening or a little late at night just as they were about to go to sleep…….

I know some artists have even woken up in the middle of the night, because they had a dream and a song played from there and they did not want to forget it most likely……which is a pretty awesome thing to discover….maybe it’s not that big of deal and not many people care for that kind of thing, but seeing as i’m thinking about it…….I feel it to be important even if it is a small little detail……sometimes those are the best kind……at least to me it is……

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

May To Go With June To Arrive…..

So it’s the end of a month that month being May and tomorrow we’ll be closer to Summer and into a new month called June…..I wish I could tell you how exactly I feel knowing we’ve reached Summer territory or just about going into a new month all together, but I really don’t know,

It’s weird because toward the beginning of this year everything felt like it was going slow….mainly around March time, that was a very long month for some reason and then everything started happening and we had to go into lockdown and practice social distancing, still do to be fair……this year just really turned everything upside down and threw us in all sorts of directions.

Now I won’t go fully into it, because I don’t really like going into things that are very personal…..but yesterday was a very odd day, well actually the odd day started Friday into yesterday…..but it was just a very busy day, but not in the way you would think…..it was also pretty overwhelming at least for me, there was just so much happening some things out of enjoyment and some not expected, but expected at the same time if that makes sense!?

It’s hard to really explain without going into full details about it, it’s like have you ever looked around and seen so much going on, yet at the same time, you find that you don’t really know how to feel!? Not only that, but you then notice how what you’re feeling is completely different to everyone’s feelings……again it’s hard to explain…..point is……

Yesterday was a lot and it took way too much energy than expected out of me……it was sorta like, the energy was borrowed in a way and once I had used it all, I had to find some more energy to keep going I didn’t really get time to find a little peace and quiet and when I did it was when a lot of things weren’t really happening…..it was just a lot to take in within the moment and just a day as a whole………it wasn’t a favorable kind of day,

but it was okay I guess……I can’t really explain yesterday…..let’s just say it was filled with a lot of emotions and some unexpected things.

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Slow Down….

When you find some pressure on the rise or you’re feeling a little irritated, take a moment to just slow down a little, feelings of pressure and stress can cause irrational ways of thinking and with that you won’t really be able to focus much on anything……so take a moment to firstly breathe when you feel the height of the pressure and guide yourself to slow down a bit.

I know it’s probably not the easiest thing to do once you’re already in a state of pressure, but it’ll help to re focus your thoughts to become a little more clearer, all while helping you to get back to a clam state of being…..now it may take some time before you’re fully back to feeling at ease again and that’s okay, it’s not about how quickly you can do it, but just taking the moment to become aware so that you can not only process things,

but also just be fully present towards what you’re doing…..slowing down doesn’t always necessarily have to mean doing things slow, it can mean to just….take your time and maybe take things in a little more, look around a bit and while you’re at it, breathe a little deeper than you might’ve before.

Try and appreciate the small things that you maybe missed before, find enjoyment it all that you do big or small, but most importantly have patience and trust that it’s all going to work out and be alright!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa