Concerts I want to go to:

1. Eminem

2. Lukas Graham

3. Maroon 5

4. Twenty One Pilots

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The universal language of music

I’ve alwayd truly seen music as a universal language. It may sound cliché but there’s no truer statement. I was listening to some Carlos Santana just know. He’s an amazing Spanish-speaking singer and just a phenomenal guitarist…like out if this world guitarist. Like one of the best guitarist in the industry. I don’t usually go out of ny to listen to some Santan but when I do I never regret it. His music is just amazing and I love music with Spanish influence because I’ve always been fasvinated by the Spanish culture but let’s get back to the statement “music is a universal language.” I think it’s true because even when you love a song but it’s in another language you’re just captured by the music. I just finished listening to Carlos Santana’s song “Corazon Espinado” and I didn’t understans a word, but I LOVED the song because the music was beautiful and made me want to get up and dance. Something about Santana’s music is magical. It just makes me want to close my eyes and soak it all in.

Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is a b*tch. It’s every writer’s worst nightmare, and I’m having a doozy of a time right now. I love when I can just start with one sentence and keep my flow going but it doesn’t seem to be happening tonight. I’m trying to make some extra cash by doing some freelance jobs and so I found a company where they produce listicle content like “15 Celebrities With Seriously Dark Pasts.” That’s actually what I’m working on…the sample test that they gave me and I am struggling right now *sigh*. Anyway I hope to get over this little speed bump and whip up something pretty good.

Hip-hop good and bad

Hip-hop is one of my favorite music genres, but sadly hip-hop has disintegrated over the years. It’s just not what it once was. True hip-hop to me has always been about storytelling and technique, but it doesn’t seem like it takes much skill these days. I was listening to “Faded” by Tyga ft. Lil Wayne and even though Lil Wayne isn’t necessarily my favorite rapper I have to commend him on his clever word play in one of his lines. (Warning: Explicit language ahead) The line goes like this: “She knows my dick. She call that nigga Richard prior to me comin I had to stick my thumb in…” You see what he did there? Dick is another name for Richard and then Richard Pryor/”prior” was a comedian. I just thought that was so clever. Being an English major I can appreciate little nuggets like that within the lyrics. I just don’t like the direction that hip-hop has been going the past few years. It’s just been bizarre lately like that god awful song “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B.

Artistic expression

I’m what some people might call a scanner and I’m also an INFP based off of my Myers-Briggs personality test. A scanner essentially is someone that’s always finding new hobbies to get involved in and usually can’t stick to one thing. That’s me! And INFPs are usually drawn to craetivity. I feel like I’m always looking for artistic ways to express myself. I mean art really holds a special place in my heart and I tend to move from one thing to another. Some may find that inconsistent or a bad habit because I never finish anything I start, and I admit sometimes I even feel bad for this personality trait but you know what? I shouldn’t. It just means I’m willing to try new things and I get easily excited and want to try EVERYTHING! Recently, I’ve been wanting to teach myself how to play the guitar. I also want to get into photography and making jewelry. I feel like I’m always looking for new artistic ways to express myself, to explore all of my potential. Who knows? I might turn out to be an amazing photographer. It’s just something that I’ve never tried. The only reason I haven’t started with some of these hobbies is because of a lack of funds. I’ve found that photography can be quite expensive and I also have to buy a guitar, so once I get my funds that’ll be something new for me to do. I’m really excited! Art is the beauty of life.

Being an emotional reader

I am a self-proclaimed emotional reader. By my definition, an emotional reader is a person who gets so invested in a story and with the story’s characters that you become happy or sad when something good or bad happens to them and you can REALLY claim yourself as an emotional reader when you find yourself shedding tears over those characters. That would be me. Right now I’m in the middle of reading Needful Things by Stephen King and I shed a tear because a character (a child) committed suicide because of overwhelming guilt, not entirely his fault. Even when I saw it coming I had to put the book down and shake my head and I just kept saying “oh god no no no” but the inevitable happened…the fatal outcome. If you’re an emotional reader like me you shouldn’t be ashamed. One of my friends just reminded me it’s because I have a pure imagination, but let’s not also forget that Stephen King is an amazing writer who really focuses on character development. I believe that’s the main reasons his books are so long. He really digs deep into each character and you either love them or hate them and you feel tied to those characters.