Productive AND fun?

I had a great day today. I was super productive at work (well I think anyways…)

BUT, BUT

The most important moment was definitely the evening. I finally saw Lindsey Stirling!!! For the third time but omg was she just as amazing as she could be! Of course she told us we were the best and we, as a good audience, just screamed our lungs out for the rest of the concert. And frankly, she deserved those screams. For those of you who don’t know her, she’s worth checking out. She’s a “dancing violinist” from the US and she’s very talented.

Here’s a song she made for a Disney movie with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness:

You can understand why I’m a big fan? She spoke about one of her band members who died last fall and it was very inspiring. Sad of course, but the way she spoke about it was like a revelation.

As you know I haven’t been feeling too well lately. She made me realize that I need to keep fighting harder than I have been. She talked about how she was gratefulness and how she was emotionally stunted after his death and had to learn to open herself again. I think I need to learn to be grateful too. For my family and my friends, for my life in general.

It’s difficult to accept that I have suicidal ideation but that I don’t have to act on it. If I only accepted the situation and the emotions that I feel maybe I’d be more grateful of what I have?

What are you grateful for?

On Top of the World

I absolutely, irrevocably love this song. Also, I thought it went well with the way I’ve been feeling lately. Did you know I went to their concert with my little sister? It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I would totally go again. The only sad thing about Imagine Dragons (for me) is that I bought the CD and listened to it non-stop when I was in Toronto, with my ex. Who wasn’t my ex at that moment. One day I’ll get over it, and these happy memories will be what they are happy memories. Until then, I’ll continue listening to it with mixed feelings – because they’re totally worth it. Also, if you’re hesitating, the answer is YES, you should buy tickets for their concert. Like, yesterday.

Watermelon

My friend posted this video on my timeline and I thought it was hilarious, so I’m sharing it with you guys. After all, isn’t she right? I don’t dress like a “typical” woman and I yet I still love women, and I love women in dresses too! Also, IMHO, she gets extra points for using epic sax guy.

Go check out her channel, it’s under the name hartbeat and is full of goodies.

For those of you who don’t know, epic sax guy is actually a member of Sunstroke Project. His very well known number is the solo portion of a song named Run Away from the 2010 Eurovision song contest (for Moldova).

Favourite Soundtrack

From the French movie Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulin or Amélie in English. I watched it many years ago and don’t remember a single detail about the plot line, but I find the soundtrack incredible. It doesn’t need lyrics to convey emotions and the simplicity makes it unique.

If you want to be transported into another world, you should definitely listen to it.

The soundtrack was composed by Yann Tiersen. Here is the Wikipedia article about it.