Songwriting isn’t for sissies

Another thing that’s been keeping me away from blogging lately is that I’ve been slowly easing back into writing songs and poetry. While I adore blogging and the community it puts you in touch with, I find that poetry/songwriting is a much more fulfilling form of expression.

Now the only problem I’m facing is that I need to find a way to put my songs to music, and I have no idea where to really begin with that. I’ve been browsing musiciansfriend in search of the right equipment to really bring these little pieces of me come to life. Wish me luck!

-Michele

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by Michele  |  No Comments »

Can I get off the roller coaster now?

Wow, long time no blog, huh? Life has been so hectic lately, it hasn’t really slowed down long enough for me to form any thoughts to even put into a blog. So what have I been up to? Working mostly, a bit of quality time with the pup, some Spanish studying, a little breaking up with my boyfriend of two years (let’s not get into that). So yeah, you can imagine just how busy I have been.

I’m going insane, there are so many things I need to be doing, and all I really want to do is nothing. I want to bury my head under the covers and tell the whole world to please kindly go fuck off. I’m not really sure what to think of myself these days. I’m trying to be optimistic about everything, but I’m beginning to realize just how alone I really am. I’m the only one that can fix this mess of a life, and that’s a big burden for one person.

But I’ll get through it, I always do. I have goals and ambition, and now that I don’t have anyone else to worry about I can focus on working on myself. All these big dreams my friends are so sick of hearing about? Well, I’m going to finally be able to make them come true for myself. Enough talking, time to start walking.

-Michele

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by Michele  |  No Comments »

Business ventures

Today I realized just how tired I am. Tired of everything, tired of working for someone else, tired of being tired. So I’m thinking it’s time for a change. A friend told me about a company called AMS Fulfillment, and I am thinking of giving it a try. I remember seeing an ad for them years ago, which tells me they have a lot of staying power. To be around that long they must be doing something right.

I know that working for yourself is no cakewalk, and it usually seems to take more of your time and dedication than working for someone else, but being able to make my own hours would be worth it. I should be used to having to drop everything to be at work when I am scheduled, but it never seems to stop being an annoyance for me. I know having a job is part of being a responsible adult, but how many people really get ahead working for someone else?

Who knows what this could turn into? People talk about not having the opportunity to make it on their own, but I think you have to make your own opportunities. Some people are lucky enough to have their dreams handed to them, but that was never me. I’ve always been a fighter, I’m no stranger to struggle. I think if anyone could make this work for themselves it would be me. Wish me luck!

-Michele

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by Michele  |  1 Comment »

Spring cleaning time already?

Ugh! I can’t believe how quickly this year is already going by! It feels like just yesterday that we were ringing in the new year, and now here we are welcoming the warmer weather. It’s time to snap out of hybernation mode, and start getting caught up on all the things we neglected during the months that we were too frozen to climb out of bed.

A big project of mine is going to be reorganizing all of Chris’ keepsakes. I would like to organize them into plastic tubs. In order to protect them I am going to have to find some good packing materials. http://www.foambymail.com seems to have some pretty good stuff, I’m thinking that’s probably what I’ll end up doing. This isn’t going to be easy, so wish me luck.

-Michele

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by Michele  |  No Comments »

A never ending wanderlust

For as long as I can remember I’ve dreamed of travelling the world. I’ve thought of what it would be like to learn as many languages as I can. And I don’t just want the language, I want to submerge myself in the culture of the people who speak it. I’m not sure why I find the way other people live so fascinating, but I want to try everything this world has to offer.

Who knows when that will happen though. Travelling costs money, so until then I think I will just work toward learning a language to get started. Perhaps if I do I could get hired at a translation service in another country, or even become an English teacher. If so, I could use my spare time to learn another language, and then move to that country when I become fluent. It sounds like a fascinating plan doesn’t it? I know I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s still right there at the top of my list. Chris gets frustrated with me for dreaming so big, but I think if I don’t have big dreams I’ll probably just resign to living a mediocre life. I don’t want that for myself. I want to always be dreaming and scheming for the next big adventure. I am still young, with a lot of time to make big things happen for myself.

-Michele

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by Michele  |  No Comments »

Make some noise!

I feel like making some noise! I’ve always wanted to look into music productions because I feel like I could be great at putting different sounds together to make music. I love distorting natural sounds to make them sound different, like if I were to use lovepedal effects at musicians friend. A lot of people look down on electronic music, but I feel like it’s a really creative form of expression.

-Michele

Posted on February 22nd, 2014 by Michele  |  No Comments »

Next on the list: Eggs Benedict

When Chris and I visited Manhattan earlier this month, we went to this great little diner near our hotel. Neither Chris or I had ever tried eggs benedict, so he decided to order them and give them a go. They were delicious! So I’ve decided to try our making them myself. I’ve always heard that hollandaise sauce could be kind of intimidating, but I think I can handle it. All I need is the cayenne pepper and I’m set! I’ll let you all know how it goes.

-Michele

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Michele  |  1 Comment »

Blue Grass

I’ve been a country music fan for quite awhile now, but I don’t feel like I’m really all that familiar with it’s roots. I feel like I should give myself a bit of a history lesson as to where it all started. I think I would like to start with Blue Grass music. I’ve always loved the way an excellent banjo at musicians friend sounds, and from the bits of it I have heard I think it’s definitely something I would enjoy learning more about!

-Michele

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Michele  |  No Comments »

New Obsession: Bates Motel

norman_batesI don’t know what made me decide to watch it. Usually it’s a safe bet that any kind of remake, sequel, or prequel of such a iconic film is going to be a complete disappointment. But I let my obsession with Vera Farmiga guide me, and boy am I thankful I did! Chris and I watched the first season in somewhere around a week. I even got him to watch Psycho, and that’s no small feat considering his general dislike of anything in black and white. I’m hoping I can use this as an excuse to talk him into watching more old Hitchcock films, but who knows?

We can’t wait for the new season to start, but luckily March 3rd is just around the corner!

-Michele

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Michele  |  No Comments »

Shopping for me

I’m looking into expanding my collection of musical instruments. I haven’t touched a piano since I was a kid, but it’s still my favorite instrument of all time. Though I don’t think I could commit to a real piano, so maybe I could start with just a keyboard, and work my way up? I’ve been looking over the best yamaha keyboard reviews, and I think I have a good idea of what I want. I’m excited!

-Michele

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Michele  |  No Comments »

I’m going to be a baking fool

Man, when I get better I’m going to be a baking fool! Pinterest is a very dangerous little corner of the internet. I feel like I’ve gained 3 pounds just from looking at it tonight. This recipe for iced oatmeal cookies literally has me salivating. I used to love the ones my mom bought as a kid. Luckily I’m feeling better every day, so I will be back in the kitchen whipping up delicious goodies i no time.

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Michele  |  No Comments »

Someone who has everything

How do I gift shop for someone who has everything? A friend of mine is having a birthday next week, and I genuinely don’t know what to get him! I thought about the loar guitars at guitar center because he has always expressed an interest in learning how to play. But what if that’s something he would prefer to pick out for himself? It seems like these days it’s easier to just give gift cards.

-Michele

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Michele  |  No Comments »

Snail’s pace knitting

I’ve been working on learning how to knit for oh, about 5 years now. Shut up, I’m a slow learner! I just get bored easily, which is why the scarf and hat set had intended to make for my poor boyfriend Chris is only half done. Seriously, how do you knit a hat? I don’t know how to follow a pattern, and so far winging it isn’t quite cutting it. I suppose I will have to actually break down and figure out how to read patterns so yet another winter won’t go by with Chris freezing his head off. Wish me luck!

-Michele

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Michele  |  No Comments »

Musically obsessed

Have I mentioned I’m practically bed ridden? Sorry, I get kind of repetitive when I’m bored. The only thing that’s really saved me from going one hundred percent bonkers is music. I’ve spent a lot of time listening to all my favorite bands while reading. At this time it’s The Beatles, I can just picture them using something like this classic peterson stomp classic, getting down.

-Michele

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Michele  |  No Comments »

Missing veganism

There is plenty I don’t miss about veganism. I don’t miss reading ingredient lists. I don’t miss not being able to eat anything but french fries at the restaurants my friends usually chose. I don’t miss being made to feel stupid by those who took veganism as a personal attack against their right to eat meat. But what I do miss was the health aspect of it. Being a vegan gave me no choice but to eat healthy meals. I still think about going back to it. I probably will at some point.

-Michele

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Michele  |  No Comments »