Hello and welcome!
I have been on WordPress now for about six years – wow! I remember feeling hesitant to start this blog and contemplated doing it for a while. Writing has never been a strong suit, however, after practicing and reading and more practicing, I recently discovered that I do indeed enjoy it, and this is my space to sort of practice – so I apologize in advance if I may sound as though I am rambling or making no sense. I’m currently a college student studying clinical psychology and music (had to update this) who loves to talk, to play and listen to music, to learn, to meet new people, and to study just about anything. I LOVE classical music, Beethoven, 50s/60s vocal R&B (DOO WOP!), show tunes, and so much more. I’m a history buff, especially since so much of studying music and even some psychology is deeply influenced by history. Psychology is also very important to me – social psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, positive psychology (anything psychology, really!). Yoga, meditation, and reflecting in nature are some hobbies; writing, singing and dancing are others. I try to practice these several times during a week, but life certainly does tend to get busy.
I am also a sucker for movies and TV shows… I could spend a whole day watching them. I do enjoy reading; however, I have a hard time motivating myself to read outside of school. I enjoy travelling and would like to visit New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, Los Angeles or any other Southern Californian city (Southern Californian architecture is just beautiful), and Italy. The goal is to visit before I reach 25. Recently visited NYC and fell madly and deeply in LOVE.
I have many idols. Currently, my number one music idol/s are Leonard Bernstein (the BEST conductor ever) and Ludwig van Beethoven. Both constantly inspire me to learn more about music and teach others about great music. Another idol is Goldie Hawn (the BEST actress and happiness activist ever). I know, kind of random considering she hasn’t been on the screen in awhile. Regardless, she has such a unique energy! I adore watching her on the screen and off when she appears for interviews. She’s doing some great things for younger students in school related to mindfulness mediation! Can’t wait for her big comeback… I know it will happen soon!!
Other than that, one of my biggest lifetime goals is to inspire as many people as possible, and to be inspired by as many people as possible. I believe we all have the power to inspire each other and I think we should use that power more often. I also love life and encourage myself and anybody I know to live it to the fullest, which takes me to the point of this blog. I recognize that many people see this as a cliche, however, life is a brilliant gift, and it is up to us to make the most of it. Easier said than done… But simple things matter!! I usually try to stay loyal to blogging but that is also something easier said than done. This blog in particular was never meant to be a music blog, however, sorting through my posts, 90% of them are music.. Oops! My intention was never really to start a music blog, heck, I don’t even think I had a clear intention when I started liveloveyourlife six years ago – I was only in high school! However, over these past few years while writing on here very sporadically, I’ve learned that liveloveyourlife was really a direct message to me. It was me telling myself to liveloveMYlife. Six years later as I reflect back on this blog, I’ve realized that much of what I posted on here is what makes my life more enjoyable. These things are things that I love, things that make living life way more… fun (the simple things!). Essentially, I tried to tie the music I posted on here into these other aspects “of life,” but those messages tended to be difficult to convey sometimes.
I realize that I do not blog directly on liveloveyourlife anymore, and I also realize that the viewing traffic on here is mostly contingent. However, I know that people from many places do see this blog for many different reasons. And, I really hope that by visiting and reading, you will become inspired to do something to express your passions! I love getting feedback and hearing stories. Friendly “Hello’s” are always appreciated too! So please, reach out, share your thoughts and feelings, and enjoy my very small corner on the Internet! Read (and LISTEN) on!
For those interested: I have a new blog that I post on way more frequently!
Find it here. https://doowopdoowah.wordpress.com
The new blog is dedicated vocal R&B music (aka doo-wop) which was a staple in the 1950s/1960s. I realize that doo wop music was “popular” many years ago, and that many people probably have no idea what doo wop even is!! But just because something was popular a long time ago, does not mean that it’s still not charming or beautiful. More importantly, I think the key to creating beautiful music in the future is to listen to the beautiful music from the past. Ultimately, the new site is meant to start some conversations about this music. With YouTube and all the other social media today, it’s very easy to talk about music directly on those platforms, but this new blog aims to sort of look at the music on a deeper level. It seeks to define doo wop music in a more profound way, not just based on certain music conventions or technicalities.
Whether or not you’re into doo wop music, check it out and maybe listen to a few songs here and there. And please pass the site along to anyone who may be interested!!
Thanks for visiting!!