What Happened This Week On Social Media

51d9s9T3yZLPurchase I am excited about: I have been rewatching all the Harry Potter movies, and as you can imagine it’s gotten me into a very Harry Potter mood.  So in the spirit of Hogwarts I am planning on decorating my bathroom in such a way that Moaning Myrtle would want to move in.  That being said I am very excited about my latest purchase, and look forward to traveling to The Ministry of Magic.

Facebook’s most popular post this week: Coming up with good Facebook posts is always a challenge. I often go through old journals, saved photos and memes, and other idea inspiring resources to create good posts.  This week’s most popular post came from a mixture of a book I am reading this week, a meme I had saved on my phone, and a few random thoughts bouncing around in my head.

Most popular Twitter post: If you follow me on Twitter you know that I use it as a way to express anything, and sometimes everything that comes out of my brain.  This week I mused on how gullible people can sometimes be. Especially when talking about statistics. Check it out here.

Favorite Tumblr Post: I spend far too much time indoors.  I need to go outside more often, explore, and see the creativity, and beauty of the world around me.  THIS image reminded me of that.

Favorite Pinterest post: Over the last week I have been thinking a lot about relationships, and how so many of us put up with abuse, neglect, and are taken advantage of.  Sadly I have had many such relationships like this in my life recently, and it is a pattern of behavior and abuse that I am just not willing to put up with any longer.  So you can understand why THIS image spoke to me like it did.  If you really are important to someone they will show you.  If not, they will ignore you.

If you are looking for other ways to follow me on social media don’t forget to follow me on SnapChat.  It is wild and crazy, but I do my best to keep you all entertained.IMG_2578

A New Beginning & A Fresh Coat Of Paint

I honestly didn’t realize I started this blog back in April of 2009. I have come a very long way since then, and a lot has happened. I have been wanting to start writing again, personally. So I decided to come back here, and begin anew with a fresh look to the site. I hope you all enjoy.

This morning my friend Kiri Callaghan posted this amazing video to her Facebook wall.

Now I am a fan of Lindsey Stirling, but the performance of the musicians in this video is incredible!  You can see how the music affect them deeply and they cant help but express that through heartfelt emotion and dance.  I remember feeling that way once about music.  I can still remember the first time I listened to Rent. The music and chords were amazing, and I could feel the raw emotion of the music down to my core. When I played in the Northwest Chamber Orchestra we once played The Bacchanale by Saint Saens. Never before had I thrown myself into learning a piece of music. As we performed it on stage I remember feeling connected to the music in a way that I had never experienced before. My entire body was vibrating with the sound of the music, and I loved it.

As I watched the video above I realized that it has been a long time since music has spoken to me, and I have felt an emotional response that reaches down to my core.  This understanding really upset me, especially considering how music has always been a big part of my life.  Somehow over the years I let it slip away, and I want the passion I once had for music back.

I am planning on having my parents ship me out my Viola, and I am going to pick one piece of music and throw myself into learning it.  This is really not going to be as easy as it sounds as it has been years since I read music, and even longer since I attempted to play anything outside of simple Christmas tunes a few years ago.  While I am not starting from scratch I will have to relearn a great deal.  But I am going to give myself till the end of the year to learn this piece of music and then I plan to present it in a performance.  Its been a long time since I had the opportunity to perform music in public and I am looking forward to doing it again.

Until then I hope to be able to stoke the passions I once had for music back into a roaring fire of emotion.  Wish me luck!

55. Facebook In The Real Life

I am not sure what it is, but the web has been buzzing with funny videos over the last two days. It may have something to do with E3 going on or it may have something to do with a butterfly flapping its wings in Africa, and the planets being in alignment. Who knows, but I share this with you today.