Sometimes, especially when life gets busy, it's easy to put the process of getting to know yourself and your evolving desires on the back burner. Bringing them back to the forefront can feel selfish - but I'll argue that it's one of the best things you could ever do.
It wasn’t as though the writing was lifeless and uninspiring, it was that it just wasn’t happening. At all. I’ve been looking for a way to say this for the past couple weeks, but never really found the right words to say.
What do Nat King Cole, Etta James and Louis Armstrong have in common? Perhaps it's the sweet chorus of Dream a Little Dream of Me or the lilting melody of La Vie En Rose that pulls on your heart strings. Maybe it could be the bittersweet tenderness in nearly all of their lyrics. In my mind, jazz music bears the soul and the mind of those not afraid to love, even in the face of rejection.
There are so many things that we do every day out of habit, or because we're 'supposed to' and don't really put much thought into it. But with the bigger choices, do you ever wonder what life could be like if you'd chosen differently?