The Music I Currently Heart | My January Playlist

Lottie looking particularly cute after a walk last week

With January speedily coming to a close and the return of college drawing near, I thought what better way to spend a Monday than reflecting on the music that touched my heart and tickled my eardrums this cold and quite month. But none the less a great month at that.

I've found I listened to music a lot less this month then I generally would, on a usual working week (with college and my part time job) I would listen to music on my ipod Monday to Friday without a doubt during my college commute, in the shower, driving places etc. But this month I generally only listened to music when I was driving places. I'm one of those people who have to have music playing (up loud) when in the car, so I can sing along and enjoy my journey. It's probably one of the most enjoyable parts of driving for me. I cherish long solo journeys with my playlist blaring. It does sound pretty sad haha, driving by myself listening to music. But I love it!

I'm also one of those people who doesn't download or buy cds. I used to be. But with apps like Spotify, I just don't see the point. I can add songs to my playlists and listen to them offline within 10 seconds. No more downloading a cds contents onto itunes or buying music from the itunes store. Don't get me wrong, it is sad that the whole CD and Vinyl era is pretty much impractical now. Nothing is solid or physical anymore, it's all in the cloud and saved online.

So here are some of my favorites from the past month -


 | |  Foster The People - Supermodel  | |

I've loved FTP since the first time I heard Pumped up Kicks. I adore their sound, it's so original. I find it hard to explain their style (they are an indie pop group) but I feel like their music has a very 'beachy' feel. Their music reminds me of Australia, either I listened to them when I visited their or they just give off an Australia vibe. Regardless they are American, not Australian haha. I've had this album on shuffle over the past few weeks and I just can't get enough. Their songs on the album vary in sound, three of my favorite being the more upbeat tracks Are You What You Want to Be, Best Friend and Ask Yourself. 


 | | No Rest For The Wicked - Lykke Li | |

This song just gets me in the feels haha, beautifully written, composed and sang. I came across it when watching a gripping episode of 'Revenge'.

| | Elastic Heart - Sia | |

Another really powerful music video from Sia, featuring Dance Mom's star Maddie Ziegler and actor Shia LaBeouf. But the song it's self is brilliant, Sia has such a beautiful voice. Just like Chandelier, Elastic Heart will no doubt be a hit.

| | L.A.LOVE (la la) - Fergie | |

She's back, with a funky new track. A little rhyme for you there. I love this song, its a little quirky and fun.

| | I Loved You - Blonde (ft. Melissa Steel) | |

Out of dance songs, this has to be my current favorite. Its got a very summery vibe to it and reminds me of Greece and Crete for some reason. I feel pumped for summer and excited when I listen to it.


| | It's Not Over Yet - Klaxons | |

Stumbled back across this song in a spotify playlist and had to add it to my own. This track has such an addictive sound, I just love it.

Lottie at the start of the month on walk down in Kerry

So that's pretty much all of the songs that I've been loving the most this month. Without a doubt I'll gather a few more before the end of January, but if I love them enough I'm sure they will make an appearance in next months playlist post.

I'd love to hear what songs you're currently listening to, one can never have too much music!

It's just gone midnight and I vowed I'd get an early night, so I best sign off, until next time,


Preaching More Positively Then They Did Before Midnight | 2015

New year, new me.

Ha nope, still the same me.

I mean how can one become something new in an instant? Those of use who can conjure up the sentence 'New year, new me', we're certainly not just born yesterday. I'm nineteen, I've been here a while. And I know for a fact that when the big hand aligns with the small hand at twelve midnight on new years eve, no one can miraculously change into a new form of themselves. No one sheds a layer of skin to make way for their new appearance or automatically starts preaching more positively then they did before midnight.  Its a working progress. You set goals and you work each day to get a little closer to your target. The phrase "New year, new me" is a supportive and positive expression used to help you reach your goals. It's not granting you a new life or a drastic change of personality on the first of January.

I think that's why the phrase annoys so many people. It forms an unrealistic standard that obviously no body can reach. But one must read between the lines. "New year" can mean the year in a whole, the full twelve months as apposed to the first of January being the first day of the new year. Over those twelve months you will change as you experience new things. You can work over those twelve months to achieve what you wished to attain as the "New me".

From a close friend I received a lovely little notebook, with the map of the world spanning the cover of it, for Christmas. She told me to use it as a little book for big ideas, and that I did. My first entry into it are my goals of 2015.

//  Be more sociable
//  Get a surfboard & get good :P
//  Do more exercise
//  Start my own mini business
//  Try new & exciting things
//  Travel with my best bud
//  Try harder in college
//  Be happy
//  Be a better blogger :)

I'm happy I posted today, I'm working on my 'better blogger' goal because I've neglected this space for a few months and I have no excuse for doing so! I've had a months holiday after Christmas from college and I've been needing a creative outlet to burst some of my creativity into :) That's one thing I adore about blogging along with meeting other like minded bloggers out there!

Until next time,



The photos above I took on my ipod, I've literally become obsessed with editing and capturing photos on my little apple device. 

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