I’m sorry, I have access to pretty much any music, at any time, as much as I want all at a price that is exponentially cheaper than buying it all on iTunes? Umm okay, YES, says the thrifty, artistic version of myself. I’m not ashamed to say the first thing I followed was the official One Direction playlist. But did you know there is also a browse feature that lets you discover and explore all kinds of new music? I think every life is kind of like a movie, and a movie just isn’t quite complete without a soundtrack. PS-Listen to the song Salute by Little Mix. If that doesn’t make you pumped to be a lady, I don’t know what will.
I love social media. It’s a way to let people into my life that, otherwise, I wouldn’t have had the chance to interact with. While that may make people a little uneasy, I love them. I have a story, they have a story and social media lets us share those with each other. Maybe something I share can really impact the life of a person who randomly looks up a hashtag I used. That’s pretty beautiful, I think. #seriouslythough
Once again, instant access to entertainment? Yes please. Did I sleep through Jimmy Fallon last night? Probably, but it’s okay. The good parts are online. Need to listen to something inspiring? Don’t worry, Judah Smith has a ton of good stuff available on YouTube. I’m at a stage in my life where I travel a lot (it’s not as glamorous as it sounds, I mostly sleep on floors and take showers in outdoor bathrooms), so being able to tune in online is super beneficial and keeps me connected with America.
4. The occasional, voluntary early morning
As I’m writing this, I am living next to a ranch with its fair share of poultry. Those little roosters go off like a poorly timed alarm clock. Typically, I’m not a morning person, but every once in a while there’s something a little mystical about waking up with the early morning crow. I go outside, make a cup of coffee, do a little writing, and think about all the suckers that are still in bed wasting the quietness of the morning breeze.
5. Talented people
From tuning in to the Olympics to scouring YouTube for Tom Thum videos (the most incredible beat-boxer), seeing people with aptitude using their talent amazes me. Especially if it is a God-given, human-honed skill that I can’t accomplish. I guess it’s seeing someone’s passion in progress that gets me inspired and keeps me in search of my own ability.
Dot Frederick is a young lady from Cardinal Nation who needs to learn more about English grammar, beat-boxing, and functional relationships. At her internet home, DotFrederick.com, she aspires to delve into the concept of community as the most agreeable way to live life. She invites you into her little story on Instagram and Twitter.