30 Lyrics That Are Good For The Soul

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Even though it’s hard to hide

Push my feelings all aside

I will rearrange my plans and change for you

-The Avett Brothers, If It’s the Beaches


Where you invest your love, you invest your life

-Mumford and Sons, Awake My Soul


And I know just why you could not

Come along with me

That this was not your dream

But you always believed in me

-Michael Buble, Home


I’ve been worrying that my time is a little unclear

I’ve been worrying that I’m losing the ones I hold dear

I’ve been worrying that we all, live our lives, in the confines of fear

-Ben Howard, The Fear


So for you this is just a good time

But for me this is what I call life

– City High, What Would You Do?


Love is not a victory march

It’s a cold and…

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I love that I can point to my hand and show people where I’m from in Michigan

“I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits.” -Anais Nin

The subway system is something special and will give you the biggest taste of culture ever. Over hearing about 5 different languages being spoke at once is kind of neat. Think about what you do in the privacy of your own car. Now image everyone doing his or her own thing on the subway. People read books, people stare at cell phones, people talk, people sing, people observe, and people play candy crush with the sound turned up. It’s all for the experience. It’s weird that I don’t drive anywhere and if I’m in a car it’s a taxi.

I’ve met some cool people, lots of fun people. I’ve been to some crazy awesome places too. I saw a play called Organic Shrapnel and then met two of the cast members in it for drinks with my friend Sarah, since she is friends with one of the cast members. She works with and knows some pretty awesome people. Lots of talented people, musicians, actors, writers…everyone is a beautiful artist in one-way or another.

Now to me, I’m still on the job hunt. I’ve had a phone interview at a PR agency on Monday, which went great and I have an interview on Friday at a creative agency. I also I had an interview last week for a place doing package design and he really enjoy my portfolio book. Not having a job is stressful but I can’t freak out about that, it has only been one week and a few days. It’s going to be ok!

I sure do miss my friends and family but I don’t miss having to drive in the snow. Actually I haven’t even seen it snow yet. There’s snow here but a lot has melted after the sunny and 50 degree days. It’s a little tough not having my close friends be a 15 minute drive away or my family around. I am thankful to be staying with my friend Sarah. It’s helpful with not knowing anyone in this city part.

Ok back to the title, people get talking and everyone ask, “Where are you from?” It’s so cool that I can show them where I’m from using my hand. I just point and say here, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Some people actually know the city. I’m here for a damn adventure. I’m here for an experience. I’m here to live and see and feel and to be.

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41 Completely Badgirl Anaïs Nin Quotes

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Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
Ordinary life does not interest me.
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Good things happen to those who hustle.
I am only responsible for my…

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The night before

This is my last night in Michigan before the big move to New York City. Excited, scared, nervous, and anxious sum up how I feel. Some say, I’m crazy and ask “why New York?” Some say, “I’m so happy and exited for you.” I appreciate all the support and love from everyone. My friends and my family, I love you all!

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17 days

17 Days and I’m starting a new adventure but don’t worry friends and family in Michigan, I will be back! This will probably be one of the most bravest things I have ever done but it will be worth it. I’m going in with a strong mind and will. If you want to do something you have to do it, one can not just say, “I want to travel, I want to move.” You have to do it and go at with all force and might. This is will be a challenge and yes a culture shock but I have at least dabbed into the New York lifestyle. You always have this idea of life being straight forward but life can also have new paths of different ideas. And yes i’m scared, i’m nervous, but i’m excited.

A KCAD professor told our class, “After graduation, everyone should move, move and go see what is outside West Michigan. If you don’t like where you go, come back.”

A Best friend told me, “You can’t let money control your life, if you wanna do something just do it.”

I always thought I would just graduate college in 4 years and be happy with the degree I picked…that didn’t happen. I recently graduated from Art School with a degree I am happy with. It may have taken me 8 years but who cares. All the other education is still serving a purpose. My advice to anyone in High School, unsure and searching for the perfect degree, is to explore a little more before just picking Business Administration.

I always thought I would believe in what I believed in. I always thought I would hate big cites. I always thought I would never be able to quit that dead end job. I always thought people can’t change. Truth is people do change, life changes, jobs change, friends change, and your likes and dislikes change. I’ve learned to be open to what the world has to offer and understanding of different perspectives.

My brother Joe, once told me to take the path less traveled and when I did that I ended up at Kendall. Continuing with that same advice, I’m ending up in NYC. After debating with myself over and over, whether or not this is possible or the right choice. Well, it’s happening and I’m going to miss my family and friends dearly. Technology is beautiful though! We will all be just fine! I promise to come back as much as possible but please do visit!

I’m moving because I want to experience something new. I want to see what else the world has to offer. I think NYC is beautiful through the ways every single culture is mixed together. The city is a giant melting pot. Songs about NYC give me goosebumps and I picture myself to at least experience life in NYC, doesn’t mean I will live there forever. I don’t know where life will lead. I’ve learned nothing is permanent and if I find myself hating this adventure, I know there will be a new adventure. Life is full of adventures. Adventure is experience is learning.

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“Twenty years f…

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Thanks, Mark Twain

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