Hello Ladywood Lovers!
Greetings from Rio de Janeiro (translation River of January...did you know that the first explorers thought the ocean was a river but it was too late to change it - oops).
First off I want to apologize for my long hiatus from posting to the music blogosphere. When your travelling South America and sleeping in different beds every week with limited wifi access, blogging can be tough...BUT, luckily my lovely and talented Lwood partners have been killing it - thank you chicas!
So if I haven't been blogging and finding new music, what have I actually been doing for 7 months? Well I've learned some things that I'd like to share.
1. Find your 3 keys to happiness. When you travel you have all the time in the world to think, feel and reflect. No deadlines, distractions and responsibility. Having that space made it possible for me to realize what my recipe for happiness is. I broke down what is important to me in three broad categories:
a. Community: have a good network of friends or family is so very important to support you through the highs and lows.
b. Health: have activities in your weekly routine that make you happy (surf, bike, hike) and eat food that makes you feel happy (I'm not talking pizza every meal - everything in moderation).
c. Purpose: have a hobby or a passion that keeps breathes life and enthusiasm into your face when you talk about it. Go after your dreams and desires because life is way to short not too.
2. Timing. So much of life is about the right timing. Relationships, jobs, photography, etc. When you are aware of this you become open to the little things happening around you. For example, the people you meet while travelling is all about timing. You can learn something from everyone you meet if you are open enough and don't judge someone upon looks.
3. The kindness of strangers. Smile and people smile back. Love yourself and love will come right back to you. Trust me, it's science.
5. Enjoy. I forgot how to enjoy life when I was back home in my working life. We rush around from place to place for what? Life is about taking time to enjoy the small things. So stop planning every minute of your life and let it flow. Enjoy the magic of life and trust that everything will work out.
For today's music, I'm including 8 hip tracks to keep you busy for the next couple months because I'm heading to the north of Brazil to camp, so I'm OFF THE GRID!
Much love and light,
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