IT’S AUGUST! are you waiting for the next thing?

Happy August, lovebirds!

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I haven’t done a first of the month post since MARCH… but with one month left of summer, and so much to reflect on, it felt like a good time to pick the habit back up.

July was… a weird month for me.  It started off strong — I was working lots, seeing lots of friends, meeting new people, drinking more than my fair share of organic apple ciders on various downtown patios.  It was exhausting, but also kind of magic — my bustling big city life was all coming together.

Then I lost my job.

Well, okay, one of my jobs… but still, it threw a bit of a wrench into my plans.

I needed a bit of time to soothe my ego – truth be told, it’s still a little bruised.  But last night I had the realization that holy shit there’s only a month left of summer.  And honestly, it freaked me out a little.

I guess this month is a good reminder that the end of things is not the time to give up.  Summer is ending, and 2017 is more than half over, and it kind of feels like it’s going out with a bit of a… fizzle?  Like I could just sit here and wait for the next thing, wait for school to start or the New Year New Me buzz to kick in.  Wait for that excitement to bring me back to life.  But why?

This morning was good for me — I drank my coffee, I read my horoscope, and I refocussed.  It’s never a good time to give up.  It’s never a good time to wait.  Why wait for the next thing?

This month, it’s all about focus.  Enjoying the now.  And keeping in mind that, hey, summer ain’t over yet.

How are you making the most of your last month of summer?  Soak up that sunshine.

Happy August! – L

MUSIC: CRUISR sounds like summer

I love fall – love it.  I love fall colours, I love fall drinks, I love fall out boy… (if you need to cringe at that it’s okay – I’m cringing too).  I also love Halloween (spoopy), and the way everything smells.  But honestly, even with so many great things coming up I have to admit, I’m not quite ready to let summer go yet.

Maybe that’s why I’ve been listening to CRUISR all week.

These guys opened for PVRIS on their North American tour, and they killed it.  Nothing cruisrlike a good opening act, right?  (as a side note, I love when there are a ton of opening bands for a show – seriously, give me, like, four.  It gives you time to squeeze your way into a good spot for the headliner, and I’ve found sooo many amazing bands just by seeing them kick off a show.)

CRUISR are great – fun, high energy songs that just make you want to drive to California and go surfing.  They remind me of a younger, nicer Wavves with less drug abuse (I think).

If you’re still clinging to the dream of summer – or if you just need a good soundtrack while you clean your room – check these guys out.  My personal favourite song is ‘Kidnap Me’, because I’m angsty and like songs about running away from your problems.  ‘Wild Babe’ is also a good one.

What are you guys listening to lately?  And are you ready for cool weather?

– L

PS, more music posts to come!
PPS, you’ll note that I didn’t make a single Grand Theft Autumn joke – I have a strict limit of one Fall Out Boy reference per post, effective immediately.