DAY 14: Sunday Vibes

Sunday mornings are for drinking tea, listening to music and sitting in bed until it is no longer in fashion to do so. Which means technically you can sit in bed all day. But, since there are things to get done and there is definitely food to be eaten, I will eventually be emerging from the comfort of my sheets and comfy blankets. Luckily for myself and fellow Montrealers, the temperature outside is mild so that means it is an optimal day for running errands. It is snowing all day but according to my iPhone the flurries stop in 42 minutes. Wow, 5 year old me would be mind-blown with this technology. I have a device that lets me know to the minute the time the snow stops…

We are all mini Inspector Gadgets with incredible abilities at our fingertips. We can broadcast information to the masses, capture home videos, do our banking, network, and video chat with others all through our mobile devices. The limits really exist mostly in our minds when we have access to technology like this.

This morning I started humming a song, and then I realized it was my own. I pressed play on Caught Feelings and listened through all four tracks of my EP Verbal Jurisdiction: Part 1.

It left me feeling proud. Well first, it left me feeling zen, which is why it then left me feeling proud. I created not only a project that is cohesive in lyrical content but also in sound. The vibe was on point. It left me feeling good, ready to take on the day, and excited to create more music.

You see, years ago I had never stepped foot into a recording studio, and so, the idea of making music felt like a pipe dream. That world felt like something I would never break into in any capacity or understand. Now I have not only worked for two different major hip-hop media outlets, but I have recorded more songs than I even know of off the top of my head. It was around this time 5 years ago that I first stepped foot into a recording studio, and within weeks I recorded my first studio track, Realestate.

In these past 5 years I have been through a lot, but one thing has been consistent throughout, I keep on making music. I realized at a certain point that music is more than art for me, it is also my therapy. Some songs are just about expression and others are about illustrating a specific concept. I realize that what is important to me is that I keep creating.

What is important to you?

Sending love and light this Sunday,

Arielle

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