Music, Songs and Such Part Four

Lately I have been very busy finding new music as I got Spotify Premium a few weeks ago. I have been listening to a lot of music so I thought I would come on here to share some of my new favourites!

god save our young blood // børns

supernatural // børns

silvertongue // young the giant

cecilia // simon and garfunkel

for elise // saint motel

my type // saint motel

cold cold man // saint motel

(honestly all

disco yes // tom misch

how big, how blue, how beautiful // florence + the machine

sweet tooth // scott helman

i love my friends // foster the people

up to no good // the hoosiers

this is america // childish gambino

loving is easy // rex orange county

the less i know the better // tame impala

You can find all of these songs and more on my Spotify linked here. My music place is slightly all over the place if you couldn’t already tell… So likely there is something for everyone.

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Big Box Stores

The inspiration for poems of mine can come from many different sources, such as something someone said or an interesting object or photo. Big Box Stores was a poem I had written in Fall of 2017, based on a photo I had snapped at the Screening Room, our local movie theatre. Instead of giving you the poem’s meaning and explaining what it is trying to get at, I will let you try to figure that out yourselves.

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Big Box Stores

“The only game in town”

their neon sign reads,

overshadowed by corporations,

taking over with speed.

 

The bookstores and coffee shops

close in favour of big box stores.

 

Where people do not think

beyond the deal-plastered doors.

– Sarah Hesp

 

 

Places I Went in Atlanta

2 weeks ago yesterday I got back home from Atlanta, Georgia, where I was attending the International Career Development Conference run by DECA.

During my time there my friends and I tried to see as much of the city as we could, while also balancing preparation for our competition.

First, we saw some pretty cool koi fish when visiting the competition centre.

We also took lots of photos, here is one of me!

The Mercedes-Benz stadium was astounding and we visited the building on our first official day there. I found the statue outside to be interesting so I snapped this photo.

I also had Chick-fil-a for the first time. Hands down my new favourite fast food place.

On our last full day in Atlanta we were free to explore, and my classmates and I chose to visit two places, the first one being the Georgia Aquarium.

After that, we finished the day off by visiting the World of Coca-Cola.

After that it was adios to Atlanta, and the next day we headed back home to Canada.

A Letter to Women Around the World

As you may or may not know, March 8th marks International Women’s Day for 2018, a day of celebrating women around the world.

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women, who have her back.” – Unknown

Today I have seen many variations of this quote, one that resonates with me a lot because without the women in my life, I would not be who I am today.

So this is a thank you letter.

Thank you to the women that fought for our right to vote.

Thank you to the women that are defying stereotypes, both cultural and gender norms.

Thank you to the women who are making and have made major strides in politics, law, science, math and business.

Thank you to the women who are speaking out and speaking up.

Personally, thank you to my sister, who has been my best friend since the day she was born.

Finally, thank you to my mom, for being my first and biggest role model. The long talks at our kitchen table that taught me more than I could ever learn in a classroom.

To all the women and girls out there; thank you so much. Without all of you, who would run the world?

One Minute for a Thousand Hours

It has been a while. I have not posted since last year, although it has been less than 2 months since the clock chimed 12 and 2018 began. I wanted to post something special for the New Year as I was hoping that 2018 would be special, exceeding my expectations and being a good year overall. However nothing I tried to write, or film felt right.

Inspiration often strikes me at the most inconvenient times, such as 12AM on school nights before I have to fall asleep. Similarly, last week, I started to write again and messily scribbled down some poems. I decided I liked one enough to share on here, and feel that new poetry is the best blog post to start off the new year with (ignoring the fact that I am about a month and a half late).

One Minute for a Thousand Hours

Lights.

Camera.

No Action.

A delayed reaction

to the slip of paper,

gleaning white.

About to be opened,

flashing to what might

happen.

You are up on stage

in front of a face-filled sea,

but all that matters is that paper

and what could be.

Once it is opened,

it is all over.

That fleeting moment on stage

is all you have to show for.

– Sarah Hesp

If you enjoyed this poem, check out my Instagram (linked here) as more writing will be popping up there soon. Until next time…

Living Alone

I have come to the conclusion that I would actually really like living alone after university.

Being extroverted I have always loved surrounding myself with people and talking with others and that has not changed, nor do I think it ever will.

However I have thought about the idea of having an entire home to myself doing whatever I please.

Just imagine it: No one would be around to disturb you, meaning that you would not be disturbing anyone by having sing-alongs to 80s Smash Hits or hour-long thinking out loud sessions. You would have all this space to think and grow.

All the rooms are yours, to fill with whatever you please. No having to share with a sibling or compromise with anyone else. You could even have a room filled with mirrors or movie posters for fun and it would be up to you.

Having to do everything for yourself may be what some consider a nuisance, coming from a family that helped you out whenever needed. However you come to realize that you can function just fine.

You can actually even do more with your newfound creativity and independence, living by yourself.