Spring Playlist 2018


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A new season means a new Spotify playlist! Here are the songs I listened to throughout spring.

My Spotify | Spring 2018

All I Need – Cape Cub
All Things – Hussey
All We Ever Knew – The Head and the Heart
Amadeus – Family and Friends
As We Ran – The National Parks
Big Sur – Jack Johnson
Birthday – Maisie Peters
Blue Roses – Flyleaf
Can You Feel It – Ferraro
Carnivore – Bear Attack!
Cheetah Tongue – The Wombats
Clockwork – Makeout
Come With Me Now – KONGOS
Crave You – Robinson
Critical – State Champs
Dirt – Emma Blackery
Drove Me Wild – Tegan and Sara
Electric Bones – Findlay
Fall Apart – ITCHY
Fall Apart Today – Schuyler Fisk
Feel it Still – Portugal, The Man
Geronimo – Sheppard
Giants – Matt Nathanson
Goodbye, Goodbye – Tegan and Sara
Heavy – Birdtalker
Home – Dotan
Honey Hold Me – Morningsiders
I Wanna Go Out – American Authors
Kiss Me Slowly – Parachute
Knee Socks – Arctic Monkeys
Lemon to a Knife Fight – The Wombats
Lethal Combination – The Wombats
Long Walk Home – Scenic Route to Alaska
Loser – Beck
The Lotto – Ingrid Michaelson, AJR
Make Me Feel – Janelle Monáe
Meant to Be – Bebe Rexha (feat. Florida Georgia Line)
Nica Lilores At Dusk – Ben Howard
The Night We Met – Lord Huron
Nothing to Regret – Robinson
Oh No – Goodbye June
On Your Side – Day Wave
Oom Sha La La – Hayley Hendrickx
Paradise – George Ezra
People Crying Every Night – A R I Z O N A
Pretty Shining People – George Ezra
Pretty Thing – Dizzy
Rhythm and Blues – The Head and the Heart
Shot Reverse Shot – Jack Johnson
Sleep – Joseph & Maia
Sleep on the Floor – The Lumineers
Smash Into You – Beyoncé
Speak Slow – Tegan and Sara
Stella – Cereus Bright
Stuck – The Aces
Sweat – The All-American Rejects
Talk Too Much – COIN
Taxi – The Maine
That Girl – Tegan and Sara
Toy – Netta
Turn – The Wombats
Vegabond – Caamp
Vanille Fraise – L’Impératrice
Want – Kelsey Waters
The Way I Do – Bishop Briggs
We Don’t Believe What’s on TV – Twenty One Pilots
Where’s My Love – SYML
Wicked Ones – Dorothy
You Should’ve Killed Me When You Had the Chance – A Day to Remember


Chronically Stuck


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For the past few months, I’ve been feeling…off, and I think it shows in my blog posts. I’m not writing as much as I used to, both with my blog and fiction. Don’t get me wrong, I want to write. I’ve had ideas, and even if I didn’t have any ideas, I have lists overflowing with them for exactly that kind of situation.

However, as soon as I grab a pen, or open a fresh Google Doc, my inspiration is gone and I’m forced to set my tools aside once again. Now, I’ve tried the “just start writing and see where it takes you” method, which is actually the only reason I’ve posted anything at all on my blog these past few months. It’s just not doing it for me.

When I launched ChronicallyDannie, I had this…drive to create. I remember finishing five posts in my first week and being so proud of every single one. I’m trying desperately to find my way back to that place by reading and rereading my favourite posts, flipping through journal entries from that time, distracting myself with other projects, and straight up asking my friends to tell me what I should write about. My goal when I was reading my old blog posts and journal entries was to get a better understanding of where and why things changed for me. You know what I’ve come up with? Bubkis. Nada. Zilch. Zero. Not one dang clue.

I am in no way saying I’m going to abandon this blog. Writing is and has always been my creative outlet. I’ve simply misplaced my inspiration, I think, and need to figure out a way to get it back. Until then… Well, I truly don’t know.