More than Black and White


I’d love for life to be in black and white,
and for it to be easy,
and for us to know what we want,
and to be sure of it one hundred percent.
I’d like for a lot of things to be different than what they are.
But we’re all too busy worrying about what other people think
and how they will judge the decisions we make.

Who knows if we’ll ever know what we want,
but we’re doing our best to figure it out, despite the world.
I admit that I worry what people will say,
I feel like I don’t fit in,
but I won’t give up trying to identify myself,
and I won’t give in to what society wants
because I am not black and white
and there is so much more that I hope to be.

We are so much more than just black and white
and what we are told we have to be.
We’re all individually unique
and we are each full of so much color,
and I am so tired of watching this world try to shape us into the same person
and change our colors to fit its palette filled with the same generic ones,
and try to tell us who we are supposed to be,
and tell us we can’t succeed unless we blend in.

So don’t let society shape you into something you don’t want to be,
don’t let it mask the colors inside you that want to reveal.
Be who you want to be.
Flourish, learn, grow, and love your life,
and along the way take pictures,
make memories and live stories worth re-telling.
Do all the things you’re scared to do,
the things that make good stories,
go out on a limb, try something new,
and don’t be sorry.

x Sass


I Really Love Music

I love music.  I mean, I really love it.  I was born to love it.  I have it running into me through my ears and eyes, through my soul and veins, and out my mouth and fingertips.  It’s every part of who I am.  It gets me through the day.  It saves me as I save it to my library on Spotify.  It motivates me and helps me discover who I am and gives me passion for creativity.  Just hearing a single line flowing together in just the right way makes me fall in love with a song instantly.  It helps me to feel all the emotions I have buried deep inside, even if I don’t necessarily want to feel them.  It creates a release for them. It puts me at the ease I so desperately need some days.  There are so many different types of music.  Music that makes you wanna dance and music that makes you wanna cry.  Music that makes you wanna laugh and music that makes you wanna scream.  Music that helps you fall asleep and there is music that lets you dream.  It fills every corner.  I can’t rid the need for it in my life.  Music is so important to me and it captures all the words that I am somehow unable to come up with myself and displays them just the way I hoped they would be.  It’s amazing how the perfect combination of notes and rhythms can create such a lively feeling inside of you.

x sass

October Playlist


HAPPY OCTOBER! The beginning of a great season is among us! It’s ironic that I have a song called September Song on here considering this is the October playlist, but to be fair, I make these during the previous month.

Without further ado, here are my favorites from this playlist:
Settle Down by The 1975
I Won’t Let You Walk Away by Make ft. Madison Beer and The Lost Kings
Like You Want To by Kita Alexander.

x sass ;P