the gigi life

a break from music

I listen to music EVERY DAY. I love it. I usually have it on getting ready in the morning. We have it on in the gym all day. And often, Max and I have a record on when we're cooking. Oh, and we probably go to 1-2 concerts a month. It's like music runs through our veins. 

But lately I've been needing something different while getting ready and working. So, I've been really into podcasts. I've listened to podcasts over time here and there but I'm finding myself in this place of time where I am just craving information. I want to laugh, be inspired, be stumped, maybe even cry. 

What are your favorite podcasts? What would you recommend?

Here are a few of my favorites:

Elise Gets Crafty 

TED Radio Hour 

This American Life + Serial 

Raise Your Hand Say Yes with Tiffany Han

Inc Uncensored (New!)

Live in Concert from NPR's All Songs Considered (Ok, it's music. I know.)

not yet

this isn’t supposed to happen yet. 
i feel like i’m still on the soccer field with you guys. 
16 years young, laughing and screaming and whining about our parents. 

but here we are. 
the first gathering of our friends in which we are burying our dad. yes, OUR dad. 

because between us girls, my family was your family. and your family was my family. 

tightly bonded all through high school. 
slowly taking separate paths in college. 
soon, miles and miles away from each other. 

but it doesn’t matter how often we talk, how often we see each other. 
because when that time comes, we just pick up right where we left off. always. 

we are filled with joy. we are young again. we are reminded of the love.

and without question, we’re there for each other. 
like now. 
even though, this isn’t supposed to happen yet.  

love notes

Tuesday I came home to a quiet house. Frankie Cat purrrrring his hellos. I said goodbye to Max early that morning as he was off to China. It's always difficult when he is so far away but we find our ways to keep in touch and stay connected miles and hours apart. 

That night I found note after note in my home. It warmed my heart. And to my surprise, they kept showing up. 

Like I've always said, it's the little things. The little things make the heart flutter.