Girl, Put Your Records On, Tell Me Your Favorite Song ft. Target Style

Dear Music,

Thanks for always clearing my head, healing my heart, and lifting my spirits.

Who doesn’t love music? I recently took a trip to Good Records in Dallas, Texas and I was so excited to see all the records in the bins. I grew up during the era of CD’s and walk mans. The worst thing that could happen to a 13 year old kid growing up was one of their favorite CD’s got scratched. That felt like the end of the world to any music lover. I also grew up during the era when burning CD’s and creating your own mixtapes were cool. I can’t tell you how many cases of CD’s I’ve bought growing up. Then came the iPod, and of course I had to get my hands on one of those. In 2018 CD’s aren’t as popular as they were before and everyone streams music online.

Outfit Details

Today’s Outfit Is Brought To You By #TARGETSTYLE
Hair | AdoreHer Virgin Hair
Shirt | Target – Woman’s Striped Tie- Front
Pants | Target – Women’s Floral Print Printed Palazoo Pants
Shoes |Target – Women’s Rebe Blackless Loader Mules

Even though the devices that we listen to music on has changed through out time one thing remains the same……. the music. A classic will always be a classic. Technology has advanced since my days of burning CD’s now you can stream music on Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify, YouTube, etc. This has made listening to your favorite songs easier than ever. One thing I love about people is that they will never let us forget or miss out on the good old days. Record stores have always kept the pieces of history for us old school gyals who loves a good record on a record player or jamming to a CD in the car.

Being at this record store reminded me of my childhood and how much I loved listening to music. Here is a few of some of my favorite oldies.

Put Your Records On x Corinne Bailey Rae

  1. Into You x (feat. Ashanti) Fabolous
  2. Barbie Girl x Rob Mayth
  3. Always On My Time x ( feat. Ashanti) Ja Rule
  4. What’s Luv x (feat. Ja Rule) Fat Joe
  5. Umbrella (feat. JAY Z) Rihanna
  6. Vogue x Madonna
  7. Wannabe x Spice Girls
  8. Suga Suga (feat. Frankie J) Baby Bash
  9. Dear Mama x 2 Pac
  10. But Beautiful x Billie Holiday
  11. Baby One More Time x Britney Spears
  12. I Want It That Way x Backstreet Boys
  13. Say My Name x Destiny’s Child
  14. Through the Wire x Kanye West
  15. End of the Road x Boyz II Men
  16. All I Do x B5
  17. Waterfalls x TLC
  18. Outta My System x (feat. Johnta Austin & T-Pain) Bow Wow
  19. Weak x SWV
  20. I Will Always Love You x Whitney Houston

Currently jamming to “But Beautiful x Billie Holiday” in my head.

What are some of your favorite old school songs? Please let me know. Also if you’re in Dallas, Texas please stop by Good Records I promise you won’t regret it.

xokarly

 

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How To Get Motivated To Blog

 

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I’ve been blogging since 2015 and I learn something new about blogging every day. As the years have gone by I’ve gotten better and better with blogging. The number one thing I’ve learned about blogging is that you have to be motivated. Motivation is the biggest factor in basically everything you do. Without it, you can’t do much.

So I get this question a lot ” What Keeps Me Motivated To Blog?” .Well first thing first I have a passion for blogging and creating content. I’m not the greatest writer, sometimes my grammar sucks and I make little mistakes. Writing and challenge myself to become a better writer is the number one thing that keeps me motivated to blog. Hopefully one day one of my blog post will be published. Starting a blog has always been something that I wanted to do and one day I turned a dream into a reality. Not only do I blog but I also make video’s on YouTube. I’ve always wanted to share my ideas and passions with the world so when I discovered that I can create content through blogging and YouTube I was excited.

My love of creating content, sharing my life stories , lifestyle/beauty/health/travel, …. is what truly keeps me motivated to blog. Yes, being a well known blogger is important to me but I didn’t start blogging to become a “popular blogger”. I get really excited when someone tells me that they enjoyed reading my blog or it’s exactly what they needed to hear that day. My motivation for blogging comes from my audience, I do it for them. God has blessed me with a super over active brain.

So here’s what no one ever wants to tell you. Creating content isn’t all glitter, unicorns, and cupcakes. There are good days and then there are aren’t so good days. There are days when I do feel unmotivated and uninspired, and that leaves me with creative block. Creative blocks are such abstract notions that it’s hard to pin down a specific definition of what they are and why they occur. The general consensus seems to be that a period of time when an artist can’t access their inspiration or can’t bring themselves to create new work–is a creative block. 

I am proud to say that this doesn’t happen very often but when it does it’s hard. I’ve learned that creativity demands focus and it’s hard to concentrate when life “happens”, when you feel like no one is reading your content, or you aren’t growing as fast as the next person. When these things happen to me and I loose focus I turn to God. I close my computer and I open my bible and I start reading. There is a verse in the book of Colossians, chapter 3 verse 23. It reads “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,”. I interpret this verse as ” Do it for the REWARD.” Everyone isn’t going to like everything you post but if it’s meant to touch that one persons life it will. Then they will tell their friends and their friends will tell their friend and so on.

So what ever you are passionate about if it’s blogging, YouTube, nails, film, etc., it’s okay to feel discourage the hard part is picking yourself up. If you need a break take one and figure out your purpose and the purpose of what you’re creating. Motivation comes from a lot of different things. Everyone is different in their own unique way. Find what motivates you and the creativity will come.

I hope you all enjoyed this post and got a better insight as to who I am and why I do what I do.

xokarly