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Jazz is home.

April 23, 2010 Leave a comment

I am currently drinking some iced coffee, listening to Jazz, making a quiz and blogging. haha. Multitasking much?

Last night, the traffic to get home was just horrendous. It took way longer to get home and by the time I did, I was pooped. My roommate offered to make all of us steaks, so OF COURSE I said yes please!

Things have been crazy lately. with school and work being super intense lately, I have felt like I am barely keeping up. That’s life I guess. I just want to be good at everything, have enough time to eat well, work out and sleep 8 hours a night. OK, yes this is unrealistic, but we can all dream, right?

Until the cow jumps over the moon and all of those things are possible, I have jazz music. I listen to jazz and all the stress and anxiety dissipates and I feel relaxed. I grew up with Frank and Dino at my nonna’s house and my dad listening to jazz ( Al Jarreau anyone?) in the car. I still think the coolest thing ever would be to be a JAZZ SINGER! The one thing standing in my way is the fact that I can’t sing at. all. haha. I think some of my fondest memories are of sitting in the front room with my nonna listening to Sinatra sing “Wee Small Hours” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”. I still think of riding home in my dad’s Volvo and listening to Jarreau sing “After All”. I guess in a way, jazz is my soundtrack to life. It’s quirky, you don’t always know where it’s going, it’s not so mainstream, but it is real,  lively and lovely. Whenever I need time to just breathe, jazz is a way for me to do it. Jazz is home.

How do you soothe yourself when you’re stressed? What’s your soundtrack?

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