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Sunday Diary + My 10 Favorite Songs Today

Sunday Diary + My 10 Favorite Songs Today

Hello from my brain! A little Sunday night post -- it's been a really, really long time since I did this. Actually, I don't know if I have ever done this, but it felt right?

One of my goals this year is to journal more. As I've gotten older, I've gotten really in touch with myself and my emotions. I feel like I have a lot of thoughts and my internal dialogue has developed to a point where I need to actually write down what I'm thinking to fully comprehend everything. Plus, I want to remember the things going on in my brain to look back on.

I also think this newfound mindset connection and intention with myself has been incredibly healthy for me, and I like the idea of working through and documenting the things in my brain. It sounds so obvious, but actually acknowledging my thoughts, and taking a second to think about how I feel about people, things, situations, etc, has allowed me to simply understand myself better. As a result, I have become a really happy, positive person. I literally started noticing that I don't complain as much, I don't really talk badly about people anymore, and I don't do things I don't really want to do or things that make me feel regretful or crazy. 

But not every day is perfect. In fact, some days I get so, so stuck in my head, and today was one of those. And for some reason, tonight, I wanted to share my thoughts here!


I had a fun weekend. I went out on Friday night with a handful of NYC friends, and it was one of those nights where you don't even realize it's 3am but suddenly it is, and you have to tear yourself away and head home. Like it's not even about the drinking or the partying, you're just genuinely enjoying the people you're with. I hadn't had one of those nights in so long. It was a huge reminder of how grateful I am to have made new friends in NYC. It's so interesting: the people I've met here and have become friends with are people I have sought out as the person I am currently. Like, they didn't appear in a class, or happen to grow up in my area, or be friends with my friends, etc; they're all people who, like me, chose to move to NYC and have similar interests, and it's just...refreshing? intriguing? I don't know what it is exactly but it's fun making brand-new friends as an adult;. it's really fun having conversations with people you're still getting to know at 3am. 

Anyway- yesterday I woke up so early and did my usual manic Saturday morning routine: blast my tunes in my airpods, purchase an overpriced latte, and bop across the Brooklyn bridge. To my surprise, yesterday's morning routine came with a bit of a twist, because I spilled my latte on my white coat! not to fret, I'm resilient *peace sign* (am I ok hahaha). I changed my coat and continued on my sunny Saturday adventures and spent a lot of time outside. It was lovely! I enjoyed a lemon ginger tea, the brownstones in cobble hill... loved it. The vibes were right.

And then today... Sunday Scaries. Actually, it started last night. I was soo tired from Friday and just spent all Saturday night scrolling on my phone and then felt so bad about it like I was wasting time and being unproductive. So I just woke up today without my usual zest and then to top it off, I started getting work messages (which drives me crazy. on a Sunday? it's fine (and often expected) to get some work done on the weekends, but sending out messages that can really wait until Monday causes me so much unneeded stress) and as the day went on I was hyper-fixating on the MOST IRRELEVANT shit. I think maybe because I had a weird dream last night? Like replaying memories and random negative life scenarios with people I don't talk to anymore in my head and just causing myself unnecessary angst... can I not?

All of that to say, I needed to listen to my songs. If you've been following for a while you may have picked up on this but I really lean on music to align my mindset. And it's almost a mini passion of mine, that when I love a song I usually do some research on the meaning of it or the band if they're new to me. 

So if you're interested, below are the 10 songs I've had on repeat today and a fun fact about each one!

These songs are all in my January playlist.

1. Borderline by Joesef (this whole new album is amazing. I loveeee joesef. Discovered him a year or two ago and he's quickly become a fave)

2. After Midnight by Phoenix (I had no idea until I heard this song that they came out with a new album in 2022 but now we know! need to listen to the rest of this album asap because this song singlehandedly has me wanting to go for a run tomorrow morning)

3. Cordon Bleu by G R I Z (jazzy/instrumental -- fun fact about me, I LOVE the electric guitar. I could probably write a whole blog post about my favorite riffs)

4. Stuck on the Puzzle by Alex Turner (you'll recognize his voice, he's from Arctic Monkeys, which fun fact, was one of my favorite bands in high school. this song is one of my all-time faves. random thought, I think Alex Turner and Andrew Garfield look a lot alike?)

5, Love Again by Milky Chance (forgot about them!! I feel like stolen dance (their big hit back in 2014) was my intro into a lot of the music I listen to today or at least the music that would come to be my go-to easy listening type)

6. Sweet FA by Peach Pit (not so secretly obsessed with the fact it's called sweet *FA* ;) have been a peach pit fan since college, they're made up of four quirky Canadian boys)

7. Why Dream by Matt Corby (he's another OG fave! Australian artist. have loved his music since high school)

8. Wake Me by Bleachers (yet another OG! how many times can I say OG??? swifties, bleachers = jack antonoff, aka the man who co-writes a lot of taylor swift's songs)

9. Rollerblades by Dominic Fike (Dominic Fike is one of my favorite, favorite artists. The way his 2020 album has been a personality trait for me for the past three years, haha. My favorite lyric of this song is: Cause I’m still under your spell as far as I can tell // But you never worried about me -- that's not the exact lyric but I like it better this way, lol)

10. Beautiful Day by Surfaces (jazzy/instrumental - from another new album)

Wow. I feel so much better. Let me know if you like the songs!

Have a great week and a lovely rest of your Sunday evening!



  1. Hi Fran, great post, it reminds me that I want to get into journaling! I love Surfaces, Beautiful Day is good also love Sunday Best.

  2. Loved this post! Feeling motivated to journal more too


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