Plane Playlist

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Pretty much every fibre of my being wishes I could strut through the airport like Karlie Kloss on a good day - actually, even Karlie Kloss on a bad day. But, reality tells me that airport-Gwen will not suddenly grow ten inches in height, shrink like six sixes in jeans, and make $15 million overnight. So, while airport-Karlie can make her way through every terminal in the world glowing and stress-free and first class, airport-Gwen is likely going to be sweaty, stressed out, and showing the season's latest trend of crumbs from a Starbucks croissant all down the front of my shirt.

exactly what I won't look like this week
It's all good, though, because I will be beating airport-Karlie in one thing: my playlist.
Okay, Karlie Kloss probably also has a really good taste in music, but let me give myself this one. I have nothing else.
Anyone who knows me knows that music has been one of the most important and consistent things in my life since I was in middle school. I don't have any claims to musical talent or any knowledge of musical technique or theory, but I do, if I may say so myself, have a really sick taste in music - mostly because it's insanely eclectic and really, really bizarre.

So, before I take off for the UK, I thought it would be fun to share a playlist that'll get me through the day of traveling. And, since I don't have the space, time, or patience to make a playlist that will last for the entire flight, what follows is a list of the top 20 songs I'll be listening to while I'm cruising at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic. (In no particular order, one song per artist, and also mostly new music or music that I just discovered because if I started going back in time we'd be here forever.)

Embrace it.

Over and Out

Saturday, December 19, 2015

So, it's been ages. But I'm back again, and this time, hopefully, it's for real. This blog is changing themes a little bit as my life does the same - for the next five months, I'm leaving New York and moving to Edinburgh, Scotland to study English literature at the University of Edinburgh!

I'm headed out all alone - my dad is traveling with me for the first few days, but after that, it's all me, as I don't know a single person headed here this semester. Beyond that, I'm studying at a school that feels way out of my comfort zone with over 35,000 students (for reference, my school at home has 2,500) and a ranking as seventeenth best university in the world (my school at home isn't even the seventeenth best in the country). But, I'm excited as well. I've got friends all around Europe this semester (London, Paris, Madrid, Germany), and plans to make the most of this experience.

Hopefully, I'll be blogging regularly while I'm abroad and hopefully I'll be back here with success stories. New year, new country, probably the same me. But maybe I'll come back a little different. Who knows.

Catch ya on the other side of the Atlantic!

xx g