Winter Hymns

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetI still remember the days when I would burn a playlist of songs on CDs for my friends. Admittedly, I still burn CDs for my car especially when I used to travel back and forth between Washington and California. My point is I love making playlists. Whether they’re playlists about growth, rainy days, or roses. I’m hoping to make this a monthly thing where I share a playlist of songs that I have composed. I myself love discovering new music and learning about other people’s tastes in music. That is what I hope you’ll find here. You can listen to my “Winter Hymns” playlist here and be sure to follow me on Spotify for more playlists.

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs

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Saved for a Rainy Day

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I have been seriously slacking on my blog posts lately and for that I apologize. School, work, life. You know? The usual. Anyways, today felt the perfect day to share my rainy day playlist. Enjoy and stay warm my friends.

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs

Growth

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Photo by Aarron Griggs

Back in June, I moved from Washington back to California. I talked about this in my “A Bump in the Road” blog post so I won’t bore you with the details on why. For months, I held onto the idea that I would still be moving from California to Virginia to attend graduate school in the spring. Financially, though, it wasn’t realistic for me and I would be lying to you if I told you that it was still something I wanted. I pride myself on being as transparent and honest as possible. This blog post was difficult for me to write. I think in large part it’s because I have been struggling with this feeling of absolute failure. Deciding not to go to grad school and moving back home made me feel like a huge failure, but as N.E.R.D. sang, “Hey! Shit happens, hey, just blow it off.” If you’re a twenty-something year-old, like I am, then you’ll know the feeling of being bombarded with questions like, “So, what are you doing with your life? What’s next?” For some odd reason, that I can’t seem to figure out, we’re supposed to have our shit together by now, right? Wrong. I’m taking life day by day and holding tight to my dreams, goals, and aspirations. I am focused on living and not worrying so much about what comes next. At this point in my life, I have no idea what comes next, but I am confident that life has a lot in store for me. I have grown a lot in what feels like such a short amount of time and that’s all I can hope for out of life: is to continue to learn, grow, and be happy. Speaking of N.E.R.D. I’d like to take this time to share a playlist that I made appropriately named “Growth” which inspired this blog post and has helped me and continues to help me and inspire me even through my darkest of times. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I do.

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs

Coming Up Roses

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Coming Up Roses is a playlist of songs that I curated. This playlist is great for those early mornings, when you’re looking for inspiration, while you’re working, or writing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs