Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Some People Have Real Problems

Ciao, blog fam! How's everyone's week going?

I feel so at ease right now. Wanna know why? Because I dropped my Italian class! I know, it's a little sad because I love Italian. But it I just didn't have the time to devote to studying it every single night, and I was flunking. So, I made the informed decision to drop the course so that it wouldn't effect my GPA, and I think it was for the best. Now I'm less stressed, and I don't feel as guilty about blogging when I should be doing other homework. I was only taking it because I plan on studying abroad in Italy, but I know alot of people who have gone there witout prior experience in the language, and got along fine. The good thing is that I was able to replace the class with another one so that I don't lose my credit hours (and my scholarship).

Lately I've been thinking about my "problems." My boy troubles and school stresses and money woes and....that's it. That's it.

I had a little epiphony and realized that I'm extremely blessed. I may encounter situations that break my spirit momentarily, but the big picture is incredibly whole. I have my health, my family, my friends, my education. And I realized that, I have to make a mental note whenever I get angsty or depressed. I've got to recognize all that I do have, instead of dwelling on what I don't.

So, today in honor of my revelation (lol), I'm making a music post. I've been listening to an album by an artist name Sia alot lately. She's a white girl from Austrailia with alot of soul--kind of a Joss Stone type, but her music is more experimental. Her album is called Some People Have Real Problems, and they are songs about love and relationships, but not just the dating disappointments. Anyway, here's a the video for her latest single. Seriously, watch it. It's such a creative concept for a video and, even if you don't like her genre, you'll appreciate it.

I saw this video and was hooked.

If you liked what you heard, here's a link to download the album.



(vixenchick) said...

i love sia!

Anonymous said...

I LOOOOOVVVEE Sia, and is True your problems affect you but in the grand scheme of things ... are a Hairflip, ya know???

My aunt married her Italian Teacher, the one she was studying with before going to Italy... another one of my Aunts, actually never even bothered to come back....

Jaded said...

I've heard of Sia. I was in Starbucks waiting on my frapp and her CD was on the counter.

Didn't get it tho.

Have to take a listen.

Anonymous said...

"Sunday", "Breath Me" (although is been a bit overused), and "natale's Song" Would have to be my faves from her

Muze said...

you just HAD to go and make me feel bad for being all 'woe is me' today, huh?


no, i agree. you are blessed. and so am i.

thanks for reminding me.

i'll check out the vid later. watching my baby Will in I Am Legend!

poison.ivy said...

thts the hottest video i've seen in a long time!!!! you made me a fan

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

well said
we worry bout surface shit, aint like u have to walk around with folks who wear bombs and blow themselves up, never feel sorry for your self, always feel blessed

Anonymous said...

You're totally my soul sister girl... I just put up a post straight mirroring what you just posted about.

How funny is that?

I had the EXACT same epiphony just yesterday, and came to conclude as you... I am truly blessed.

Dope Fiend said...

lol! Sia has some amazing music!

stay blessed!

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