I was in Latin America for two weeks not too long ago and before I left Chicago, it seemed like winter might be over.
At first I was delighted - we made it! And then I felt a tinge of sadness since I'd not posted the winter playlist.
However, when I arrived back from the sunny mountains of El Salvador and Guatemala, reality set in.
As I sit in my cozy little office huddled next to the space heater…
Once again, winter is upon us. For many of you the cold has already arrived and for others it is just now making its way to your door.
This season's playlist is dedicated to the melancholy that the lack of vitamin D brings as well as the coziness it inspires.
Here in the midwest fall comes fast and winter comes even faster.
Having grown up here my whole life I've learned to embrace the fact that one day it will be 62 with that kind of glowy fall sun that feels like the whole world has titled just so in order to stay in golden hour forever, and the next day your car won't start because the battery is frozen.
And so, you just have to let it come.
Let it fall.
Enjoy the mix (and what's…
You're feeling something. Deeply.
And then it becomes time to share what's rumbling around in that heart of yours. Eventually it's time to get someone in the mood.
I'm talking about mood boards, playlists, creative treatments, pitches, and the like. These are the tools we have at our disposal to help our teams understand on a deep level, what our project should look and feel and sound like.
What I'm trying to do with these collections is…
When I was in high school, nearly everyone I knew took Spanish or German. Dreaming of galvanting around Europe, they spoke of all the beer they would consume hopping from train to train during a study-abroad excursion. The others spoke mostly of how knowing Spanish would come in handy in Mexico as they conned their way into foam parties over Spring Break.
Not me, however.
Those lanuages had no history. No, je ne sais quois. And more…
I know it has probably felt like Spring for awhile for many of you, but here in Chicago we barely hit 60 this past weekend only to plumet down to the 30's yesterday.
Nevertheless, I'm taking it as a sign.
As sign that Spring truly has arrived in the Midwest (or at least is on it's merry way).
It seems the world is coming back to life. There's a sense that something new is breaking through the ground. Perhaps we can all breathe a collective…
In the last two weeks it has rained, hit a high of 61 degrees, hit a low of -2, and today there is snow on the ground. I've been waiting to post this until the weather settled down a bit (silly, I know). And yet, I couldn't, in good conscience, share a winter playlist when it's 61 degrees in Chicago.
I do hope you enjoy it.
Spotify link here.