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Wild Child

I am making it a homework assignment to blog.

I want to stay committed to this because I love the feeling when we get a ton of views and when friends tell me “I read what you posted last night!” It makes me feel like wow, my life IS kinda cool. Ya know?

Before I moved to Austin, my brother lived here, and he would always tell me how excited he was for me to get here cause he just KNEW that I was going to love it. Based on my taste of music, fashion, hobbies, and so on. He thought I’d fit in well with this “hip” culture.

When I got here last year, I was so overwhelmed with the Austin lifestyle and new school and people, it took me a while to adjust. I always felt like I was left out on something going on the city and I wanted so badly to be in this loop of music and the spots to get the best cup of coffee and coolest dog parks and such.

The first Austin band that I started listening to was Wild Child. I saw one of their videos on my news feed on facebook, clicked on it, and instantly fell in love. It was so many sounds, with such genuine lyrics. Unlike anything I had ever heard before. I thought it was so cool to listen to something constantly that none of my friends back home knew of. And to listen to words that people my age, in my own city, wrote. I could relate so well.

This was the first I had ever heard of them. The song Pillow Talk is similar to much of their other music because if you were to just listen to the lyrics and analyze them, it’s really depressing. But they pair their harsh words  with the happy sounds of a ukelele and catchy melodies. Which to me, is life itself. Life gets shitty, alot, but it’s the little happy things that  cover these dampers up, and get us to move on. And keep on living.

Everyone in Austin will tell you they’ve seen Wild Child perform a million times. Which is probably true, but this doesn’t make me any less excited whenever they announce a new show. This past Friday they played at one of my favorite Austin venues, Moody Theater. 

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This place just makes me feel so classy and chic. With the greatest view when you look off the balcony, and the music sounds so clear and beautiful inside.

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Kelsey, you have the most mesmerizing voice. And YOU, only you, could pull off that dress. Keep doing what you’re doing.

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IMG_1279Another Austin band, Holiday Mountain, got on stage with them to perform their new single, Crazy Bird. Let me tell ya, this song is my jam. It’s more pop-y than the rest of their new album, but it only takes one listen, just one,  to find yourself playing it every time you get in the car.

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Things started to get a little wild when Ben Kweller got on stage. One thing led to another, and soon it was a dance party. I looked around and half the crowd had left my side to get on there with them. IMG_1283

Friday night was beautiful. They sounded remarkable and they looked so happy. Watching a band you love have fun, makes it more worth it to continue to support them. I’ve been listening to their new album The Runaround on repeat since it came out on spotify last week. And I am not nearly close to being sick of it yet. GO LISTEN.

I end this post with a photo of some sunflowers I took at the store yesterday. I’ve been obsessed with yellow lately, and I seized this photo opportunity mainly because yesterday was so rainy and gloomy, walking into the grocery and seeing this at the entrance put a huge smile on my face.

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“Could you imagine a place where fields and flowers made of space and stars like your eyes, shine both day and night.”   -Wild Child 

xoxo,

(still not completely in the Austin music scene but has accepted that no one will really ever be),

Nadeen Abou-Hossa

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Learning to Love

Recently, I’ve been focusing on the importance of showing my love to others. Everyone in my life is special to me and I want them to know it each and everyday.

You know those people who are constantly just feeding compliments and seem as if they’re in their own little la la world. That’s not what I mean.

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I’ve been showing love through giving. Giving my time and attention to my best friends. Being consistent. Asking for more. Laughing.

All that good stuff. I promise you end up receiving more than you gave in the beginning.

this photo serves as an example of my theory.

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Anywhoo, enough of the mushiness, MY LIFE IS SO BUSY.

I’m currently:

  1. Applying for internships
  2. A part time nanny
  3. Taking an intensive 6 hour arabic course
  4. Somewhat trying to start my own business (you’ll hear more soon)
  5. Aiming for a 4.0 so I can get into McCombs Business School
  6. Practicing Bikram Yoga again
  7. Going through training to become a young life leader
  8. Rebuilding friendships
  9. Trying to keep my sanity

While I would love to show you all of these current activities I’m engaging in, I don’t want to bore you. Here is a quick recap.

I went on a cruise to cozumel at the beginning of this month

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I started off my semester by going on a hike at Barton Creek Greenbelt with my best friends

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I’ve been adventuring out into the city. Every weekend I try and go somewhere new. I swear there will never be a boring day in Austin.

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I’ve been experiencing a sense of independence that I’ve never had to think about before. It’s odd and can be uncomfortable, but I love it. Feeling accomplished and constantly thirsty for more.

“It’s a luscious mix of words and tricks that let us bet when you know we should fold.”  -The Shins

xoxo,

NADEEN

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