swiftaholics, piano therapy, and holiday festivities

Wow? Have I really been in college for over two months now? Crazy stuff there.

So it's been awhile, hasn't it? I suppose that means that it's time to update you on my life. Now where to start my rambles?

I am now the proud owner of the Taylor Swift, "RED" album, and it is the most magnificent thing I have ever heard. This album has almost literally been on repeat since I obtained it on October 23rd. (which just so happens to be the day after it came out. I'm a college student without a car. There really isn't much I can do about that.) These lyrics are absolute perfection and I can't get them out of my head. Kudos to you, Taylor.

A very exciting event occurred yesterday: I played the piano! I am a little obsessed with that instrument, and I don't think I've played to this extent since I left for school in August, so I am kind of on a piano high at the moment. In the music building there are a bunch of practice rooms with pianos in them, so after my class yesterday I just went and played for 40 minutes and it was wonderful. It felt so good and I was feeling very deprived, so getting that out of my system was exactly what I needed. Considering that I haven't really played since August, it was a little rough, but I'm getting the hang of it again, which is absolutely fabulous. Since I have a class in the music building almost every day, (and just my luck, it also happens to be my last class of the day as well) I think this will be my new routine. If nothing else, it'll help me wind down after hours of classes. I apologize for my rambling on that subject, but the piano is kind of a huge part of me and not being able to play on a regular basis has been killing me. I mean, I brought a keyboard with me, but it's really not the same. To sum it up, this has just been really good for me and I am incredibly happy.

There really isn't much else to say. I went and saw the Broadway rendition of "Anything Goes" a few weeks back, which was pretty fabulous. (and the fact that we had some of the same choreography for my senior year musical made me feel pretty dang cool.)

My English class right now is way too easy. I'm not even trying in that class and I am almost positive that I have an A. The fact that I'm an English major may have a little something to do with that. Thankfully, next semester I'll have the starting point english major class, so that will hopefully be a much better experience, because this English 101 class? Not a fan. Besides the fact we won't have class again until after Thankgiving: I'm very okay with that.

This post is so scattered. Just so many things have happened. And despite my previous expectations, I actually did celebrate Halloween and go trick or treating. I was pretty upset at first because I thought I wasn't going to go, and I didn't have a costume anyways, and this was a problem because I can't even remember a time that I didn't at least celebrate Halloween. The costume did end up being very impromptu since I didn't know I was even going trick or treating until five minutes before we left, but it works. I got to go trick or treating and that made me ridiculously happy. I got candy and everything, and then I stayed up until 1 am watching Halloweentown. It was a good holiday.

(See, I went with my floor. While yes, we came up with very very impromptu and lame nerd costumes, it was much better than nothing. It's not like I had a lot of choices within the contents of a closet much smaller than I'm used to.)

Have I covered these past few months well enough? Halloween, Anything Goes, being an English major, piano, and Taylor Swift? Yes, I think so.

And now onto one of my favorite parts of this blog. Sharing what I've been listening to. Don't mind the fact that it's pretty much the entire "RED" album (along with a very select few others). I'm not sure how I managed to limit this list to only a few of my favorites, considering the fact that I'm in love with the entire album.

The Ever-changing Playlist

All Too Well- Taylor Swift

I Almost Do- Taylor Swift

Girl At Home- Taylor Swift

Treacherous- Taylor Swift

The Moment I Knew- Taylor Swift

State of Grace (Acoustic Version)- Taylor Swift

Innocent- Taylor Swift. (yes, a song not from the RED album. Shocker.) 

I Fell In Love Once- Chase Coy (because he is precious. look him up.)

Little Lion Man- Mumford and Sons

My Own Little World- Matthew West

Sing It Out -Switchfoot (and pretty much the entire Hello Hurricane album. It's lovely.)

Okay. I'll stop now. I could go on forever, but I should probably save some for later.

And I will exit with a couple of quotes that I saw on my Pinterest board a while back. (I've finally joined the bandwagon and I am happily addicted.)

"Let your faith be bigger than your fear."

"Keep calm and shine on."

Have a marvelous day, and don't forget to be a shining light to whoever shall cross your path. Shine on.

~Sophie Leigh


  1. i am LOVING red! such a good album! really hope she does a european tour now, some of those songs will be amazing live! :)

  2. Oh yes. Clearly I adore both Taylor and RED. She's coming to my state next May, so fingers crossed that I'll be able to make the concert. Her "Speak Now" tour was absolutely fabulous live, and I cannot wait to find out if these will have the same fate. :)