i’m sitting at the coffee shop just down the street from my house, headphones in, trying my best to concentrate and be productive. tricky, tricky productivity. i spend most days working on my own and for an introvert, you’d think that would be ideal. but for an introvert who values relationships, working alone quickly becomes monotonous. and monotony kills productivity and creativity for me. i’ve been wrestling with this dilemma and am not sure if it is a problem worth solving or if it is a needed, ever-present tension. i do believe that productivity can be a way for us to have a [false] sense of esteem and confidence, but today i’ll attribute it to an existential monday problem.
here is a sneak peek of the civil wars’ sophomore album. it is full of heartache and honesty. “dust to dust” is one of my favorite songs from the album – the lyrics and the blend of their voices are a powerful combination.