Since I wrote about my year in movies, I thought I would share a playlist of my favorite songs I discovered for the first time this year. Some of them have loaded associations for me but others are just fun to dance to. If you're looking for some new music maybe you'll come away with a few new ones for your playlist.
How do you measure a year, 525,600 minutes in your life? Rent taught us that it could be measured in sunsets, cups of coffee, laughter, strife and of course, love. But it can also be measured by change (an engagement or a new job) or at its most filtered, by the algorithm that shows your your most-liked posts on Instagram. #BestNine2016.
But what about in movies?
Movies are as much part of our life as they are an escape from it. In terms of instant gratification, the movies we choose are telling of what we're going through in a given moment. Maybe we're the type of sad that wants to see someone else be happy. Sometimes we just want to laugh. Other times we want to learn something about ourselves or those around us in the hopes of coming away with a deeper understanding of either. In the broadest sense, our taste in movies reveals a little about who we are. But sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar and a movie is just a movie.
So, in honor of 2016, both my best and worst year so far–here are all of the movies I watched for the first time:
If I haven't already told you in person, here is my Big News: I'm moving to New York. I'm moving to New York for a few reasons, but perhaps the most important thing to talk about is why I'm leaving Kansas City.
Kansas City and I have had an excellent run the last 19 months. In all honesty, I feel like I've lived here for about 5 years. Of all the places I've lived (and there have been many: Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina, USVI), Kansas City has felt the most like home to me, a feeling that was instantaneous and effortless. In a way, I've lived here for 2 years, if I measure it by combining the two summers, holiday breaks and one fall semester off from college I spent here.
By Kathryn Greene