When you’re in the middle of writing a paper that you have to turn into a speech and you suddenly realise that it makes you sound like the biggest douchebag ever…

Okay, Lilja, good; you did something. Now do more things.

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 12

A song from a band you hate:

Lucky Strike - Maroon 5

I generally don’t care for Maroon 5, but I do happen to like this song. It’s catchy or something, I guess. Anyway, that’s that :)


My new single “Growing Apart.”

Darren Campbell - Growing Apart

Beautiful :)

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 11

A song from your favourite band:

Bryn - Vampire Weekend

This isn’t my favourite of their songs, because I can’t pick a favourite. So I went with the one that came up next in my queue.

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 10

A song that makes you fall asleep:

There are no songs that make me sleepy, sorry!

*Sits down to do homework*

*Has nothing better to do*

*Finds something better to do*

I have lost all confidence that I am a functional human being

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 9

A song you can dance to:

Hips Don’t Lie - Shakira/Timber - Pitbull ft. Ke$ha

I don’t usually dance, but if I’m at a party or just in general in a situation where I have to, these would be my go-to beats. Just saying. :)

I went and sat outside on the stoop for the entire magic hour, prepare yourselves for a dashboard spam of bad selfies

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 8

A song you know all the words to:

Saari - Parisiin Kevät

Title translation: Island. This song has been in my life for a long time, and I’ve listened to it so many times. The lyrics are really beautiful, if you ever want to look them up. LyricTranslate is a good website for lyric translations, just in case you happen not to speak Finnish.

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 7

A song that reminds you of a certain event:

Everything - Lifehouse

Back in my high school days, there was a skit involving this song that was a pretty big deal. It was religious. My church decided to make our own version of it, and so all the youth members were given the chance to audition, and I got a part in it. So every time I hear this song, I think back to how many times I had to hear it during rehearsals, as well as how many times we had to actually perform it. I can’t hear it without thinking about that skit.

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 6

A song that reminds you of somewhere:

Kokeile Minua - Haloo Helsinki!

Title translation: Try Me. Reminds me of home, in Oulu. This song is one of my favourites, my twin sister and I used to sing this song in the car all the time whenever we’d go places with our older sister or one of our brothers.  Good times

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 5

A song that reminds you of someone:

Wonderwall - Oasis

This song was played by a cover artist at a music festival in our dorm courtyard early in the school year, and it was during this song that I had my first “romantic” experience with Jordan. It was October, and both of us were a little chilly outside at nearly midnight, so he stood behind me and put his arms around me to warm both of us up, and I held onto his arms because a part of me didn’t want him to let go. Combine this with lightly swaying to the music…it was a perfect moment. I can’t hear this song without thinking about that night and that moment with him. As sappy as it sounds, it’s one of my best memories of my first year at Mankato :)

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 4

A song that makes you sad:

Drop in the Ocean - Ron Pope

"It’s like wishing for rain as I stand in the desert
But I am holding you closer than most—‘Cause you are my Heaven.” —I am pretty certain sadder words have never been sung. At least, not in my opinion.