This month is all about L-O-V-E on A Geeky Gal, but y’all know I like to put my own spin things. I’ve got some romance posts planned like a round up of some of my own favorite V-Day posts, long distance date ideas, a Gaming After Dark comeback, and something with a little more… spice (if we’re not counting Gaming After Dark). And yes, that was a Tik Tok reference. Tik Tok is a recent pandemic obsession, but we’re moving on.
Since discovering K-Pop, I have been exploring new artists, because, let’s face it, K-Pop is more that just BTS and Blackpink. Don’t get me wrong; their songs always get me up and going – dancing, singing, and BTS and Blackpink have even gotten my partner into enjoying the Korean lyrics and pop beat! Since expanding my little K-Pop world, I have fallen head over heels for some of these songs on this new playlist that I created for the month of February.
Most K-Pop isn’t open about mental health, mental illness, or personal struggles, and that’s where BTS is different. One of the biggest reasons I love BTS is their incredible lyrics that touch on aspects of mental health and mental illness. Their music videos speak volumes even with a language barrier. Their canon Webtoon, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.0: Save Me, dives into the mental health of their alter egos as well and lends a hand to their narrative of healing, loving yourself, and moving forward.
Today I wanted to share some of my favorite lyrics from BTS’s songs that have been healing for me. Whether I was deep in depression on these days or just needing a little reminder that I’m going to be okay, BTS was able to touch my heart, and I hope that some of these songs and lyrics can help you as well.
While I’m still really sad about not being able to attend BTS’s concert due to COVID19, I thought today would be a good time to share ten of my most streamed BTS songs! I gathered these from Spotify and Spotify.me (most known for giving a year-end review of your streamed music for 2019). I don’t really have a way of putting these in a true top 10 order so consider that these BTS songs are in no particular order.
I’m back with another Webtoon recommendation. This time is a little different though. This Webtoon is based on BTS’s Universe/Bangtan Universe (BU) which is an alternate universe of the popular boy band. The characters are named after the seven members and are their alter egos. Stumbling upon this Webtoon after searching for some K-Pop and K-Drama inspired comics has lead me down yet another rabbit hole thanks to my new found interest in K-Pop.
I’ve been focusing on my health journey for over 3 years now. It’s a lifelong commitment, one that has been difficult, but rewarding. It was hard to get over the numbers on the scale and focus on my health instead of how small I could be. Working out with a personal trainer for over a year gave me confidence in the gym and the knowledge of how to work out safely, when and how to push myself, and helped me improve my relationship with food.
I’ve had to find ways that keep my accountable and excited to keep on this journey. One of those ways has been music. On the days I saw my trainer, I’d rock out on the way to the gym or listen to music while getting in a ten minute warm up. When I was on my own, I found it was best to create playlists so I didn’t have to stop what I was doing to find the next song to keep me on track.