Obsessed: Rather Be

You know how there’s a song that you randomly hear and like?  But you go to look for it and can’t find it?

That was Rather Be for a long time for me.  But thanks to YouTube, I’m now listening to it on repeat forever and ever.  It’s a problem.



This was literally me all weekend.


This dumb song is everything and I can’t even explain it. Like I want to give you musical analysis, how it pulls live classical instruments over a dance beat, how the early 90’s influence is so strong (a la Crystal Waters & Black Box), how the harmonies are super super tight, how the ab libs are soft but effective.

That last swell into the final chorus???


But really, the song just embodies happiness right now.  Or my version of it. As weird as it sounds, I’m strangely in a good place. Are things perfect?

um no

But this song embodies my version of happiness and real love. Where shit can go wrong but you know just being with that one person will fix your mood immediately. It pleases me to think that I’ll be in that place at some point in my life. (Speaking it into existence, y’all!)

Either way, I’m going to be snatching your faves wigs with my karaoke rendition of this song with some patented Countess step-touch choreography.



When God Says….No.

I hate those moments when you work your butt off for something. You’ve taken your time and done all you can to be the best and you know that you are super prepared to slay the game. You have the confidence, your outfit is flyyyyy, and can’t NOBODY tell you that are not the shit. You knock that audition or job interview out of the park! You go home flipping your hair left to right, have a victory meal, maybe a cocktail, and you go to bed with a damn smile on your face. These days you feel like you have arrived! FINALLY, I’m getting out of the storm.

And then the next day…… God says Nope! Your spirits are completely shattered. You cry, you pout, you kick and scream. It feels like everyone around you is having the perfect day. You cry some more, turn on that inspirational music (gospel for me), and you try your hardest to re-qroup.

I’ve said it here before. Life is hard. Growing up is hard. Finding your place in this adult world is HARD. Getting up after you’ve been knocked down can be one of the hardest things to do. Climbing back up that mountain is rough when you feel like you have no strength left to give. But here at Class and Trash we believe you can get up and do it. So if you’re reading this at night, remember there is a fresh start tomorrow. If you’re reading this in the morning, remember it is never too late to do something to change your perspective and make the day better. Now let’s hope I follow my own damn advice. Dry up those tears y’all. We got this!

My go to song for moments like this! Enjoy!