Today is the day that I sit here and write the first post of my blog. I sit by myself but for some reason I don’t feel alone. That’s because the music guides my fingertips as I write. When I wake the music sets the pace of the beat of my heart, the cadence at the gym and the flow of my day. Without music, life would be a blank to me. I am an individual that has a hard time dealing with feelings, so I keep them locked down until It’s time to deal with them. When the time comes, I put on those headphones and I let it all out. Whether it be on the weights or just at home contemplating the different challenges that I face; I let it go. Without music those feelings would stay trapped inside of me like a parasite but because I am given an outlet, I am free. Free to think, observe and decide. Every song has a memory associated with it, but the best songs create memories of their own. I remember when I decided I would no longer be a victim of the things that happened to me. I was in the gym, looking in the mirror and I realized I wasn’t the person I wanted to be. Headphones blaring; I decided I would push myself even if it broke me. Ever since that day, that song; my life has changed. The soundtrack to my life in my ear and a future with no limits; I moved past my fears and I reached my freedom. I have music to thank, for giving me the courage and ultimately, my life.