Teenage years are pivotal for anyone entering adulthood, and this rings especially true with musical taste. For most of us, our musical journey truly begins during our teenage years as it's a time for exploration, for coming into our own, for making our own decisions in life. Sure, our parents and families and upbringing influence how we choose to live our lives, the music we listen to, the books we read, and the television shows we watch, but this is when we define life for ourselves. And my defining musical decade was the late 90s.
Timing is everything. As the world shuttered its doors, fearful of an invisible enemy with the power to destroy lives, I wondered what was going to happen to my body and to my fitness.
I've always been an avid reader. In fact, with the books currently in my parents' storage and my bookshelves, we could probably create a small library.
There's a worldwide epidemic (and no, it's not COVID-19).