Dear the nurse in the local hospital, the sweet kid bagging my groceries, and the woman delivering my Amazon packages:
Anxiety is a silent emotion that can take even the strongest for a wild ride down a dark road. It does it to me all the time. I feel lost and alone even when I'm surrounded by my most cherished companions.
To my dearest best friend in the whole world:
When you have people that you become really close with, what happens in their life affects you. It begs the question, when do you meddle and when do you let stuff go?
Today is one of those days when I feel like I am lucky enough to be surrounded by the family I got to choose. Many people think that your family is your family because of the blood and DNA connecting you, but that is not the case for me. Don't get me wrong, I have plenty of actual blood relatives that I love and rely on for support and understanding. However, I'm one of the lucky ones where I get to surround myself with the family I made. These additional members of my "family" are amazing people who love and support me.
I don't know when in time it happened, but at some point, people started making noises and somehow music came out of that. Expressing oneself by belting it out as loud as you can is very therapeutic. But beyond that, you find that you can live in the songs that you hear. You hear what songwriters and musical artists are going through and you become one with them. It's a very interesting place to be, for both those listening to music and those producing said music.