How Music Changed My Life

I have never been one to easily talk about my feelings. As a matter of fact, I absolutely hate talking about myself (so you can imagine how weird writing this is for me). I’ve always been a pretty private person and I’ve (for the most part) been comfortable with that. Music has helped me come out of my shell a little bit, with this whole talking about my feelings thing. It’s given me a way to express myself without actually having to truly articulate my emotions. So, if you’re wondering, “Who is Liv?” First of all, that’s a great question and I have no idea what the right answer is: I’m still trying to figure everything out. Second of all, the best I can come up with is a song suggestion (didn’t see that coming, did you?), so listen to Suit and Jacket by Judah and the Lion and you’ll get a decent picture of who I am. Music changed by life by giving me something by which to identify.

Before I really got into music, I just kind of listened to whatever was on the radio. Let’s pause right here and now and just say, if this is you, I promise you can do so much better. While you may enjoy some of the music they play on the radio, they will never get it exactly right; let me suggest you do a little exploring for some new music. Anyway, the radio is nice to listen to on occasion, but on a daily basis listen to something you actually enjoy, something you can identify with. Lol that I used to think music was all the same. But now I have this new love and appreciation for things that are different, not just music. There are so many things I used to like just because everyone else liked them, but now I have widened my horizons and allowed myself to be exposed to new things. I have a better understanding of who I am and what I like because I opened myself up to new things, starting with music. I allowed myself to listen to some new stuff that no one had really heard about, and I loved it.

Music may be your starting point, too. We all should open ourselves up more and allow ourselves to explore.

P.S. isn’t it a little funny that I started this with how much I hate talking about myself but this is one of my longer posts? No? Just me? Okay, cool.

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