Today I am thankful for the music in my life. I’m grateful for my parents exposing me to so many different styles of music at an early age – it made me always want to dance and sing despite my natural shyness. I’m grateful that when I was in school, arts and music still played a big part in education so that I was able to be in the chorus. I love the way a song played at one time can complete a perfect moment…and then later that same song can take me back to that exact place in time, to the person I was with, to a feeling I was having at the time…remind me of a certain taste, or smell. A certain piece of music can evoke any emotion I can imagine and some I couldn’t before I heard it, it can lift a mood, or put me in a sour one, and express things for me that I cannot say myself.
I'm 42, a remarried mom of an 8 year old girl and a toddler son, a teacher, and a writer. People tell me I tend to be brutally honest and ...tell it like it is, so I had hoped to use this outlet to keep me sane while I got used to my new life as a stay-at-home Mom back when I was home with my daughter....it worked. And it's been therapeutic through the end of a marriage and the emergence of me...View all of Joy's posts.