In reality though it's just another hurdle in a big, long line of hurdles I've been jumping since I left home 6 years ago. Some how, some way, I've managed to clear every single one of those hurdles to get me to this one. So I see absolutely no reason to believe I can't get by this time around.
As I'm sure I've said before on here, music helps me process life. It's the filter I pass things through when nobody's around and it's just me and my thoughts. Part of what keeps me so positive about life all the time is that there's always a song out there that taps directly into my being. It's what lets me know that someone out there, at some point in their life, was dealing with something just like me; and they immortalized it in a song so that the moment is forever frozen in time to remind people that they're not alone in whatever it is that they're experiencing.
My girlfriend pokes fun at me sometimes because so much of the music I listen to is powerful, emotional music filled with love, pain, grief, sorrow, loss, anger, etc. I listen to that because it's how I get past the tough things, and one way I truly feel and appreciate the good things. When I find a really good love song, I don't think it's cheesy or corny. I immediately connect and relate to that feeling that's like no other. I'm so grateful to have a lot of love in my life. It's incredible and music takes me there. It reminds me when no one else is around.
The music of Aloe Blacc has really inspired me lately. I hope you'll give it a listen. Maybe you can relate it to something in your life. The first song is how I felt most of the day today. The second is how I feel once I step back, process the situation, and make a conscious decision to move forward and conquer it.