Well i'm not sure about where you are reading this from but from here in Bournemouth the last week has been pretty amazing on the weather front and we've had the pleasure of actually feeling the heat from the sun which is something i've been waiting to happen for a while now. I can almost taste the summer! Bournemouth is definitely a summer city and with all the amazing walks that you can do through out Dorset (which don't get me wrong, we do and enjoy in the winter too) your days can just get lost out in the sun.
Something i like to get lost in regardless of the weather though is my music. I know i've spoken about it before but i actually find it difficult to put into words the importance of music and how much it means to me in my every day life. Im not exactly musically talented (i play a small amount of guitar) but i love to feel the beats, hear the cords and get lost in words.
I have a large taste in music from folk, rock and roll, metal, dance, electronic... really the list goes on, i find it hard not to appreciate a type of music and the feeling behind it. Having a wide range of taste in music means i just associate a type of music for my mood and to be honest its not like i am saying i listen to dance to be hyper and happy and then folk or acoustic when I'm sad, its a complete mix but i can only describe it as this invisible pull in my brain which just tells me what i need to listen to in order to change a mood or submerse myself more into a mental place I am in. Its like my mind is in sync with the music, its a medicine for the brain, and it knows what it wants.
For those of you who have read my story you will know i spent the most of my life as an addict and then I've spent the last 6 years in recovery. Part of my life as an addict I was heavily into the dance scene and while I'm not trying to stereotype a music genre, it's a fact that the drug scene was also heavily emerged within it and naturally enjoying dance music while high was one of my pleasures and something i spent a lot of time doing. During recovery, without drugs, i still found the music an escape. You have to deal with some dark demons while taking the steps through recovery and i remember nights in my room where, when i was finding things too much, i would just turn the lights off, lie on the bed and put my headphones on, I would choose to completely forget about the world around me by switching off my senses of sight and sound around me and just find a euphoria moment and an escape through the music. It really helped me beyond words to get through some of my toughest moments.
Now music is constantly played through our house and my headphones and while i still like to have those moments where i lie on the bed and pick a song to just be alone with i also use it for simpler thing like getting through the cleaning of the bathroom! Music (along with an everlasting battery) would be one of those 'take to a desert' island type items for me, i can't imagine a world where i didn't have music.