Let me take a moment to give a shout out to music. Without it, I don’t know what I would do or how I would get through days where I feel as if I am at my worst.
Even a week ago, I had an awful experience at work that caused me to feel a bit of anxiety mostly because of how I get treated by a micromanaging co-worker of mine. She nitpicks everything I do and always has to point out the wrongs in my work and it doesn’t help that I don’t have friends or anyone to really connect with. So, it is just me and the wanna-be boss.
Last week, I realized I wanted to change my career path so I can focus on writing. However, it takes time to move on from the place I am currently stuck in.
Despite this feeling of dread and anxiety, I have one ally that has not let me down once. That ally is music.
Sure. I don’t listen to pop music so much, but what I do listen to is Symphonic Metal.
I listen to bands like Epica, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Kamelot, and Tarja. There are more but these ones are my all time favorites. For those who may know Nightwish and Tarja, yes, I counted them separately for a reason.
Anyway, these bands inspire me since a lot of their songs carry emotional journeys within them that make my mind wonder in awe. When I listen to these bands, I always get ideas for writing.
Considering my recent epiphany, I have a feeling their music will continue to light my way.