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‘All I can do is Keep Breathing’…… and listening to my music

I sat in the Station, held my head in my hands and willed the time to pass so I could get home and just cry. I had bumped into someone who knew us as a couple. She didn’t know we weren’t a ‘we’ anymore. I told her about how amicably things ended and how we were still friends…. Well, until recently when things had become a little more ‘complicated’; I delicately explained. I tried to keep a strong poker face as I told her the second part, as thoughts filled my head of how much had changed since I saw her last. How somebody who was, (and still is) so important to me was now another ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ (not quite that distant and disconnected, but not much closer). But knowing me (and my massive give-away eyes), it all showed. I could see the car crash expression on her face.

I still thought I was fine until I walked away and thoughts were all I was left with. And suddenly my whole body felt wrong and as if I’d been punched in the stomach. I had to concentrate on just breathing. It was at this point I thought of my biggest crutch through this whole upheaval- my music, and particularly Ingrid Michaelson: ‘All I can do is Keep Breathing’.

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Go, Inspire!

“This is how it works: You’re young until you’re not, you love until you don’t, you try until you can’t, you laugh until you cry, you cry until you laugh and everyone must breath until their dying breath. No this is how it works: You peer inside yourself, you take the things you like; then you try to love the things you took…. and then you take that love you made and stick it into some…. someone else’s heart pumping someone else’s blood.” Wise words I would love to take credit for but unfortunately I cannot…. Correction. I don’t wish I could take credit for them.
This is because in my own humble opinion there is nothing quite like feeling connected to someone you have never even met through their words, their music, their photography, their art, their film; their creation in short. When I feel truly inspired a multitide of thoughts and feelings build inside of me that I will most probably never be able to put into words. But in this article I would like to try.

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