Music.

Life’s not all sunshine and rainbows, but it’s also not all fire and brimstone either. The trick for dealing with life’s ebbs and flows is finding that one thing that speaks to you. That one thing that soothes your soul like no other. For me, music is key. When I feel overwhelmed by the neurotypical world, I delve into my music. I allow myself to get lost in the words, the beat. Music speaks to me like nothing else. It’s like salve for my bruised and battered psyche.

The beautiful thing about music is there are so many styles. There’s music for every single mood. Happy songs. Sad songs. Depressed songs. Angry songs. Love songs. No matter what a person is feeling, there’s going to be a song for it. But then, music is my thing. Honestly, I could go on and on about all the advantages of listening to music, but I’ll spare you.

When I was younger, reading encyclopedias was my one thing. I would pull one after the other off the shelf and hungrily, eagerly digest each one. As I got older, I realized just how magical music was and I was instantly hooked. When you’ve found your “one thing”, you’ll know. Trust me. Your heart will sing a different song, and your world will seem righted again. And that is a very good thing.

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