The mascot that I chose for my recovery is a music note. Ever since I was little, music has been in my soul. It has always been a huge part of my life... of me. Music is one of my biggest passions (I even had dreams of becoming a songwriter one day... I still have that dream). The reason why I chose this as my mascot for recovery is because music has always been a constant in my life. It has always been the thing that I turned to when I needed courage, hope, or even when I needed something to cry along with. Whether it's through writing my own songs, or listening to and/or singing along to songs that touch me - music has been a big part of not only my recovery, but my life.
Music is such a powerful tool. Any emotion you are feeling can be felt in a song. I have a playlist of recovery songs that I listen to often, and it always gives me the courage to keep fighting. I have songs that I listen to when I just need to feel sad, angry, or cry for a little bit. I have songs that I listen to when I need comfort or peace. I have songs that I listen to when I am happy... and I sing along. I know that music is one of the things in my life that has saved me. It's a part of me. A big part of me and I am grateful for that. My passion for songwriting is also something that has saved me. It has been a way for me to express my emotions in a healthy way. I love writing songs. I love creating music and I love the power that is in music. Music heals me. It always has. It always will.