Escape Into The Music

How many times have we turned to music to distract ourselves from our lives?

I know that I have a time or two.  There is a playlist for sad times and happy times, working tunes and mellows songs.  Every genre is covered and it’s awesome that there are so many vices for each and every emotion that can come across our minds and our stereos.

Normally, I refrain from bringing my iPod into the office, but this week I have relied on the melodies to keep me grounded when I can no longer bear the reality that presents itself before me.  It is difficult to ignore the facts, but I have found my refuge.  There have been sad songs and happy songs, songs that I can sing along to and songs that I can dance to.  But most importantly, each of these songs allow me to escape the truth for the duration of the tune.

And I know I’m not the only one who needs this escape.

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If You Got The Chance To Go Back, Would You?

High school.

Hundreds of movies have been made about the in crowd, the nerds, and the mean girls.  John Hughes made millions showcasing Molly Ringwald in such classics as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and my personal favorite, The Breakfast Club.

Don’t you… forget about me.

There was something magical to be found once a person became a freshman.  As a kid, I assumed my experience would be on the same lines of Saved By the Bell and Beverly Hills, 90210.

It was anything but.

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