We all have times when things are crap, you're struggling, especially in the last few years of COVID. And we all have things that we turn to to help us in these times. For me most of them involve music: listening to songs that resonate with whatever I'm going through at the time - I think one that has always been a go to is getting into my car for a long drive at night, with the windows down and the music blasting, singing along at the top of my lungs - there is something really cathartic for me in that. But the thing that helps me the most is just talking to someone about whatever I am feeling. I don't necessarily need someone to give me advice, although it's welcome. I can say "I'm struggling, I'm overwhelmed" and know that someone cares and has heard me. The feeling of knowing I'm not alone in what I'm going through - it's okay to say you're having a hard time, sometimes that is enough to help me make it through :)
Music has always been a huge part of my life, from listening to Donny Osmond in my childhood bedroom to convincing my parents to let me see rock bands like KISS and Rush as a young teen in Texas. My husband Nigel plays the drums for the band Saxon, so I spend a lot of my free time traveling to gigs and hanging backstage. I spent more
than two decades working in the home and beauty industries, so I love to make sure our house is cozy, relaxed, and smelling good—I’m a self-proclaimed candle expert!
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From punk rock shows in small Los Angeles clubs to three-day metal festivals in German villages to the reunion tours of ‘90s pop superstars, I’ve saved the ticket stubs for nearly every concert I’ve ever attended. Looking through the box is a great way to bring back memories of my favorite songs and how I felt when I first heard them. Musical memories are more than catchy choruses or awesome guitar solos, though—they’re the smell of the ocean as your favorite tunes piped through the radio on vacation, the taste of cold beer as your rock-and-roll icons take the stage.