And I always have. Before I was speaking full sentences I was singing along with Paula Abdul in the back of my parents car. Which was released before I was a year old.
As I got older, I decided to play music. I started with the keyboard my grandparents gave me, and in fourth grade I joined the band and played the flute. I was pretty exceptional at the flute, and I always played with the older kids in band because it just came naturally to me. I quit after middle school because I was not going to be in marching band. So, I could have probably been a really kick ass flute player, buuut that’s what happens when you let 14 year olds decide their fate.
Music is still a really big part of my life though, even if don’t play it anymore. When I was 16, I went to my first concert. I saw Ted Leo + the Pharmacists.
Since then I’ve been to oodles of concerts, and I love ’em. And it’s not just concerts. I listen to music more than anyone I know. In the morning while I get ready for work, all day at work, on my way home from work, while I do dishes or cook… I need it. And it turns out that music is good for you. So there’s that.
If you need me, I’ll be listening to music. (Or alternatively, binge watching something on Netflix).