Music and writing have always helped me get through the tough things in life. There is nothing quite like cranking up the tunes and spilling my soul into a journal. At times I’m not sure what I’m going to write about until I hear a word or lyric in a song that inspires a thought and my world opens up. This is my favourite thing about music – it doesn’t matter what the song is actually about, it’s about what and how that song makes you feel, how you interpret it in your own life.
Never was this more true than after I lost my daughter. At 39 weeks gestation my second daughter was born sleeping.
I was devastated.
I was lost.
It was impossible to sort out my feelings until one day I heard a lyric that I couldn’t shake. It was all I could think about. After weeks of this lyric floating around my head, and listening to the song over and over again, I knew I needed to sit down and write.
I was finally able to sort out some of the things I had been feeling and it was so cathartic I was inspired to keep going.
Somewhere along the way I was inspired to share some of my writing with others. In part so those supporting me have a better understanding of my life after loss, and also to hopefully help someone else who may be hurting. We are not alone.
Life after loss is hard.
This is my journey of life after loss with a little help from music.
All songs I reference will be cited at the end of a post. I encourage you to check out the songs that inspire me in some way, and to share with me the songs that inspire you!