I have long been a music addict. Putting on some music is absolutely the best therapy there is… and the cheapest. Heartbreak? Turn up the music. Anxiety? Press play. Anger? Turn it up louder.
Music is also a motivator and a way to celebrate. I do my best cleaning and my best partying when there is nonstop loud music. There is rarely silence in our home, because we never turn off the music unless we are watching TV.
Above all else, for me music is a memory keeper. I tie so many of my memories to songs. A person, a moment… I can feel the emotions just by listening to a certain song.
Sam Hunt’s “Bottle It Up” really embodies what it feels like for me to bottle all my memories into music, then let them out at any given moment. In the song, he wishes he just bottle up the memories and take a sip wherever he goes. I just want to yell at him, YOU CAN! Just press play, dude.
So any time I hear that song, I daydream about all the memories that I have made over the years. Thank you Sam for bottling it up for me.