Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Disclosure: This Giveaway is sponsored by Sol Republic
Welcome to the Music Made Me Do It Giveaway #MMMDI
Music is more than just words with a beat; music is emotion and provides us with inspiration. A good song can help us be happier, run faster, think clearer and love better. From the outrageous and irreverent to sexy and courageous, MMMDI showcases and celebrates the stories we all have of music inspiring us to do anything and everything.
Music is a huge part of my life, it inspires me in so many aspects of my life. Whether it be writing, exercising, or relaxing, music gets me where I need to be. Music is my muse, and you’ll find me throughout the day with headphones in or my laptop cranking out some jams. Music is actually what inspired me to become a writer in the first place.
I started out writing poems based off lyrics of songs, and moved my way up. Choosing a playlist, sitting down, and just letting the music inspire my creative vision. I mostly listen to rock music when I’m writing. My favorite bands are Stone Temple Pilots, Metallica, Disturbed, and Shinedown. Rock music moves my soul, and I can’t live without it. Sure I listen to other genres; especially when I’m doing something else. But Rock is my writing muse. It speaks to me in a way that nothing else does.
The guitars, bass, and amazing vocals draw me in. I can’t focus in silence. Rock songs inspire me because they are more real, down-to-earth, and speak to my heart. Music is extremely important to my day-to-day life. I probably wouldn’t know what to do without myself without the amazingness of music. Writing is my passion and music is what brings forth all those words I want to spew. I listen to EVERYTHING; I love music as a whole.
Whatever feeling I’m feeling at that moment, whatever needs to be said-- I can find the motivation for what I want to write in a song. Music inspires memories and is actually proven to help the learning process. Whatever memory or emotion I’m trying to conjure or conquer can be found within those favorite songs saved to my beloved “Jam” playlist. The music “turns” on my ability to write, even when I’m not writing something personal. I can write a round-up, craft tutorial, or even pitch letters quicker.
If you sit and think about it, music is everywhere we go; Home, car, job, and even stores now. It makes us want to get up and move or sit back and close our eyes, depending on what we’re listening to. Music and imagination is what started this blog, without them I’d be someone else completely.
Music also inspires me to be free. I love to turn on some R&B, Rap, or old blues music and just lose myself. It makes working out 1000x better. Keeps my mind on something other than the million things I have to do, just brings out energy and motivation to get moving!
What has music inspired you to do that you otherwise wouldn’t have?
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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.