Cody - Hello everyone. To start things off, I am the type of person who expresses my emotions through music. My childhood was not the greatest. My mother and father were heavy alcoholics, but I knew that I always had at least two things/people to help me get through the day. I have two sisters whose names are Brittany and Stephanie. To sum things up pretty quick, my parents got divorced back in 2010 and now my father is no longer in my life for multiple reasons.
Once my parents got divorced, my sisters and I stopped being so close. It felt like music was the only thing I had to help me cope with my feelings and just get me through another day. My mother has been sober for a little over 5 years now so that does make things easier. But music also helped me get through some though times, and so did playing my drums all the time when I had them.
I am 18 years old now so this may sound weird, but I tend to stay in my room as much as I possibly can. I like hanging out with friends and meeting new people but do not do it as much as I should. For a long time now my days have consisted of sitting up in my bedroom listening to music and reading books.
Dealing with emotions is hard. I know I have people all around me that want to help me but I feel like no one gets me. But when I am listening to music I feel like I am in a completely different place, where everyone understands each other. If it wasn't for music, I honestly do not know where I would be today or if I would be the same as I am.
I know this story may not make a lot sense to people because I only have enough time for bits and pieces, but thanks to everyone who does read this! One last thing, remember to be who you are, yourself. Do not let anyone tell you who you have to be. Stand up for who you are and don't let them kick you down and make you change your self. Thank you.