As some of you know, music has always, always been my escape, my therapy,my release, but it’s also helped me to believe in myself. This is my record collection. It’s what got me through my dark times as I was growing up.
Cher’s “Believe” and Anastacia’s “Left outside alone” were the two most significant songs that helped me find the strength to leave my second husband, who was a very violent, misogynistic narcissist.
Unfortunately, I can’t remember what songs got me through the breakdown of my first marriage in the early 90s. I was too traumatised and shocked that he left me for another woman and my first priority was taking care of our two small children.
But the point is, music has always played a pivotal role in my life. I grew up with domestic violence and abuse. I would play my records, listening to the likes of Donny Osmond, The Jackson’s and later on, everything from The Sweet, KISS, Donna Summer and Abba. Now, of course, I love hardstyle music as well.
After my first marriage ended, I began to believe that I wasn’t loveable, I wasn’t attractive enough, that there must be something wrong with me.
But now, after being single for almost 15 years and working really hard to recover and heal, I am definitely not the insecure woman I once was. I’m a powerhouse!
In the words of David Guetta and sung by Sia “you shoot me down, but I get up... I am titanium”. #recovery #myrecordcollection #musicismytherapy #cantlivewithoutmymusic #warrior #survivor #powerhouse #donnyosmond #thejacksons #childofthe60s #childofthe70s #discoqueen #davidguetta #sia #anastacia #cher #donnasummer #abba #hardstyle #hardstylefamily #mystory #myjourney #growth - 5 hours ago