Music absolutely saved my life. Songwriting became a way for me to cope with all the tough things that life started to throw at me when I was younger. Music helped me to refocus all this negative energy into something positive and creative. Music became my therapist in a way. Through my journey in life and at the University of Florida, I relied on music to get me through some very abusive and tough times, and I know that if I wasn’t able to write about it, I wouldn’t be here today.