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I’ve always loved music. It helped me through speech therapy as a child because music is a continuous flow of rhythm, which is how I view speaking.

Music is transformative – it makes me feel all the colors of emotions and supports my emotional and physical health. It is also my companion through boy troubles and the pains of growing up. Music makes me feel less alone because I am reminded that my experiences are shared by so many others. How artists sing about their feelings and life experiences can be put into words much better than I could ever explain. 

Music allows me to get in touch with my feelings because so many times, I stumble across songs that remind me of people and stimulate floods of memories that come crashing in. This can be both a blessing and a curse! I also stumble across songs that I absolutely fall in love with – and listen to them on a loop for days on end.  

Regardless of my feelings, I typically have a knack for songs that evoke emotion. I love listening to songs that have deeper meanings and leave me speechless. However, my friends and I have many shared playlists, with one specifically made to remind us to channel our inner it-girl. These songs are inspiring, uplifting and bring me confidence.

The collective effervescence of a concert is like no other. The feeling you get to share the love of music and the love of a particular artist, in person and with other people, is a moment that should never be taken for granted. Nobody ever wants concerts to end. It’s one of those moments that people want to capture forever. A different type of concert I experienced was the Toronto Symphony, where I witnessed the most angelic live orchestra. It stirred up many emotions in me while producing such a calming feeling. 

Music is so versatile – and so is my music preference. 

Growing up, I discovered that musicals are perfection, old songs from the past decades are iconic, and that country music is such a vibe. 

I’ve learned a couple more things along the way – I cannot listen to music when doing homework, but I love blasting it in the car. On the same note, while I usually don’t listen to music while on a walk, music helps me wind down at the end of my long day. 

Most importantly, music is a gift and is a common language for those who appreciate it. 

To end off on this note, here are wise words from an iconic band:

“Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing. 

Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing. 

Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty? 

What would life be? 

Without a song or a dance, what are we? 

So, I say thank for you for the music, for giving it to me” 


But seriously, without a song, what would the world be?

Sofia is a part time writer at Her Campus for York University. Branching under the sectors of life and culture, Sofia likes to write about her experiences and inspirations, that shape the person she is, and wants to be. She loves to write because it demonstrates her creativity and allows her to connect with other people. Writing is her favourite form of communication because words on paper hold so much meaning, and she hopes to give that to readers. Beyond Her Campus, Sofia works for the City of Vaughan, where she instructs recreational programs for children and youth. She enjoys working with children and youth because learning from them is both a humbling and rewarding experience. Sofia completed her undergraduate studies, majoring in Children, Childhood & Youth Studies, and minoring in Sociology. She is currently in her first year in the Bachelor of Education Program, as a teacher candidate. Aside from writing, Sofia enjoys reading romance novels and watching movies in her free time. Always ready for adventures, she loves discovering new restaurants in Downtown Toronto and enjoys going for walks. But most importantly, spending time with family, friends, and her dog Léo are what brings her the most joy.