The monsters are in your own head.
I'm a songwriter who's put my childhood memories and teenage angst into songs.
I was curious and hungry at a young age, and jazz was such a mystery to me, an ocean where you can express yourself in the moment. It represented freedom, it represented wearing wings and going somewhere with music.
Walking is magic. Can't recommend it highly enough. I read that Plato and Aristotle did much of their brilliant thinking together while ambulating. The movement, the meditation, the health of the blood pumping, and the rhythm of footsteps... this is a primal way to connect with one's deeper self.
The flower has opened, has been in the sun and is unafraid. I'm taking more chances; I'm bold and proud.
I think it's important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.
Just watching my cats can make me happy.