In my early twenties there was a period of time called The Suck, a year and a half to two-year period where my life basically turned inside out, mostly because of my own fault. It was, until December ’09, one of the worst periods of my life and while it was difficult, and sometimes I’m surprised I made it through, I knew I needed to just keep going and things, eventually, would get better.
Three things helped me through that time (other than friends):
1. My motto and philosophy, just keep walking, the idea that if you continue on your life will get better if not, at least, just even out;
2. The ocean and the sound of the waves beating against the cliffs in Santa Cruz;
3. The song “Under Pressure” as song by Freddie Mercury and David Bowie. It pretty much existed on all of the playlists I made to get me through it.
If this doesn’t chill you right to your soul then you never had one to begin with.
Thank you, Mr. Bowie, for everything.