Living with migraine remains difficult for me, so I’m always looking for inspiration, things that help me keep my chin and spirits up. One form of inspiration that I hadn’t considered before today is a fight song.
This morning, I was watching the Today Show, and one of their guests was Rachel Platten, who was there to perform her hit song. And what was that hit song? It was her song entitled simply, “Fight Song.” Here are some of the lyrics that caught my attention:
- “Wrecking balls inside my brain.”
- “This is my fight song, take back my life song.”
- “I might have only one match, but I can make an explosion.”
- “I don’t really care if nobody else believes, cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me.”
These lyrics resonated with me so very powerfully that I went to YouTube, found the song, and listened to it several more times. Here’s the YouTube video so you can watch and listen for yourself:
Now, the song is stuck in my head, but I don’t care. I’m adopting this as my fight song for living with migraine disease. As the song says, “I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me.”
Teri Robert is a leading patient educator and advocate and the author of Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches. A co-founder of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy and the American Headache and Migraine Association, she received the National Headache Foundation’s Patient Partners Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the American Headache Society. Teri can be found on her website, and blog, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.