Ladies and gentlemen, I give you my role model.  Rachel Platten is one of the people I want to be when I grow up.  But it’s not just because she has some of the hottest songs on the planet right now; I can’t sing to save my life.

It’s her lyrics that speak to me.  Fight Song and Stand By You helped me get through the trying time that was Finals Week 2015.  And her album, Wildfire, only gets better.

For me, her music is a personal reminder that I can survive whatever life throws at me.  Times may get tough, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.  I could say a lot more, but I can’t put my feelings into words.  I guess you could say I’m speechless – pun intended.

Rachel, just saying “thank you” would be an understatement.  Even if I said it until I was blue in the face, it wouldn’t be enough.  You pulled strength out of me I didn’t know I had.