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Music Moves Me: I’m Forever Your Girl

Tomorrow is a special day for me. It’s my birthday! I am going to be the big 3-0, which was scary for me when I was little. I thought my life would end at around 30. No joke. My grandmother had MS, which started when she was 40, and she was confined to a bed when I was little. She also died of complications due to MS in 2003. I love my grandma a lot, even though she began to forget about me, but I thought I would end up like her because of genetics. I had cataracts, I have the roots of my teeth shrinking gradually: what more could happen to me.

Also, a lot of people have told me the general things like “You have less energy” or “You wouldn’t be as robust as you were in your 20”. That can be true but I plan to be healthier and more robust when I am 40 than when I am 20. The secret to this is goals, determination, and just a lot of good choices (exercise, a good diet, and etc).

My Future

There is still a lot of things I want to accomplish in my 30s. However, I am going to live daily by this Japanese proverb: “Tomorrow’s winds will blow tomorrow” (明日は明日の風が吹く) or “Everyday is a new day”. But, I want to live life on my own accords and not according to others. And, I want to live life to the fullest. I recently told my friend that I wanted to be more robust and healthier when I become 40 than when I became 20. It sounds outrageous but I can do it. That isn’t the only goal I have as I have a lot more outrageous dreams/goals that I want to achieve during my 30s.

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

Christopher Reeves

I’m Forever Your Girl

Since I am going to turn 30, I want to share the Number One song on the charts when I was born in 1989. It was Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl”. To be honest, it isn’t my favorite off her debut album, which is “Cold Hearted”, and not one of my favorites of her discography, which would be “Blowin’ Kisses in the Wind”. But, what my mom in reference to this song makes it something cherished.

My mom and I are music trivia geeks. She would know a lot of an oldie and it’s backstory. One day many years ago, “Forever My Girl” came on the radio and turned to my mom who was driving the car and told her that the song was the number one song on the charts when I was born. And, her response was very sweet: “You are forever going to be my girl”.

You should have a dream and absolutely go for it. Don’t let anybody say you can’t do it.

Christopher Reeves

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  1. Erin

    I love the Japanese proverb you shared. Im also in my 30s and there are so many things I want to do – but I sometimes have to remind myself in this season of life I am raising little humans and there is plenty of time to come!

  2. Alana

    The Japanese proverb reminds me of the Doris Day song my mom and mother in law (both deceased now) loved: Que Sera Sera, whatever will be will be. Leaving tomorrow’s wind to tomorrow is a good philosophy – I worry too much about the future. I never really listened to Paula Abdul’s music but I remember well her years of being a judge on the American version of American Idol.

  3. Amber Myers

    I love music too! And I hope you have a wonderful birthday. I’ve always liked Paula Abdul too.

  4. Krysten

    I LOVE Paula Abdul! She was one of my favorite artists to listen to when I was a kid… her and Amy Grant!

  5. Tara Pittman

    I love the power that music has. It helps me to run faster.

  6. In our home, life centers around music – my husband and I sing together, As for age, you’re just getting started! Personally, my plan to fight aging is to learn to play a new instrument to performance level every five years. I’m over 50, and still learning every day. Music keeps you young are heart, and that’s where it counts.

  7. Chad

    “Tomorrow’s winds will blow tomorrow” i’ve never heard of it but i love it!!! And the music is awesome. Have a wonderful birthday, i am sure you’re gonna accomplish all your goals.

  8. Michele Truhlik

    Aw, what a sweet memory that you have tied to this song…. and it’s one that you will cherish forever in your heart being that your Mom said that to you. I love it! Thanks for sharing that. That was really nice.

    It’s a good song. I don’t remember it but I like it.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you’re celebrating all week long! 30 is a BIG DEAL!And Girl, ENJOY and RELISH these years. They’ll become really important when you get older and spend time reminiscing and looking back on your life. Do what it takes to make sure when you are reach that stage, you will smile wide and laugh hard when you think of your 30s…

    Celebrate and Have a Blast!

    Michele at Angels Bark

  9. Anagha

    Being 30 is kinda mixed up feeling wherein we have to act like grown up and we miss out previous time. Happy Birthday 🙂 I have noticed music keeps you going on 🙂

  10. Lyosha

    I loved this one, never heard it before. There is so much I want to do!

  11. Candace

    Life has a way of making us feel like we’re always running out of time. I guess in a sense that’s true, but I’ve made it my mission to enjoy every moment and stop worrying about the future. I love your positive attitude and outlook on life. You can do anything you set your mind to!

  12. Tomorrow’s winds will blow tomorrow. That’s my motto. I didn’t know it was a Japanese proverb, though… I’m gonna be 60 in two years, so nothing to be afraid! In this decade you’ll probably have kids (I had mine in my 40s)… Life is just starting my dear and you’re rock it!

  13. Alexandra Cook

    Music has its way with many of us. Glad you have a song that brings you real feelings!

  14. Stacy Uncorked

    Happy (belated) Birthday! I love the song, your personal story behind it, and the Japanese proverb. Thanks so much for the dance! 🙂

  15. Ruth I

    Paula Abdul is such a great artist. Pretty and super talented at the same time. Age is just a number.

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