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The 1980 version of me  at my first “real” job – so young at 18

I was listening the Pandora today, the Glee Cast  channel, and We Are Young by fun, came on. It’s one of those songs that I instantly fell in love with the first time I heard it, but I never really listened to it hard enough to understand the lyrics.

We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter
than the sun

Sure, it’s about getting high, partying, and cheating…all things I don’t do, but what speaks to me is the part about being young. Being young is not just an age. It’s a way of life. For me it means exploring, learning, having fun and doing it over if you get it wrong the first time.

Fun.: We Are Young ft. Janelle Monáe [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Plus, I’ll never be as young again as I am today. Tomorrow I’ll be older if I’m lucky enough to get the opportunity to live another day.

Am I wiser at 51 than I was at 18? Heck ya! Would I have agreed with that statement at 18? Nope. I thought being young was being cooler than those dowdy old people. I was wrong. Being young can happen at any age. You have to want it and live it and that doesn’t mean wearing inappropriate clothing. It means being open to experiences and changes. It’s about lighting a fire, burning brighter, and I need to remember that. Some days it’s easy to look back at all that’s gone…I just have to remember that looking forward means new opportunities.

While I was looking for the We Are Young video I came upon fun.’s Carry On and I’m loving it.

Fun.: Carry On Video

What’s your anthem? I have many and they change all the time. What about you?

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