Only Seventeen

Cover of "A Walk to Remember"

Cover of A Walk to Remember

This reminded me of a favorite song I enjoyed singing before. It was Mandy Moore’s song titled 17. I got hooked listening to her songs when her movie A Walk to Remember was shown in movie theaters several years ago.

Can’t believe it’s been a long time already! I was still in my teens then. I even told myself that when I turn 17, Mandy Moore’s song would be my banner song for that year. However, it’s inevitable for me that I would sing a different song after a few months of singing it countless times.

Anyway, it was because of that song that 17 became my favorite number. I still like that number up until today. I just feel that this song has somehow helped me to know myself better and know what I really wanted to do with my life.

As I read through the lyrics of the song 17, my favorite lines can be found in the second half of the Chorus which I am also sharing here:

Think I made my mind up
I got time to grow up
Face responsibility
Livin’ in the moment
Keepin’ my heart open
While I’m only 17

My Only Hope

What gives me hope? The song, Only Hope, came up to my mind instantly. I was first in love with it when I heard and watched Mandy Moore sing it in her movie, A Walk to Remember. I am hoping I could sing this lovely song someday. Who knows?

Going back to the question, what gives me hope is my belief that I can also be successful in my chosen career path. I have been down once, twice, thrice, and even countless times that I cannot let myself be drowned with self-pity again. It’s time that I move forward courageously especially in writing more posts here in WordPress. Frankly, I love seeing progress in my blogging and I enjoy seeing more improvements from me in the coming months ahead.

I would like to end this post with this beautifully made video clip of Only Hope which was sung originally by Switchfoot.