Here we are… I am thirty years old. A few days after the fact but still celebrating.

I can’t really believe it, where did the last 15 years go? I remember learning how to drive, my dad taking me to the CSULB empty parking lot. When I hit a parking space line he would say, “You just hit a car!” I would laugh.

I think these life milestones can really fuck with one’s head. I NEVER  thought I would still be finishing school, unmarried, no kids and in career I never took any college classes for, but here I am. And for the most part I am having the time of my life. I really feel like I am right where I need to be, I just kind of took the long way. There are no time lines here. People go at their own pace. I have learned so much, and gained so much life experience in the last 30 years, I wouldn’t take any of it back. Although there are some things I may have done differently I believe that the choices we make shape who we are.

Music has always been a pretty big part of my life, when I was younger my parents were my tip sheet. I listened to everything they listened to and I loved it. I was introduced to Simon & Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Kitaro and Enya at a pretty young age. It wasn’t until my early twenties where I really started to dig deep and find my own music. The music that resonates with me deep inside where all my fears, dreams and hopes are dwelling. It brought me confidence and freedom to be my own person and for that I am so thankful.  I am forever a work in progress, but I think that is a huge part of life. As the years go by I want to grow and continue to figure out who I am and what I stand for, all the while listening to some good music.

The below 5 songs are some of my favorite songs throughout the years, songs that remind me of my childhood, that remind me of myself and they all make me happy. I can put them on at any given time and I want to listen to them again and again. Enjoy!

The WindCat Stevens

I Might Be WrongRadiohead

Fade Into YouMazzy Star

WaitAlexi Murdoch

AmericaSimon & Garfunkel


9 Responses to “Top 5 Favorites At 30”

  1. tara on July 20th, 2011 11:00 am


  2. m'fi on July 20th, 2011 11:12 am

    Happy birthday from Belgium, Rachel!

  3. cate on July 20th, 2011 2:28 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hear your 30’s are great years. I’ll be there soon myself. Hopefully this blog will be around for a long time :)

  4. Natalia on July 21st, 2011 8:29 am

    Great Blog. Happy Birthday Rachel! My 30th is tomorrow and your blog entry..made me feel so much better.. Thank you <3

  5. Rachel on July 21st, 2011 1:21 pm

    Thank you!

    Happy Birthday Natalia! Hope it is a great one! :-)

  6. Tricia on July 21st, 2011 8:44 pm

    Happy Birthday! Love the songs you love.

  7. Richard on July 23rd, 2011 7:04 am

    I hope the celebrations were immense!

    Many many congrats on hitting 30 and on a rather marvellous taste in music that you’ve cultivated in that time.

  8. Rachel on July 26th, 2011 8:08 am

    Thank you! :-)

  9. Guillaume on July 27th, 2011 2:34 am

    Happy birthday from Belgium too ! (Sorry for the delay)

    Thank you very much for this blog when I find sublime songs. Really thank you :)

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