Mariah Carey’s self-titled album (her debut album actually) was the first CD I owned. I can still remember sitting on our back deck one summer, at dusk. Our brand new black boombox that had a–wait for it–CD player, was set near the steps. I peeled the cellophane wrapper of the CD and in a rare moment of secular-music-listening-pleasure, I heard Mariah’s stunning voice, clearer than any radio broadcast.
I still love me some Mimi (even though she ditched her curly hair) and when this song popped up on my Pandora feed today I just had to share with you. It is one of my faves from that era. A time in my life when I felt small, but had big dreams.
So keep going y’all! I know I am. I am making this happen. And for the first time in my life, I feel like I am living to my potential. I hope you are too!
“If you believe in yourself enough
And know what you want
You’re gonna make it happen
Make it happen”