Sunday, September 5, 2010

18 goin’ on 27 ;)

When I had first heard Bryan Adam’s rocking number - 18 Til I Die – more than a decade ago, I had little imagined that this song would become my anthem so many years later!

Crossing my silver jubilee last year had left me depressed enough to do a blog post citing 26 reasons why turning 26 sucks! You can read it here.

This year I feel slightly better - the impact of the shock that any number after 21 gives has not been so much. I think I have 3 more years to go before a full fledged paranoia envelopes my existence :D.

But then, on a more optimistic note, growing older doesn’t really meaning “growing up”! And I am sure the latter process is boring and painful.

So, while I try dealing with my quarter-life crisis, leaving you with this ageless song that has always been a great mood-lifter!!!

I wanna be young - the rest of my life
Never say no - try anything twice
Til' the angels come - and ask me to fly
Gonna be 18 'til I die - 18 'til I die
Don't wanna grow up - I don't see why
I couldn't care less if time flies by
Ya, it sure feels good to be alive
Someday I'll be 18 goin' on 55! - 18 'til I die...

(The embedded video below does not work - It will route you to the You Tube page that has this song)

P.S. Many people ask me why I am so comfortable broadcasting my age when most women would rather pass off as someone younger. My answer to them is one, stop generalizing us women :p and two, I might be scared of the clock ticking away but I am proud of all the years that have brought me so much joy and learning!


  1. :)....

    I seriously feel this way and don mind revealing my age...I guess i will mind it when i turn 30:P

  2. he he he...way to the way...happy bday...may god bless u..

  3. "Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be" said Browning! This is my birthday wish for you. The age factor depends on moods. One day we are happy and another day, we feel NO NO. But every age has its own beauty and grace. It is lived only once.

    In few days' time, I shall turn 31!! Phew!

    Joy always,

  4. @Anamika...yep me too scared of that number ;)

    @Niraj: Thank u!

    @Susan: I love that line by Browning - it is so romantic! Thanks for your wishes and didn't someone say Age is an issue of mind of matter - If you don't mind, it doesn't matter ;)

    best wishes for your b'day too!!!

  5. Happy Birthday! 18 till I die, that i one song that i can relate to. Good to hear that you refuse to grow up... Cause am 26 yet i still have long hairs, i wear torn jeans and converse shoes. it feels good to be that ways. I too get questions from almost everyone 'When are your growing up',,,

    Have fun..

  6. @A.K. Way to go!!!

    @Sameera: Thank u!

  7. 'quarter-life crisis'..!!1
    with so much more life & fun ahead.. its not even a pit-stop yet.. zoom ahead..

    best wishes.. onwards n upwards..

  8. Now that's encouraging! Thank u!

  9. Belated happy bday Ma'am..

    Shield that spark in you, from the winds of time..

    The day you start "feeling" old, is the day you become old...

    God bless.. =)


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