Turn a spark into a firework

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“Everyone has a spark in them, but it’s up to you to turn that spark into a firework.” – Katy Perry

I recently heard Katy Perry say that quote in reference to her song “Fireworks.” She said it was the reason she decided to write that particular song; she wanted everyone to know that they could be truly influential in the lives of others and their own and be as brilliant as a firework.

It was a simple statement and a simple idea really, but it really stuck with me.  I do try to be someone I be proud of and someone that cares about the lives of others, but I do lose it from time to time. Going through life, dealing with ins and outs of daily life, it’s easy to forget what drives you.  But as soon as I heard that quote, it lit a fire under me.

With my 29th year of life starting today, and most of my 20s behind me, I want to turn my spark into a firework.  I’m so excited about reaching 30; I’ve been excited since I turned 25. Milestone birthdays always seem to bring wonderful things into my life. Instead of having my first drink at 21, I got engaged; during my 25th birthday I streamlined the amount of people I put energy into and found out that I have the best handful of friends I could ever want; and by my 30th birthday, I’ll have a child in first grade, another toddler running around and my long military career will be finally finished. I feel like I need to be ready for this.

So, Katy has become my inspiration. It’s up to me to make a difference and make sure those differences are worthwhile. It’s up to me to be a great daughter, wife, mom, friend and creator of blessings.  I can’t wait to see how big of a firework will be created.

About Amiyrah

My name is Amiyrah and I'm an an African American fashion & lifestyle blogger based in Ohio.

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  1. 3.18.11
    Jenny said:

    Happy Birthday 🙂

  2. 3.18.11
    JennysMom said:

    *Sung in the key of Beatles* “Today is your birthday! Happy Birthday to you!”

    Fireworks? Knowing you the way I do, your spark of inspiration will rival the 4th of July. Now go check your mailbox…

  3. 3.18.11

    Happy Bday!

  4. 3.18.11

    Happy birthday!