Yesterday, I was ridin’ around my city with my hood on and my windows down listening ironically to Drake’s song, “Unforgettable” where he happens to sing the very same thing. It immediately brought me back to when I used to listen to this song on repeat. I had just started working full time for the Miami Heat when Drake came out with his CD, Thank Me Later and I probably didn’t stop listening to it for the entire summer.
I particularly resonated with “Unforgettable” the most because of the chorus that says:
And when you get to talkin’ bout the greatest
I just really hope that you’d think of me
I’m doin’ my thing
‘Cause I’m trynna be unforgettable
Hearing this song again, brought me right back to those moments when I was crusin’ down US-1 to get to the American Airlines Arena to work for the Miami Heat. I always find it so cool when a song can bring you right back to a specific memory or time in your life which is why I felt this post was perfect for #FlashbackFriday.
Just graduating from the University of Miami and working for the Miami Heat, I felt on top of the world. What is cooler than living and working in Miami for a professional sports team? Honestly, nothing at the age of 21, it was amazing. It had it’s ups and downs, but it was a great experience. Being fresh out of college and already landing a great job, I was starting to think about how I can make my impact on the world, how I can be the greatest and become unforgettable.
I felt those lyrics so strongly within me, because I truly wanted to be the greatest and I wanted to be unforgettable. Listening to this song again, I was again reminded of those feelings. I still want to be the greatest and to be unforgettable. But not in the egotistical way you might think. I want to be unforgettable by people because I am kind and helpful to them. That may be different for every person I meet, but I want people to remember that I made them feel good, I helped them with something that they were struggling with, and helped them move forward on their path. My end goal in life is to help people, so if even a small handful of people feel that I helped them and I became unforgettable in their eyes, I will be content.