Reaching for the Moon
REACHING FOR THE MOON:
Behind the Song "Runaway with Me"
By Tiffany Frampton
Remember when you were young and you could dream of anything and really believe in it? Well I am 26 years old and still believe in that same dream. Ever since I was young, I dreamt of being some sort of entertainer. When I was in love with Aaron Carter, I dreamt of being a singer (and of course, him falling in love with me). When I was really into Disney Channel movies, I dreamt of being the star actress. And when I hit junior high and fell in love with all that Shaun White could do, I was going to be a professional skateboarder/snowboarder.
Without really realizing it, growing up I loved to write poems, which eventually turned into lyrics, which eventually turned into songs once I picked up a guitar. It finally hit me, this is my dream, this is what I will be! But it didn’t come easy. I taught myself guitar and hated how long it was taking me to learn. I eventually gave up and prayed to God, “if this isn’t what you have for me, please take this dream away, amen.” I hated the hurt that came with my dream, I was growing in baby steps but instead I just wanted to be on the moon! But God never took my desire or dream away.
It’s been 10 years since I remember praying that prayer and on June 22, 2018 I released my first single, Run Away With Me, thanks to the Online Recording Studio. This song is about taking chances and pursuing life. If you’re an average post-grad like me, you probably have student loans, and if you went to a private university, you’re really like me (let’s celebrate together in 30 years). Debt, bills and life in general are really tough – it’s hard to find the life, in life! I wrote this, imagining my husband and I running away from our debt, running away from our jobs and finally getting to enjoy life together without any stress.
I’m definitely not where I imagined myself, when I was young. But I’m grateful for the doors God has opened for me and allowing my dreams to continue, whether in baby steps or full leaps onto the moon. I believe the trials that I endure build me up to be a better artist. I know pain, I know love, I know struggle. I also know that God is love and His plans are always greater than what we can dream. So, if you have a dream – take a chance and see what God will do, because whether in 10 days or 10 years, you may finally see it all start to unfold.
With lots of love...