Thursday, May 17, 2012

20 of 30: 3 Significant Memories

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Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.

1. As I have blogged before, one of the first memories that I can clearly recall is of a tree. The crabapple tree in the yard of my first childhood home was my first great mountain to conquer. When I finally did surmount that obstacle, it became the place where my imagination grew and bloomed. Playing games and feeling invincible were part of being up in the highest reaches of that tree.

2. I remember the day my mother approached my sister and me about homeschooling. It was about half-way through fifth grade and she asked the two of us if we would like to be homeschooled. She didn't TELL us what we were going to do, but ASKED us if we would like to. I remember that I nearly screamed, "YES!"
I loved homeschooling. I loved the individual attention and the freedom of going on field trips whenever we wanted to. It was a great experience for me and I know I learned a lot more than I would have in a traditional school setting.

3. I remember telling stories. I don't remember when I started doing this. It was just part of who I was. I think it was in Fourth Grade that I was voted best story teller. I find it funny, now, that I never wanted to be a writer when I grew up. It was always something else: Veterinarian, Movie Star, Singer, Dancer, Zoo Keeper, etc.
Funny how things just line up and present themselves. I had a "duh" moment in my early twenties.
Now, if I can just finish a writing project... ;)

Next Time: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?


Rebecca said...

nice blog... i'm too old to remember any childhood events... :)

Anonymous said...

I remember when mom asked us, too. I was ecstatic!


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