Memories live in our minds and come back to us at random times. Sometimes we do our best to remember how we thought or felt around a specific moment, but it’s hard to capture it exactly…like we’re looking at it through a fog.
But sometimes, we discover something that takes us back and gives us a detailed glimpse into the mind of our past.
Last week, my mother brought over my autobiography from middle school. I must have been 13 years old. It was FASCINATING to say the least, and a tad embarrassing. But what amazed me the most is how much still rings true.
What I Want to Be
When I grow up, I want to be a psychiatrist. One reason is because I’m very good at helping people with their problems. Someone could come up to me and says so and so is mad at me because of this and that and I would sit down and talk to that person about what they should do. I think people should show their feelings rather than keep than inside.
I pretty much wanted to be a psychologist until I got a D in my Intro to Psychology class. Apparently I was pretty awful at taking the multiple choice tests. So I changed my mind. To this day, I wish I had kept with it and gone through to get my Masters in Counseling. Maybe I’ll go back to school yet.
My Favorite Movie
My favorite movie is the Little Mermaid. It is a wonderful movie for all ages! So far I have seen it eleven times and can still stand to see it again. The characters are fabulous and show all the emotions you expect them to show.
For the record, my favorite movie of all time is probably Shawshank Redemption. But I have seen Little Mermaid at least 100 times, maybe more now that my daughter watches it.
Admire the Most
The person I admire the most is my mom. She has a great job, good looks and is an all-around great mom. We do a lot of things together and she is always there when I need her. I do admit we get into fights, but I know she’ll always “be there”….I know I love her and if she was your mom, I think you’d love her too!
This one is still true but for many, many more reasons. I am incredibly grateful.
Best Way to Spend a Saturday
The best way to spend a Saturday is to go to the mall. You should leave around eleven and grab a bite to eat at the pavillion. Then browse through the stores you can’t afford anything in, buy a couple pairs of earrings and a couple books. Don’t forget the pack of gum. Oh wait, don’t forget to look for cute boys! You should finish this all around three in the afternoon. Then when you get home, you show your mom all your purchases.
Wow. Cute boys. Oh so important. But seriously, even at the age of 36, I love a good trip to the mall.
My hobbies are reading, singing and acting. For the acting field, I have taken drama in school for two year and have performed n two different versions of Pandora’s Box. Plus I was a dog in the Missing Parts of Speech, a play about English. In the singing field, I’m going to try out for a A Christmas Carol in a few weeks. Otherwise I sing anywhere and everywhere. Since I love to read, you will mostly see me with a book n my hands. I enjoy romances and horror stories that are filled with suspense. I can’t stand science-fiction.
Good to know that at 13 I was into romance and horror. Oh well, it didn’t scar me in anyway and it definitely fostered my love of reading.
What I Would Change About Myself
My personality is pretty good except for the fact that I can be a little bossy, and I get impatient easily. I wish I didn’t have such a bad temper, but unfortunately, I do. In the looks department, I would keep my eyes but get rid of those bags! My nose is fine as far I’m concerned.
Fascinating. Up until I had children, most of my friends would say I was the most patient person they knew. And I definitely don’t have a bad temper now; it takes a lot to get me angry. But dang, those bags have apparently always been there!
I find it so interesting that much of who I am today is the same as my 13 year old self. I’ve grown up, matured (don’t laugh!) and all that, but deep down, I’m who I’ve always been.
Deep thoughts by Erin Lane.
#tbt My mom found my 6th or 7th grade autobiography. Utterly fascinating. My favorite thing to do on a Saturday? Go to the mall.