I have been holding on to this post for some time, waiting to release it when the time was right. In 2012, blogger Sarah and the Goon Squad wrote a great piece entitled Things I Learned About Myself While Scanning Old Photos.
She featured 8 things that she learned and I loved the idea. I’m amazed that she kept her list to less than 10 things. In reviewing my list, I could have come up with hundreds of things. I’m sure that would be super boring, so I decided to cut the list off at 15.
1. I used to smile as big as my second daughter.
2. I have always preferred my hair long
3. This perm destroyed my hair
4. I wore a lot of dresses for a girl who hated dresses. Perhaps I didn’t like ugly dresses.
5. I didn’t know much about fashion.
Hmm… teddy bear sweater in Texas?
6. But sometimes I had winners (okay, for the time…)
7. I enjoyed pageants when I was just having fun
8. I like having my pictures taken but doing it full time would not be fun.
9. I had more fun at activities with friends than with boyfriends.
High School dance with my best friend Joe Buffa. Best dance ever!
10. I really do miss being in color guard.
11. High School became more fun when I cared less about grades and more about people.
The point is… I would never have enjoyed these friendships if I didn’t learn the time I spent studying needed to be balanced the time I spent with people. These girls made high school rock!
12. I am so glad I went to Texas A&M
13. I love being married to this hunk!
Andrew and Devon Lee
14. Motherhood has been the most difficult blessing of my life.
The day I became a mother for the first time.
15. I’m so blessed to have these folks call me mom. This is the best career move I have ever made.
My fabulous kids!
Hopefully, this post will inspire you to think about your story, your personal history. Record your story in equal proportion to your ancestors.