15 Things I Learned About Myself While Scanning

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.

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