Today’s post is to share my favorite childhood memory. It turns out I have many favorite memories and couldn’t pick only one! I have a lot of memories that stick out, both from childhood and from my teenage years. While I was going through all of the photos on my laptop (it took quite a while), I couldn’t pick just one single thing. There are so many things that helped shape who I am today so I’m just going to write briefly about the most significant ones here. Enjoy :)
When I was little, we lived in Birmingham, Alabama for a couple of years. I remember how our house was on a circular street that had a park with a playground in the middle of it. I remember playing in that park with our neighborhood friends and running around the neighborhood like wild children.
Every year, my mom would make me and my brother dress is coordinating (or sometimes matching) outfits to take Christmas cards. She would always have these grand ideas in mind about taking these fabulous photos and my brother and I hated them. I mean how can you expect two siblings to sit still and pretend to like each other for hours on end while wearing matching clothes?! Because these planned picture taking events are so unsuccessful and unpleasant (we did them up until about the end of my high school career), we now just make sure to get pictures together at nice occasions to avoid any unpleasantness…
When we were younger we used to go skiing in Aspen with our friends from Alabama. The parents would do their own thing while they stuck all the kids (maybe 12 of us?) with three ski instructors who would take care of us all day. They would take us down all the fun tree trails and teach us how to do the tricks. Basically, really cool babysitters that let us do just about anything we wanted. So awesome. I miss skiing! We always talk about going back but never do!
Lacrosse basically made up my life from 5th grade until 12th grade. It is such a great sport. It takes a lot out of you physically and sometimes emotionally but it is incredibly worth it. I loved wearing these goggles and intimidating other teams. I also was proud to be captain and I think my favorite memory was winning our district championship my senior year. Such a great way to end my lacrosse career. I’m also still incredibly surprised that I didn’t get seriously injured while playing. Only minor injuries. And if you know me and how I played, you’ll know it was weird too.
High school graduation was a big deal for me. It was my first step into semi-adulthood. I had to say goodbye to a lot of great friends. I got to celebrate all my hard work and accomplishments. I had to leave a school I had grown to like a lot, part with many favorite teachers, retire from my favorite sport, and go to a lot of parties! It’s a blur looking back, but a happy blur nonetheless.
Fast forward to February 2014. Davidson doesn’t get much snow and I hadn’t seen a lot of it fora very long time. And February brought a lot more snow than normal. I got to build a snowman and enjoy a beautiful campus. Plus, I’ll never forget having to walk on an un-plowed hill up to class at 9:15. So there’s that! I also got to drive in snow for the first time which was a very scary experience!
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