There were even a few days that I didn't follow the Blogember writing prompts, but I still managed to write a blog, like when I told you about my experience at Bloggy Boot Camp or the one where I talked about my favorite Kroger brand, A Simple Truth.
Today's writing prompt is to write about my favorite year in elementary school and why.
November 17: Favorite year in elementary school and why
|me in elementary school.|
I have such a bad memory. I really don't remember elementary school. Here are my random memories from that time, in no particular order, because frankly, I can't remember. I would hardly say these were my best memories, just the only ones I can recall, probably because they were so traumatic.
A daydream believer
and a homecoming queen
1. I had a mild version of Epilepsy in elementary school called Petty Mal Epilepsy. When I would have seizures it would just be a mild disconnect from the real world, most people didn't even notice. Friends would say my eyes would blink rapidly during a seizure and that was the only physical sign. My grades dropped because I would miss stuff in school and my Dad would scold me for day dreaming before we knew what was really going on. Medication controlled it until I grew out of it before I hit the double digit ages. I haven't taken medication or had a seizure in over 30 years. I still hate the taste of artificial cherries because that was the taste of my medicine.
From the Horse's Mouth
I Invented the Softball Dress
3. I played softball as a young girl on the neighborhood team and I hated every minute of it. I was terribly awkward and inadequate at sports (not much has changed in 30 years). I was so little and my softball jersey was much too large for me. While on the walk to the softball field with my big sister, she commented that my jersey was so long that it looked like I wasn't wearing any shorts underneith. It was at that moment that I started crying because I realized I forgot to put on pants. What can I say? I'm claiming today that I was a diva who invented the softball dress. My softball career ended shortly thereafter. Softball dress? Hell Yeah!
Breaking Goals into Tasks
4. My mom told me that every year on the first day of school in elementary school I would come home in tears with all my new text books. I would open the books for the first time and flip to the last page of the book, then start to cry because the last page of the book looked so hard. I thought I would never be able to learn that, it looked too hard! It was all so overwhelming! It is a lesson that I still need to remember today. Take things day by day, chapter by chapter. Over time, big goals can be accomplished by completing smaller tasks. The last page in the book may seem impossible, like running a marathon or passing my personal training certification test, but it is the accomplishment of the small daily and weekly tasks that will get me there. You can't take a giant step from start to finish, you have to take a million small steps to get there.
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