Monday, September 27, 2010

Snapshots of Life

Amber says "Start blogging more, darn it!"

I started writing a post tonight on mindless TV, which I love. But my mind switched gears and so, it becomes a bit more mindful.

A lot of people tell me that they remember kindergarten. They remember their kindergarten teacher. This is good, because I'd hate to think that I work 24/7 for something no one even remembers :) But have you ever stopped to think about what you remember, and why you remember that instead of all the other things you could remember...

I remember the sweet block ROOM in my preschool. Not kidding, a room dedicated to blocks.

I remember the day I moved right before Kindergarten. I got to hang out with my best friend all day. We went to a really sweet playground and made a book. At the end of the day my parents picked me up and I had a giant ice cream sundae with m&ms on it.

I remember trading items during choice time in 2nd grade. I remember doing a research paper on Colonial Homes in 4th grade. I remember auditioning for the 5th grade play. I remember decorating lockers in middle school. I remember being cut from the soccer team. I remember scoring a goal in hockey. I remember Senior Skip Day at the beach. I remember my first night of college. I remember playing Catch Phrase in Aruba. I remember getting on the plane to Australia, and getting off back in Boston. I remember watching the sunrise on my last day at BC. I remember getting stung by a bee my first day teaching. I remember putting on my wedding dress.

What will you remember about what you are doing now? What do you want to remember?


  1. Very cool post! It's funny the little things in life that really stick out. It's funny that you bring up "right now" -- because I'm totally in a phase of life that I will look back on.

    I'm done with nursing school, have my RN -- and am running around like crazy trying to find a hospital/nursing home/clinic/ANYTHING that will hire a new grad. It's been a definitely trying period, and things are finally starting to look up. But, wow -- I will definitely look back on this some day!!

  2. Great question! I know that I will remember the happiness with my husband, friends, and family, not the day to day annoyances and aggravations.
    My Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. G was amazing. She moved half way through the year, and my friend and I cried every single day for the rest of the school year!

  3. I feel like this point in my life is so memorable between my first apartment and first real job. The past couple of years have been full of memories with all the travel and life changes. It's a good time.

  4. When I was in Kindergarten, my dad forgot to pick me up on an early release day once. I remember hanging out with my teacher for the afternoon. She bought me a soda from the vending machine. Funny what you remember.

    What I think I'll remember about this phase in my life is being newly married and enjoying our first tiny place together. :-) It's a time filled with lots of love.

  5. this time of my life is so crazy: graduating college, moving out of my hometown, first job! i hope that i remember the feeling of being on the cusp of really starting and living my life!

  6. I'm not sure how much I'll remember at this point of my life, except for my mom's accident & healing process. Nothing that remarkable is happening, haha. Just regular life. :)

  7. Oooooh good post. I'm glad my tough love prompted this ;-)

    I remember Kindergarten and my teacher. Her name, the way she looked and how awesome she was! She was an older lady and my class was the last one she taught before she retired.

    I remember this feeling of AWE in Europe - almost every place we went. This "Omg, I cannot believe we're in PARIS, ITALY, GREECE etc." feeling. I remember that feeling SO well! I hope I never forget it :-)

  8. I TOTALLY remember my kindergarten teacher! Mr. Lominska was awesome. He lived on a farm and would bring in baby animals all the time and he played the guitar.

  9. I remember my kindergarten teacher Mrs. Atwood! She was awesome and planted tulips with us.

  10. Such a nice post. Better than mindless TV :) Although....that's fun too. In fact, I saw a commercial for Little People, Big World (their last season?!) and thought of you last night, hehe.

    I will remember being completely stressed about having a mortgage and no job, then I will remember how excited I was when I found out I had scored the job with GE Market District! I will also remember all of our "firsts" in this new house. Soon, it iwll be our "first Christmas tree decorating in our new home!" and even sooner it will be our "first pumpkin carving in our new home, and first trick-or-treaters!!!". I can't wait.

  11. I also remember Kindergarten - esp my teacher. She had this award she would give away each day and I still remember receiving it (and we still have it in my little keepsake book for grade school stuff). I remember hating taking a nap in the afternoon (do they still take naps in kindergarten?).

    These days, I will remember the ups and downs of the past year. It has been a year of extreme highs and extreme lows... but what I'll take away is that I got through it. And a bit of news... I will remember my first date with the guy I'm dating (not blogging about this yet, too superstitious) and I will remember meeting his family for the first time. :)

  12. Good point. I have some pretty specific memories but then I wonder if I only think I remember them so vivdly because I have heard about them so much and seen photos?

  13. This one made me go back to kindergarten memories and teaching memories. I remember coming home on the bus after my first day of K, getting dropped off at the wrong house about a 1/2 mile away, walking through pricker bushes on the side of the road to avoid cars and standing out on the front porch as my mom tried to get all of the burrs out of my uniform and knee socks.

    I will never forget the day my favorite student got into college last year. For once, no other students were in the room and he came in confused to ask me if it was a bill (seeing the list of all the scholarship $$). I burst into tears right there and he finally figured out that he was actually going to college - first in our school's ELL prog and first in his family. I don't know if I'll have another teaching memory that can top that.