i started young.

| Monday, January 25, 2010
Today's Tune: Mariella

This weekend, I spent some time with my mother. She's planning a move soon, and she wanted me to go through a few old boxes of my childhood keepsakes and decide what I wanted to keep. As I was pawing through my old swim team ribbons, Principle's Awards, and awkward photos, I found a little bound book.

I had one of those "AH HA!" moments where something you've completely forgotten about comes rushing back to you. I remembered that cover! I opened it, and sure enough, there was a story I'd written in about the fourth grade (age 9) when my teacher had a unit for writing and binding our own books.

So I read through the story, chuckling to myself (I had illustrated this book, as well), and then I got to the end, where I had written an "author bio." It gave my age, my likes and dislikes, and at the very end, it said, "This is Stephanie's fourth book."

Oh, I just died laughing. How cheeky was I? I dug back through the box again to find my four previous "books" and read them all.

Clearly, this was destiny.


{ KarenG } at: January 25, 2010 at 11:40 AM said...

Omigosh that is so cute!

{ Whirlochre } at: January 25, 2010 at 11:54 PM said...

I have quite a selection of such memorabilia — plus clear memeories of other stuff I threw away. For the life of me I don't know why I threw that stuff away.

{ maybe genius } at: January 26, 2010 at 7:53 AM said...

Karen - Haha, thanks :D

Whirl - I'm sure there's plenty that I tossed out of embarrassment at the time, as well... sad!

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