In 1997, my English teacher assigned my class to create a book called MY LIFE. It had a Table of Contents that made it all official with page numbers and everything.
Table of Contents
Title Page … 1
Table of Contents … 2
Personal Phase … 3-4
Do You Remember … 5
Family Phase … 6-7
School Phase … 8-9
Life Map … 10
Allison’s Birthday … 11
I’ve really enjoyed reading through my little book, and especially my life map.
For the life map, we were to write out and illustrate a map of our lives with the road beginning at birth and ending some time in the future. Here are the stops along my road as I envisioned them in Junior High.
November 30, 1984 I was born in Flagstaff, AZ
When I was 3 years old, my dad got cancer so my sister and I went to stay in NC with my grandparents.
When I was 5, I started school.
I stuck a key in an electrical outlet.
When I was 7, I moved to Tucson.
I met my best friend in second grade (Allison McCurdy).
In fourth grade I started playing softball.
I had my first BIG crush on a boy (4th grade). *That’s right. I did capitalize and underline the word big. I also drew three little red hearts and one BIG one next to that stop along the road.
In fourth grade Allison moved to Mexico 😦
In fifth grade, I started band.
Sixth grade was my favorite teacher. (Mrs. Spurr).
I moved up to ASA softball last year.
I went to honor band and All-state (6th grade)
My softball team (Tucson Pure Lightning) got 2nd in state.
My softball team went to regionals (we didn’t do so well).
I moved up to Seventh grade!!
I will (*yes – I’m predicting my future now… boy was I off) be valedictorian at CDO High School. (they have a better Softball team than Mt. View)
I will get a full softball scholarship to U of A.
I will play Pro Softball for 6 years.
After retiring from Pro Softball I will be a journelist for the N.Y. Times.
In the year 2012, I will be asked to come to the Olympics.
Things that strike me as I read back over this: The irony of misspelling journalist, my love of parentheses has not diminished (although Mr. Morrill would have a conniption if he knew), I capitalized softball illustrating the unhealthy value I placed on it, it reads a bit like a resume – why didn’t I think birthdays or family moments were worthy of the map, I’d better get on that Olympics thing… I’ve still got over a year. If only softball was still an Olympic sport. *sigh*