Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A note from my 10-year-old self

While cleaning the basement the other day, I went through my old camp trunk which was filled with memorabilia from elementary school through college. I came across an autobiography I wrote in 1986. It was amazing how much parts of it resonate today.

"My Historical Perspective:
I can remember lots of historical events that have happened during my life, but one thing I remember is when President Reagan was shot in 1981. Anything and everything in the papers was about the attempted assassination.

The year of 1986 has probably been the most historical in my life. To begin the year, the space shuttle challenger exploded and killed six astronauts and Crista McAullife (the first teacher in space). This was caused by a faulty seal ring on one of the booster rockets.

In March, Corazon Aquino won the Philipines presidential election. Her opponent was Ferdinand Marcos.

In April, a woman bombed a TWA plane to Italy. The bombing killed 1 man, 2 women, and 1 baby. People think Qaddafi had something to do with it. There has been a lot more bombings this year, for instance when Reagan bombed Qaddafi's headquarters and killed Qaddafi's 2 month old adopted daughter. So far nothing else has happened."
(Amazing how so much has changed, yet so much has not)

"Remember Me: 
I would like to be remembered as a person who cared and loved animals. I would really like to be remembered as the world's greatest equestrian. I would also like to be remembered as a person who helped other people. The last way in the world I would ever want to be remembered as a terrorist." maybe I'm not the world's greatest equestrian, but I did spend a year on the Equestrian Team at the University of Maryland, and I would say that working as an NP counts as helping people. My kids might call me a terrorist at bedtime, but otherwise I think I am safe.

:) Thanks for sharing my blast from the past.


  1. GREAT note!! I love it!!

  2. I would love to take a look at my 10 year old perspective! So fun!

  3. Super cute! I bet my parents have some old stories like this lying around from my childhood.

    PS Thanks again for the email, I will be writing you back with a longer note soon.