How This Game Of Tag Works:
~Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
~Share seven facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird, whatever you are brave enough to share.
~Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
~Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Thank you Sheralie for the opportunity to shamelessly talk about myself.
A little while my mom sent be a box full of things from my high school years. Lately I've been regretting what a total twit I was back then, and wondering how anyone could have liked me. I felt like I lacked character back then and that I didn't have a charitable heart. Most of all I felt sorry. But, "the box" showed me that I wasn't all bad in those difficult teenage years, and so now, I will share with you some thoughts about the younger Silly Witch.
1. I was obsessed with sports. My self worth was partially dependent on how well I was doing in sports. I played basketball, volleyball, and ran track. In Junior High I slept with a basketball. I would lay on my bed practicing my shooting form. I put sports above everything, accept school. I missed church activities, I ditched a piano festival (my teacher was NOT happy about this), I had zero social life--all to participate in sports or watch sports.
2. My freshman year, I ran myself ragged and caught mono. I had to relax. I had to quit track. I quit piano lessons. And I took a break from seminary. I would come home from school and just sleep. All I did was sleep. And it still seemed to take forever to recover.
3. Even though I was not devoted to Mutual, my YW leaders loved me and always made me feel special. I'm sure they were disappointed in my lack of interest in the Young Women awards, but they often wrote me very nice notes telling me about the qualities I possessed. "The box" contained a few of these notes.
4. One leader told me she admired my no frills personality. I have to laugh at that--because it's true, completely true, even still.
5. I was a very cranky teenager. I wasn't nice to my Mom, and for that I'm very very sorry. Now, I LOVE my Mom. She's one of my best friends.
6. In general, I didn't get along with other teenagers very well. I didn't have the desire or maturity to date seriously, I didn't understand why anyone would want to party, drink, do drugs or even just "hang out." I liked spending time with my family. I think this was one result of my "no frills" personality.
7. The box showed me that I was a good kid, not exceptional, but good. The teenage years can be fun, but really, they were hard for me, so, I'm happy I survived a time where stupid decisions can ruin your whole life without making any really bad choices.
I'm tagging: Julianne, Jessica, Jaime, Amberly, Erin, Kim, and Soccermom Stephanie.