On My Childhood
If I were to be in elementary school again, I wouldn’t change much. I enjoyed my childhood, and I had a lot of fun. These moments in my life are what made me who I am today and I wouldn’t change them for the world. Even though I say this, there are still a few things I wish I would have done differently.
I wish I would have taken school more seriously and especially paid attention during English class. Verbs, nouns, and grammar stuff never really goes away. It actually gets harder.
Also, I would tell my younger self, Randi, just because you are good at math and numbers, that isn’t all your personality should revolve around. I would also change the way I treated some people in class. Those kids who needed me to explain math to them constantly aren’t less than me, and I shouldn’t have judged them for it. Honestly, they were the same people that helped me in English!
As a child, I also loved music and was constantly singing and dancing, but I definitely didn’t know the words to any of the songs. Mumbling and singing are two separate things. I wish I would have figured that out earlier in my life.
It would be nice to go back and to realize how lucky I was to just be able to do what I wanted. I miss being able to ride bikes around town. I also miss hanging out in the library playing multiplayer games on the old computers, and going to the creek about a mile out of town. As a kid, I was always wishing I was older to be able to do this and that, but growing up really sucks.
They say you don’t realize the good times until they are gone. That is true. As for the person I am now, I just hope that when I am older looking at this age in my life I won’t have many regrets.
Let Go of Your Control
This photo is from one of the many times I have helped install windows with my dad. It goes along with the quote because in order to make the finished job presentable you need to take those extra steps that lead to a quality installation. Thinking it only takes five minutes makes each step of the way so much more simple and less overwhelming!
Finding Clarity in Life
Thanks to My Dog
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
When you go home, what is the first thing you do? Maybe you visit the porcelain throne or make a call to a family member. As for me, the best part of going home is seeing my dog light up because she missed me so much. I always get the same reaction, even if I am gone for only 20 minutes. She is something within my life that brightens me up.
Like most pets, my dog is very loyal, but she tends to be quite moody. Like how many dogs sigh when you stop petting them, or sit on your homework when they haven’t had enough attention? My dramatic beast always keeps me on my toes.
She is my best friend and without her support I would go bonkers. Whenever I need someone to vent to, she is who I go to first. Of course she cannot reply, but being able to speak with my dog always gives clarity to my problems. When I think about something I cannot live without, it is my dog that comes to my mind immediately!