I will never forget.......

September 29, 2009
By , Tulsa, OK
I will never forget the day I decided I want to be an author. I’ll never forget my first major crush. I’ll never forget the first time I told a guy I liked him, and got rejected. I’ll never forget the first signed book I got, or the first teen book I read. I’ll never forget the time in my life when journalism was my dream career. Or the day I realized that journalism is not the path for me, but being a Unitarian Universalist minister, just might be. I’ll never forget my first boyfriend, or my first heartbreak.

For each one of these little moments I’ll always remember, there are a zillion tiny moments in my life that changed me as a person that I’ll never remember. I was thinking about this woman I once talked to, when I was four or five years old. Although I don’t remember her, I remember what she was telling me: Always wear a seatbelt when riding in a car. I also remember that she said her son had died from not wearing a seatbelt. What that lady said should not be a permanent part of who I am, but it is. Why do I remember that but I don’t remember other little moments? Most people do this, forget people they should know, forget the way they met their best friend.

It’s funny the way the mind works; it’s funny how people forget experiences they thought would always stick with them. I wonder what ten years from now I’ll remember about this year, and what I will forget. Hopefully I’ll forget all the embarrassing moments, but with my luck, those will be the memories ingrained in my mind forever.

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a.m.f said...
Jul. 19, 2010 at 1:52 am
This is good. It's like you read my mind.  Everything you said is my life.  I wonder what I'll remember in ten years, too. Haha just like you, it will probably be the embarassing stuff.  That's mainly what I remember from my past so far; the embarassing moments. :)
antoniutc said...
Jun. 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm
wow. os true and easy to relate to. You're an amazing writer. Can you check out my memoir too?
Lolopoodle said...
Oct. 4, 2009 at 8:11 pm
Worded perfectly! And it almost scared me because it is exactly what i think a lot of the time. I had the same experience with a woman who told me something so seemingly insignificant that i wonder why i still tell it to myself today.
Ren-P. replied...
Oct. 4, 2009 at 8:41 pm
Lolopoodle- Isn't that the just the weirdest thing? :)
JorEliMas said...
Oct. 3, 2009 at 12:37 pm
wow i love this so much, you did an amazing job. its so true and i can relate to it so much
L.G. smiles said...
Oct. 2, 2009 at 7:43 pm
Wow! That is so true. I agree with you, I remember playing with my best friend but not meeting her. I wonder way are mind does that to us. Congradulations on writing such a fantastic piece.
TheAnonymousAuthor replied...
Oct. 4, 2009 at 8:36 am
Thank you both for the nice comments! :)
Cesare replied...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 6:24 pm
That is to be human I suppose.
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