Today I am linking up with Liz from Sundays with Sophie for her Simply Me series. And this one is a way-back playback.
If you didn't have chance to link up, feel free to leave your answers in the comments below. I really want to know if we have any of these in common!
Q: What was the first car you drove? Are you still driving it now?
A: My mom's minivan. I learned how to drive on it and felt like a boss. I used to drive my friends around all the time in it because I was one of the first in our group to get a driver's license. Definitely not driving it anymore lol. Now I am researching the perfect family car. Suggestions are very welcome!
Q: The first dance you went to was?
A: My kindergarten had a mandatory costume dance. My mom made me a beautiful flower costume out of tulle that I totally loved. I wonder if there were any pictures taken of it. But my first dance that mattered was in grade 7. It was held during class time and the boys stood on one side of the room, girls stood on the other, and there were teachers everywhere. Once in a while, a boy would snail his way over to ask a girl for a slow dance. This I Promise You by Nsync was the hit song. Hearing it brings me back to feeling insecure about my height. None of the boys hit their growth spurts yet and didn't want to dance with the tallest girl in the class. It also makes me think of the smell of too much cologne and butterfly hair clips. The butterfly hair clips only came out for the most special of occasions.
A: My first serious job was cashier at a grocery store. I was 16. At first I definitely felt like I had way more responsibility than I should be allowed to have. But I love that I started working at a young age because it taught me so much. It felt so amazing to earn my own money and to start my journey to financial independence. I might even still have my first ever pay-stub!
Q: Tell us about the first phone you had?
A: My first cell phone was a Motorola phone that looked something like this. 2002. My mom bought it for me but I remember having to keep it a secret from my dad because he thought cell phones gave people brain cancer. A couple years later I was dying to get a silver flip phone like Cher Horowitz and got this beauty. This one had a colour screen and a camera! Wow -- searching the links for these phones brings me waaaaay back.
Q: What was the first book you read? (an actual chapter book)
A: I think it was The Little Prince. I am pretty sure I understood none of it. Either that or one of the books from the Sweet Valley High series. I loved SVH! Anyone else? I texted my mom just now to ask if she remembered my first real book and she answered "I have no idea. You read a book a day. You were a reading machine and I couldn't keep up."
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