November 2021


Looking back… Today in my history!

Now that I no longer have anything left in storage Stateside (although my Mom might beg to differ), all of my precious belongings are with me in Berlin – the most precious of which are memories.

Like, for example, my calendars – from 1994 through 2002, I kept paper calendars with all my exams, appointments, and… at times… ticket stubs. After finding the calendars, I was swept away – and I actually now wish I had a “calendar” where I stored all my memories. Sure the Google Calendar is great, but there’s something to be said for the tangible memories.

My Calendars!

Four of my calendars. Each holding precious memories.

My notes for today, in 2004, suggest that I was on my way to the RMCMA – Rocky Mountain Collegiate Media Association – conference – which was held in Denver. I do believe that was the conference where I was elected to the association’s board.

A year later, I was on my way to Washington D.C., one of three students awarded a scholarship to attend the Center for Study of the Presidency Symposium. Or maybe I was already there. I’m not sure – my calendar suggests I left two different days – so I don’t actually know. I don’t even have airline and flight information recorded! My how my habits have changed in that regard.

The most interesting “anniversary” like thing I found for March 24 came in 2000 – a short note written at the top of the column: “Glasses Day!” – I’d had my first eye exam at 2:30 on March 21, 2000.

What a random thing to discover – I have been wearing glasses for 14 years.


1 comment to Looking back… Today in my history!

  • mateo

    I always imagined you as a toddler with glasses! Lol! I am right there with you when it comes to tangible memories.