Our house is about 3 blocks from my old high school
The weather is changing. The break in the heat came this week – that exact feeling the first week of school brings.
And then all of a sudden a friend’s mom started posting all kinds of high school theatre photos on facebook. And considering said friend and I played leads opposite each other in 4 consecutive shows ….yea. A lot of me at 15 and 16 years old.
I’m being assaulted by high school memories at every turn….
It’s not that I MISS high school, but I truly did enjoy that period of my life. I had amazing friends that cared about me. I was doing what I loved in theater (and choir and speech). And I had none of the burdens and responsibilities that come with adulthood.
And because I remember enjoying high school … And because I know that’s not a super common reaction …. I worry that I’m losing the memories.
Between living near the school and the photos and all – I have genuinely toyed with the idea of re-scrapbooking my high school years.
Or, rather, rejournaling them.
I imagine scanning all my negatives. I imagine really sitting down and giving myself the time to WRITE all the memories I have. The big stories (like the general rehearsal schedule every semester) aren’t recorded anywhere. So, lots of photos + journaling the big stories and memories I still have all out together in a Blurb book (or 4)
It’s a big project. And it is completely ridiculous since I already have all those photos in scrapbooks already.
But I don’t have all the stories.
And it’s the completed stories that I want.