I've been on this crazy cleaning frenzy since my mom left. I love cleaning sometimes because you never know what you're going to find. Case in point:
I made the local paper when I was in 8th grade! I was the lead in the local theatre's production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. I never meant to make the lead; I didn't even try out for it. I tried out for some small part and the director gave me the lead. (I guess I was a drama queen even back then.)
(PS - I'm the one in the red Chucks, which I believe were knock-offs.)
I miss performing so much sometimes. I was very active in dance and drama while growing up, and they were both wonderful experiences. I don't really aspire to be a famous dancer or actor, but there really is nothing like being up on stage in front of a ton of people to get that adrenaline pumping. And when the standing ovation happens, wow.
I love this newspaper clipping; it really takes me back to a whole other life that I almost never think about. I love how pieces of a past life get buried and then resurrected at random.