Over at Musings of a Housewife, she does a weekly carnival called "What I Learned This Week" (Make sure you check out what others had to say, too!). As I lay awake in bed last night, I wondered what I had learned. The answer I came up with was kind of a surprise for me. People remember me.
I spend a good amount of time thinking about people I've known in the past and wondering how they are and what they're doing now. Where is Bobby, my love from kindergarten, anyway? And does he remember how sweet he used to be? Is my 5th grade teacher, my all-time favorite teacher, still teaching? And what about those mean girls from jr. high? Did they get their comeuppance? (Oh, they were evil!)
But I never think that people will remember me, let alone sit and think about me. I'm not sure why that is, but I've always thought that once I'm out of sight, I'm out of mind for other people. Facebook has been rocking that notion lately. I signed up recently and people that I never would have guessed would remember me are finding me there. I have to admit that I'm still having a bit of trouble wrapping my head around that one, but it is really nice. I like being remembered.
Now, if I could just do something about all the pictures these old friends have of me... Did my hair really look like that?!
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