More and more, I want to live simply. That means, I want to remove the clutter in our home. Going back to Australia not only meant that I had time to visit family, but an opportunity for me to clean my room and get rid of as many things and give it to charity. My problem is that I love going through old memories from childhood, especially the ones from school! I take so long to through each one as it’s fun to reminisce about the good old times.
Sometimes I think we hold onto things because we have too much of an attachment to the memory of them, but not the actual thing itself. I have no purpose to keep my school uniform anymore, although these items were very personal to me. So I decided to take photos of them for its memory to allow me to part with it. Since I took some photos, I wanted to share them with you as it says a lot about me and where I came from.
This blazer is my favourite piece out of them all. I was actually voted “School Captain” in my last year of high school. I guess this is called School President in North America. Only the school captains wore these blazers and as a geek at heart, I wore this proudly!
At Lyndale, our school uniform was navy and maroon. But in year twelve (last year of high school), the students get to wear a black jumper with our names printed on the back.
Since our black jumper didn’t offer any personality, it was tradition to write our well wishes and goodbyes to our fellow classmates on our white shirts! This makes our uniform so unique in character and I love how my girl friends decorated my shirt with lots of pink love hearts!
In Grade 6 (last year of primary school), we also were able to wear a button down jumper in the school colours. We were able to write our sign our own names and they printed it on the back. Can you spot my name? I don’t think my writing has changed much since then!
This one is one of the funniest because of the name – ASS! That’s right, I was part of the Actuarial Students Society at Melbourne University and I was voted my fellow students to represent them as Careers & Employment Officer which was fun! I obviously didn’t end up going down the path of being an actuary like my friends, but this brings back lots of memories we had together in the library studying.
Overall, I was pretty hard working and well-trusted by my fellow classmates in both school and university days. I’m pretty proud of my achievements which led me to this point! Although I could never have imagined being a photographer at that time, I’m so happy it worked out this way and wouldn’t want it any other way!
What were you like in school? Are you proud of your achievements? Did you ever imagine your life would turn out the way it is now?