Journal Jar 3: Activities

Journal Jar prompt number 3 asks:

What activities do you enjoy doing today that you also enjoyed as a child? Describe them.

I loved swimming as a child and got my mile swimming badge at the age of 7.  At the time, I was the youngest person to ever get the mile badge at my school.  My sister broke the record a couple of years later by swimming her mile at the same time of year, also age 7 but because her birthday is 6 weeks after mine she was 6 weeks younger when she completed it.  I still enjoy swimming.

It isn’t really an activity but as it is National Stationery Week, I have always loved stationery – especially notebooks, there is nothing better than getting a nice new notebook and promising yourself that you are going to keep your writing neat in it all the way through.  I use notebooks for all sorts including writing lists, keeping track of what I’ve done for my 101 in 1001 challenge, keeping track of my weight and measurements so I can see how far I’ve come and how long I’ve maintained.

I also enjoy paperwork.  I started filing and sorting out paperwork as a child when I would go to work with my Mum.  Back then I really enjoyed the copier.  It was really messy but fun.  After a quick search on the internet, I think it was a mimeograph.

I still enjoy paperwork.  So much so that I went back to administration after returning to education and getting my degree 7 years ago.  I discovered that I like it more than Sport Therapy and Sport and Exercise Science.


One thought on “Journal Jar 3: Activities

  1. Ice_Badger

    we had one of those mimeograph thingies…they were way more fun than they should have been!

    I am very impressed with you swimming a mile when you were 7! I didn’t learn to swim until I was 7! and I didn’t learn to do breaststroke without sinking until I was 25! Swimming is not something I am good at…I should practice more!

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