31 Day Blog Challenge: Earliest Childhood Memory

Today’s post is taking me back a bit; I hear people talk about real early memories of their childhoods but I can’t say that I have those. I know they exist and to be quiet frank most are not very pleasant. So the first that I specifically recall is when I was five years old; I was in kindergarten. I was sitting at one of those tables like in a cafeteria and on the other side of the table was this girl, Cindy, she had her back to the window the sunlight was shining through across the table. I was extremely shy when I was little so it odd for me to go up to someone I didn’t know. We sat across from each other for a few minutes looking at each other; she had a look on her face and even that young I thought something was bothering her (I was already a therapist in the making) because my first words were “what’s wrong with you?” At 5 years old I’m asking someone what’s wrong them! Ha! And with that began a 38 year friendship. I still find it hard to believe I’ve know someone for 38 years..how time goes by..However, December 31, 2011 was the last time Cindy and I spoke to each other. Things change, people change, and as they say people come into our lives for a season. I can’t say I know what really happened between us besides we started growing in different directions…I know after 38 years…but what ya gonna do…the circle of life…

This is Cindy and me with our friend Brain at my birthday party in 2009. I’ve changed so much since then.. 🙂



Author: Tammi Lewis

I was born and raised in WV. I live in Charleston, WV. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Charleston and from Marshall University Graduate College with my Master’s Degree. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have been in the field of mental health and substance abuse for about 26 years. I started running about two years ago by beginning a running program to help me prepare for my first 5k. I had wanted to run a 5k for years but never got around to doing it. Two years ago there was an event that happened which sent me on an emotional rollercoaster; starting this program was a way to get off that rollercoaster. Once I finished that first 5k I got the running bug and haven't stopped running since.

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