1) I won First Prize for piano playing at a recital and got my name engraved on the trophy that got passed around from winner to winner.

2) I got up to my White level in swimming

3) I taught myself to draw with perspective and appropriate shading – that one’s served me well

4) I saved my allowance and did random chores for money until I had enough to buy my first dog – also, I talked my dad (with a lot of help from my mom) into letting me have a dog

5) I painted Looney Tunes characters on my family’s TV room walls, and although slightly warped, they looked decent enough that we didn’t have to paint over them in order to sell the house.

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