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3 days ago, my mom found 7 binders' worth of the notes from back when I was in therapy! It's really interesting to look through it and see how far I've come. Some observations I've found so far that surprise me:

- I apparently used to get the letters C and S, P and Q, U and M, and G and J mixed up a lot despite still becoming able to read before kindergarten, and also despite my obsession with the letter Q around first grade. Plus, in my grapheme→color synesthesia, most of those letters are completely different colors (C S P Q U M G J), and I never confused Q and G even though their colors are the closest out of any of these, so I must not have had it back then.
- I seemingly used to not like ketchup, as when the therapists were teaching me about choices, they'd ask me whether I wanted a certain food that I liked or a certain food that I hated, and the food I "hated" would sometimes be ketchup.
- I was actually better at pretend play than I remember - in fact, I bet my 3-year-old self just might be better at D&D dialogue than I am today :)

While rereading the notes, I also like to put my iTunes on shuffle, and when a song that isn't from Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, or Super Mario World (i.e., a song I first heard after age 3) comes up, I try to get an idea of how my 3-year-old self would feel if he time-travelled to when I first heard it by pretending that I'm 3 years old but born in 2008 instead of 1993 and that my "future" self will first hear the song 15 years after I actually first heard it. (example: with the exception of "Sand in My Shoes", I first heard each song from Dido's Life for Rent in 2007, which in 1996 was 11 years in the future, so I tell myself that I'll hear it for the first time in 2022) :)

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karla_somebody
Aug. 5th, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
It's awesome to go back and see what we've accomplished
matt1993
Aug. 7th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
It sure is. :)

This reminds me of something I wanted to do on LJ to celebrate my 18th birthday; 17 days prior, I was going to replace each of my userpics with an alternate version that only shows what I knew about at age 1 (if anything), then the next day I would reveal things that I'd learned about between my first and second birthdays, then the day after I'd reveal stuff I learned about between my second and third birthdays, and so on until the original userpics are fully restored on my actual 18th birthday.

For instance, in this userpic, Enya would have been silhouetted and her name displayed as "????" until about July 8 (i.e. around "age 12"), "backwards lyrics" would have shown up as "????????? ??????" until July 10 or 11 ("age 14" or "age 15"), etc.

But I didn't get the chance to do it :( Maybe for my 21st birthday or college graduation, though, especially since the therapy notes will help me figure out when I first understood certain concepts! :D
karla_somebody
Aug. 11th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
wow that would've been awesome, sad that you couldn't do it but now you'll have 3 more years to get it done :)
matt1993
Aug. 11th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Yep :) And now that I know that I used to get certain letters and numbers mixed up, instead of using question marks I could change, say, "backwards lyrics" to "d8skw8rbc ivrlsc" or something ;)
karla_somebody
Aug. 11th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
haha yes! and then I will have to ask you what it means, but it'll be so cool
matt1993
Aug. 12th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
:)
pathvain_aelien
Aug. 5th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
Interesting. :)
matt1993
Aug. 7th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
It cmre ic. (It sure is.) :)
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