While sifting through my box of paintings and drawings this morning, I found a treasure wrapped up in a manilla envelope. It was a survey I filled out as part of a young women activity, written to my future self. I even wrote a note to myself on the front of the envelope:
Inside you will find keys to my future I think…however I neglected my duties so you will find 3/4 of my survey done and only 2 pictures about my wedding! sorry.
(Please note: There are some spelling errors, incomplete sentences, and wrong tenses used…I will share ALL of these exactly as I wrote them 2 days after turning 14 years old. The above picture was taken in January 1999, posted for reference sake.)
Name: Julie Bradley
Date: November 29, 1999
Ward: 2nd Ward
The girls in Young Women: Krissy, Danielle, Vicky, Tayna, Patti, Kayla, Julia D., Heidi, Andi, Ana, Brittney, and Me
My Young Women Leaders: Sister Burnett, Sis Hudak, Sis Duncan
My best friend(s) is: Heidi and Patty
I like them because: They are sweet, they don’t make fun of me and funny
My favorite color is: Blue and Purple and Pink, but mostly Blue
Because: it looks good like when I wear it and its pretty
Favorite toy I played with as a child: it was a Blue unicorn with a yellow silky horn; I used to rub the silky horn on my lip
Favorite Song: Crazy By Brittney Spears
Person I most admire: my dad, George Bradley
Because: he is very spiritual, smart, and talented
My talents are: I play the flute, basketball, and I know how to shop
I have a testimony of: the church, the Book of Mormon, the prophets, the Bible
I want to gain a testimony of: Young Women values
I would like to have: 5 children. 2 boys and 3 girls
Their names will be: Boys; George Austin, Craig Scott, *Brock (maybe) Girls; Ashton Lee, Camaran Alyce, Jo Marie
The qualities I will look for in a husband are: care, Loving, Loves kids and are good with them, cute
The qualities I want to have as a mother are: patience, kindness, good chef, work when kids are older.
The qualities I most admire in my parents are: they are very creative, playful, helpful, and loving
The talents I would like to develop are: Better at basketball, cooking, patient
I would like to have a career as a: chef
I will teach my children to always: share, be nice to eachother, and to always have fun.
Describe your dream house: every room is always in perfect. Everyone is happy, big hous, jecousy, inground pool, trampoline.
Traditions I would like to continue in my own family that my family does now: Christmas, Find Easter Baskets, Movie Night, Family Home Evening
New Traditions I would like to create: Family Campouts,
(Also included in the envelope was a picture of a young Justin Timberlake as “the guy,” and a magazine clipping of a huge wedding gown for $549. Hahaha)