Thursday, July 10, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Sorry for the fuzzy picture this week.  The original is just as bad, so if you can't tell, that's me in the white skirt laying across the front.

The question is, can anyone tell where this picture was taken?  Anyone?  Bueller?

That my friends was taken in June 1984, 30 years ago in the 1200 court of the North Carolina Legislative Building the week I was a page for the North Carolina General Assembly.

For those that may not know, I have worked as an attorney for the General Assembly for over 18 years, so maybe you could call this a sign of things to come.

Still, it's a perfect example of why I love going back through old pictures.  I never thought at that time, that I would spend my career working there, but that's definitely the summer that I first became interested in government.  1984 was a busy summer for me.  After I was a House page for a week, I went to Rotary Youth Leadership at Guilford College for a week, and then went to Governor's School West for 8 weeks.  Governor's School was where I first found out about the North Carolina Student Legislature, which I was heavily involved in through the rest of high school and college, and the rest I guess is history. 

On a separate note, I'm also pleased to say that those programs that so shaped me that summer are still around  30 years later.


  1. The question is...where will you be 30 years from now? Perhaps still at the legislature --- but as a legislator ?!!

    1. 30 years from now I hope to be retired! I thought when I was young that I might run for elected office some day, but as I got older I realized that while I love the behind the scenes of politics I don't want to be the actual politician. My position now is non-partisan and I like it that way.