Amazing Kids! Magazine

Staff Q&A: What is your favorite memory that matters to you?

By the Amazing Kids! Staff


Want to know a little more about the Youth Staff at Amazing Kids! Magazine? Check out our Q&A with some of the staff members; their responses to the question of the month are below!

Q: What is your favorite memory that matters to you?

Ryan Traynor, Editor-in-Chief: One of my favorite memories is the personalized birthday cakes my mom made me every year for my birthday. It wasn’t that they were Top Chef level of design. It was because I could see that she had really seen what mattered to me during that year and created those feelings in a cake design. If I ever want to think about what was special to me in any year, I can look at my mother’s cakes. The memories of the cakes makes me smile, not because they tasted good (which they did), but because I knew my parents loved me and wanted me to feel special.

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Allison Stein, Assistant Editor and Poetry Editor: Although too many happy moments from my young childhood have faded into the forgotten with my focus on the present and future, just as many memories have been etched deep in my heart. One of the most treasured of these times was a summer day that my cousins and I spent at our grandparents’ house. Drenched in sunshine, we explored the backyard and searched for the wild strawberries growing on the hill; I was free of worry and inhibitions, free to absorb the warmth and comfort emanating from the sunlight. At the time, I took that simple afternoon for granted, but in retrospect, I realize what an impact even a typical moment can make: Laughing with my cousins, I felt protected and loved. Now encapsulated as a memory, that day still reverberates in my soul as a remembrance that matters.

Salma Danuningrat, Writing Tips Editor: It was the night of the talent show, where my friends and I were stage crew. As stage manager, I was extremely nervous, positive I was going to mess up somehow. Luckily, everybody was so full of energy and we all had a good time. The entire stage crew bonded over corny knock-knock jokes and crazy situations and we all worked together so easily it was as if we had been a team since the beginning of time. I know it may not seem like a special memory, but thinking about that night always puts a smile on my face.

Sehen Gamhewa, Comic Hub Co-Editor: Memories…Thinking about it gets me entrenched in it. I think one of my favorites is the day I managed to top the Middle East in an International Level Exam. Forgetting the plaque, the certificates and the cash prize, I think it’s there on my top ten because from then on, I knew I could do it. I knew I could be the … you know…maximus…whatever those crazy Romans and Greeks used to say for victor.