Throwback Thursday #2

Last Day of Senior Year

Last day of senior year. This picture is almost seven years old now and looking at it, I find myself mixed with emotions. One, I was about 50 lbs thinner and can’t believe I thought I was fat then and also, I am completely blown away about how fast time goes by. At 24, I’m young enough to not feel exactly OLD, yet old enough to begin feeling my age…noticing how the seemingly infinite span of time regarding the future is not so infinite and  that the future is NOW and the end is quickly approaching. The girl in this picture was far less burdened, so much more optimistic than I am now and its amazing what a difference seven years can make.

I post this as a reminder of who I was and what I want to be. What parts of me I want to improve, what parts I want to try to recapture…I miss the bright optimism I had but I don’t want to be the same person I was in high school either.

So disorienting.  Hard to strike a balance, a true blend of new and old that makes sense.

Ah quarter-life crisis, how beautifully confusing you are.

2 Comments

  1. Such a sweet post. I’m at the half-life crisis point in my life (aka midlife crisis), and life feels so different on the downhill side. Things that seemed SO IMPORTANT when I was 25 seem so silly now. If I could go back and tell my 25 year old self one thing, it would be this: Have more fun. Have more adventures. Don’t take life so seriously.

    1. Thanks so much for the advice! Its hard to believe when you’re facing the reality of life…hearing it from someone whose been there, is very reassuring. 🙂

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