The photo on the left! Talk about summing up my teen years in 1 photo!
As a teen we go through crazy things - hormones! I hid behind big clothes. I was a shy child who turned introverted as a teen & loved to listen to The Cure (who I am listening to as I write this) & writing in my journals. I was so ready to leave the town I lived in & see the world. At times it was tough, but other times I embraced it. It’s that challenge in our teen years trying to find our voice in a very noisy world. By my senior year of high school I had learned a valuable lesson, do what you love & if “they” don’t like it - oh well. It was tough at times, because all you want is to fit in, but I am happy to say I had friends who just let me be me. 💜
The photo on the right, me - Now.
The changes we go through in life are inevitable.
We make choices everyday that can lead us down a different path.
My teen self is still inside. The little rebel who likes to listen to The Cure. I think I actually love some of The Cure songs better now than I did as a teen because I find deeper meaning in them. Life’s experiences did that.💜
So, why show you these 2 photos?
I am still introverted, but I do like to socialize. I am a rational optimistic, over a realist. I dress better! I finally gained confidence to wear clothes that fit me! I was authentic as a teen & I felt I lost that, so now I have become authentic again. I am constantly trying to improve myself & my life.
What’s interesting is choosing this path & where it has led me. We are shaped by our teen years. Throughout out my childhood I grew up with a dad who was a bodybuilder. 💪 I worked in a gym as a teen. Now, I have embraced that part of me by becoming a fitness & nutrition influencer. This choice has opened up an entire new world for me. I want to be sure you know that this is opportunity is something you can do as well and it is my responsibility to share it! 😊You don’t have to have worked in a gym or have my same experiences. The point of this is, we are all different. Embrace that!!!! I am looking the girl who does try to improve her own life AND wants to pay it forward to help others! 💜
Is that you?