Thursday, January 10, 2013

Photos - Then and Now

As a Writer's Workshop challenge, I'm posting two photos:  One from this past year and one from 9 years ago!  (I was supposed to find one from 10 years ago, but I wasn't using iPhoto then!)

Here's the writing prompt I chose:

Find a photo of yourself taken 10 years ago and display it on your blog along with a current photo.  How have you changed since the day of that photo?

Here's me in 2003:

June 2003

Here's me in 2012:

May, 2012


Here are some changes:

In 2003:
1. I was wearing MOM JEANS!  Yikes!

2. I looked younger.  It's true people.  I look 9 years younger.  Go figure.

3. I'm standing in my ancient kitchen that is now thankfully GONE!

4. We still use that paper towel stand.

5. We don't have a toaster oven.  Where did that go?

6.  My now teenage daughter is little!  She's only 5 here and wearing monster fingers.  Where are those monster fingers?

In 2012:
1. I have shorter, more styled hair.

2. Some of that hair is grey.

3. Even though you can't see them, I'm no longer wearing Mom Jeans!

4. I look (slightly) older.  Maybe not 9 years.  Maybe only 5 years older.  Right?

5. I'm sitting in my nice, clean living room rather than the toy-scattered living room of 2003.

6. My eyes look more hazel than brown.  I know it's weird, but my eye color has changed slowly over time.

What differences do you think you might have (good and bad) from now and 2003?


  1. I wrote about this as well! A lot has changed for me in the past 10 years...I have gotten married, had a baby, dropped out of college, gained weight (and working on taking it back off!), and have changed my attitude/outlook in several ways. It's amazing what time will do to you! :)

  2. My eyes are more grey than green now...among other changes. D the manufacturers of mom jeans know about their reputation, and if so, do they like it that way?