Now & Then

I stole this meme from Darnielle, who got it from Caity, who got it from OfTreesAndHues, who got it from… well, someone somewhere has to have come up with this, and here I am doing it, because, well, it’s different. And doing this has made me realize that I am so happy to be where I am now, holy shit. Major shift in priorities.

IMG_0001Now: 2014, age 24.

IMG_0004Then:  2001, age 12 (before a 30-pound weight loss and 8 years of social phobia).

Crushing on…

Now: Andrew.
Then: My older, very cool cousin. There, I said it.

Watching…

Now: House of Cards, GIRLS, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Dr. Phil, Columbo, Agatha Christie’s Poirot.
Then: 7th Heaven, Sister Sister, The Nanny, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Little House on the Prairie, and probably much more. I have a diary that tells me that I at this point in my life was keeping up with 7 shows every day, but I don’t specify which ones. Darn.

Listening to…

Now: The Beach Boys, oldies in general.
Then: Britney Spears, Atomic Kitten, and other things like that.

Reading…

Now: Mystery novels, autobiographies, biographies, boring stuff for school.
Then: Biographies on old Danish princesses and queens, Little House on the Prairie, the Harry Potter series.

Style…

Now: Dresses, skirts, tights (to cover up my leg braces and avoid all the stares), cardigans. I have discovered that that is what I feel most comfortable in.
Then: Jeans, t-shirts, flare pants, sweaters.

Hair…

Now: Curly/wavy dark brown hair with different brown/red’ish shades in it, and bangs. Ends right above the bosom.
Then: Looong naturally blonde hair with waves. In the above picture, I had finally given in to my aunts and let them straighten my hair. We were on a family vacation, and do you know what I did right after they were done (and after this picture was taken)? I jumped in the pool and messed it all up. HA.

Leisure…

Now: Read blogs and news, watch television, go for walks, web design.
Then: Read books, watch television, play The Sims, daydream about being a pop star.

Attitude…

Now: Life has dealt me some cards, and it’s up to me to play them best possible. I am who I am, and it’s okay that I am not ‘normal’ – if that even exists.
Then: I don’t want to be different, I don’t want to stand out, I just want to feel like I belong. Normality exists. And those cards I have been dealt, well, it’s just fucking unfair.

Dreams…

Now: For my body to remain in this state, and have that be the status quo.
Then: To be popular (I never was) and well-liked. To be ‘discovered’ as a brilliant talent.

Lifeplan: 

Now:  To finish my degree and move to New York, get a job, marry Andrew, have babies, and live happily ever after.
Then: See ‘Dreams’.
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Now you do it! And please share yours with me.

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