Not So Sweet Sixteen Year’s Old

Do you ever look at an old photo and remember how you were feeling at the moment? Do you think about how much you have evolved as a person?

A photograph is a secret about a secret.


That’s why I love pictures so much, it reminds me of how much I have grown and evolved as a person. Pictures capture priceless moments in time. Moments that you can never relive.

When I took the picture below, I was 16. Not so sweet 16. As I was going to the prom. You might think I was beautiful. Now that I am looking at the picture I realize that I was beautiful. However, 29 years ago I didn’t feel or think that way.

During the last 29 years, it has taken a lot of unnecessary, pain, hurt, loss, and some bad decisions to evolve into the woman I am today. A woman that I am now in love and head over heals with I must say!

Do I regret the feelings of the not so sweet 16? Absolutely not! Would I have made some better choices? Probably so. Would I have listened? Definitely YES!!

If you look at the picture below, 29 years later.

I am happy to say I am in a great place of perseverance and resilience. If you only knew my story. If you only knew how hard it was and how long it took to rebuild my little universe of peace and happiness then you would understand why I’m so picky about who I allow in my life and why I’m in love with myself.

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