Thanks to having been on Facebook since 2005 when it first became popular around college campuses, I have the misfortune of having record of the person I was in my early 20’s. Okay, I shouldn’t say “misfortune”. I enjoyed my 20s and it was an awesome decade. I learned so many things that I have applied now in my early 30s, but still…..some of the things that I thought were cool were um..interesting.
Please look at Exhibit A from my timehop from 11/23. By the way, I have considered deleting this app that brings up the skeletons of my younger Facebook closet lol!
I can for sure that I did not speak that way in regular, every day conversation. Who was I trying to impress? What in the world? Was I trying to be cool?
You ever look back on your younger self and want to slap her/him? Lol! I do…sometimes. I say “sometimes” because I recognize that we all go through phases and grow, so younger me gets a slight pass….only slight.
There are pics where my eyebrows were WAY too short, where I was wearing questionable clothing, and clearly trying too hard.
Times where I look at pics and say to myself, “WHY did you get that weave?!” Times where I was posting like 10 selfies a day on Facebook (before “selfie” had an official name lol”).
In other posts, I was totally using Facebook like a diary and longing to move up from the place I was at in that moment.
In essence, I was one of those people hat I currently side-eye on Facebook lol!
But you know what I realized? Though I’ve felt like I am not where I want to be in life and feel behind, I look back and I am reminded of how far I’ve come. In my old posts, I was yearning for a change and looking to attain a specific goal and I have long obtained many of those goals and changes.
I can tell that I have come far in the past 10 years and even in the past years.
So, as embarrassing some of my Facebook activity may be, it is a great reflection of the growth, roller-coasters, successes, and learning experiences that I have been through and for that I will give it appreciation.
(I’ll still be deleting this TimeHop app eventually lol! )