There has been a new fad on Twitter and Instagram in which people post old pictures of themselves and tag it #TBT or "Throwback Thursday."
I have ignored this fad as I truly believe God was looking out for me when Facebook was created AFTER I left high school. There are just some things that need to remain offline....such things being any picture of me between the age of 12 and 18. They can stay in a locked vault.
When I'm 40, I'm sure I'll look back and laugh- but even at the ripe old age of 28, I still say "TOO SOON!"
I know we all had those 'awkward' years....But let me tell you. It wasn't a phase for me....It was my life.
It didn't help matters that 2 weeks before my senior pictures were to be taken, I went in for a haircut that left me looking like a 35 year old mom of 4. (Not that anything is wrong with being a 35 year old mom of 4 kids....But for some reason, there are so many women who get pregnant, have a baby- and BAM! The next decision they make is to chop all their hair off! Why, ladies, WHY!?!?!?) Anyways. Back to the haircut.
I told the lady what I wanted. She decided adding layers in all over was a good idea.
And my senior pictures are a disgrace.
I'm not exaggerating, y'all. Not at all.
All that to say, I'm still pretty sensitive about these pictures. Ok, REALLY sensitive about these pictures.
But conversation last week at a football watching party turned to Throwback Thursday and I mentioned how I am not partaking. The others suggested that it couldn't be THAT bad.
So. I called my dad.
I asked if he wouldn't mind going through a few photo albums and sending a couple of pictures my way that I could consider posting. Ok maybe I needed to fast and pray about this decision....But either way. I'd think about it ;-)
So Tuesday morning, dad begins to send me some pictures. I'd specifically said 'NOTHING' older than middle school.
The first picture to come through was my senior picture.
I almost threw up in my mouth!
The 2nd picture was Freshman year.
I quickly reminded him I needed YOUNGER pictures.
But he was on a role.
The next 13...yes 13 pictures that came through sent me into a full-blown panic.
I kept texting saying "ENOUGH!"
They kept coming.
I finally said "MY SELF ESTEEM CAN NOT HANDLE THIS."
2 more came through.
"I love them!"
That being said, I decided I could post 2. Here they are. :-) Happy Throwback Thursday.
Maybe in 10 years I'll post a couple more.