still the same girl.

You know.

I’ve changed a lot over the years.  I used to eat 4 McDonald cheeseburgers or 7 meaty tacos in one sitting (to my sister and friend’s astonishment/horror…which of course is why I did it.)  Now I’m mostly vegetarian.  I used to hate waking up in the morning and now I look forward to my AM rituals.  I used to hate walking and running and doing anything remotely active.  Now I look forward to my daily walks or runs, with the occasional bout of yoga thrown in between.

But.  You know.  I’m still very much the same girl now as I was then.

For example.  I still cry when Bambi’s mother gets shot (that is so NOT a kid’s movie!)

My sister is still my best friend.

I still go a little week in the knees over Humphrey Bogart (“here’s looking at you, kid.”)

I still think dessert is the very best part.

I still think I can run faster in a new pair of sneakers.

I’m still not a girly-girl.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t still remind people that my name means “Princess.”

My hair still has a mind of its own.

It does what it wants (and then some.)

I still melt whenever I see a dog.

Any dog.

Especially big goofy dogs that drool and slobber and enjoy their lives to the fullest.  The ones that could care less if you’re wearing your “good jeans.”


I still think it makes more sense to plant a garden that produces food over the ones that don’t.

But, I still love flowers and daisies will always make me smile.

I still think New Hampshire is the most magical place on earth.

(I’ll be there tomorrow!)


Still the same girl.  I’ll see you in New Hampshire!

QUESTION: In what ways have you changed since your younger years?  How have you stayed the same?


9 comments on “still the same girl.

  1. Katie says:

    I have two pairs of those running shoes, and I love them. I need another pair, actually.

    I used to love staying out late and partying with friends. Now I put my daughter to bed and fall onto the couch…which I’ve learned makes me much happier.

  2. Holly says:

    First off — I have those same shoes! Love them.

    Second — I seriously teared up at the “big goofy dogs” part — my sister has a bulldog who I absolutely love to pieces. They live in TX and I’m in MN so I don’t see him much, but he just makes me so happy!

    Most days I think I am very much the same person — I keep to myself, very quiet and shy at times. But at the same time I feel as though I have opened up so much over the years and I am very proud of that — it has brought some wonderful people into my life.

  3. Ashlei says:

    I’ve changed a lot but I’m still the same in many ways.

    Humphrey Bogart…*swoon* ❤

  4. BroccoliHut says:

    Absolutely loved this post! I feel like I know so much more about you now:)
    I’m still very much the same little girl with lopsided bangs and mismatched socks. (OK, so I gave up on having bangs). I still love to organize and color code everything around me–back then it was Beanie Babies, these days it’s my spice rack. I still fall in love with Rhett Butler every time I read/watch Gone with the Wind. I still consider my mom my best friend 🙂

  5. Nicole says:

    Loved this post! And so blessed to have a sister, and best friend, like you! 🙂

  6. Evan says:

    ^^ You and Nicole are really cute 🙂 Sisters are the best!!

    I used to hate mornings, too, but they’re now my favorite, most productive party of the day.

    I used to be the girl who walked the mile run…and then I fell in love with running and got up to 50 miles/week. Now, I’m right back where I started 😉

    I used to hate goat cheese…now I love it!

    I used to be obsessed with theater and musicals (I sang at Carnegie Hall and St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna in high school), but now I cringe if I even THINK I hear a show tune.

  7. Aww loved this post! I share so many things in common with you too- the workouts and shoes especially! I know a new pair propels me to go faster 🙂

  8. Emily says:

    I feel like I’ve changed a lot, especially since high school. But then I realize it’s been like seven (!!!) years since I graduated high school and that would be weird if I hadn’t changed!!! In high school I was the most unathletic person! Now I’m training for my second marathon. Go figure. : )

  9. […] Time Has Passed But I’m Still the Same Girl This post was inspired by “The Flying Onion”  and a post entitled: Still The Same Girl […]

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