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.
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?