19 December 2013

25 Years Ago


Some of my friends have been posting photographs on Facebook of themselves twenty years ago. I wanted to join in, of course I did. Sadly I couldn't find the album from 1993. What I did find was this photograph of me in 1988, twenty five years ago.

Twenty five years ago, in this photograph, I was 18 and had just left school. I was waiting for my A-level results and discovering which university that would lead to. I had money, having worked 22-25 hours per week throughout the sixth form. I had a boyfriend and plenty of friends. This was taken at a house in London. We partied all weekend. I was slim and I had great hair. I mean, look at it. That is seriously great hair.

I look back at that day, that weekend, and I can clearly remember feeling invincible. The world was my oyster. I wonder now why I made the choices I did in the weeks and months following this magical moment in time. I can't help regretting many of my decisions. My life didn't turn out the way I'd hoped. I certainly didn't make the most of my potential.

Twenty five years later I am in a good place, despite the years of self-sabotage. I wonder if there is any of that 18 year old girl left in me? I think perhaps there is, a little. It's just a shame my hair won't go that big anymore though...




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18 comments:

  1. Now THAT is what I call hair 1993

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    1. @Love All Blogs, I want it baaaccckkk

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  2. Beautiful hair! So envious. I think all of us have regrets about some of the things in our lives. I just try to remember that if I hadn't gone the route I had I wouldn't be where I am now. Which is in a pretty good place.

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    1. @Gigi, wise words. Although the route wasn't as expected, the outcome is good.

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  3. Shoulder pads and big hair!oh joyful days of our youth!

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    1. @Mary, when it comes to hair, big is definitely best :)

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  4. Your a fab suinger, srtill have that lovely smile and everyone loves youto bits still...thats a lot to have kept hold of!

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    1. @Becky, aww bless you, what a lovely thing to say xx

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  5. Aw, what a looker! You are fabulous THEN and NOW! Loving the shoulder pads. 1988 was a very good year! ;)

    :) Karin

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  6. Oh I bet there's lots of that 18 year old in you! Oh I know I saw her come out to play at britmums live a few years ago! ;)

    Dare I tell you that 1988 was the year I was born?!

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  7. @Emma, you know you're making me cry? If you were my daughter, I'd be a granny now. Holy moly :)

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  8. I love this photo. And yes, there is still a lot of this 18yo in yourself. And your hair still is great! Natural highlights is all I'm saying. xx

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    1. @Met Mum, so sorry for not replying sooner. Oops. Yay for the natural highlights, who needs hairdressers?! x

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  9. You're still the same beautiful woman Sandy - just with more experience and wisdom. Your entire life is still ahead of you. Who ever knows what's round the corner eh?

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    1. @Gappy, sorry for replying so late. I'm grateful for the experience and wisdom. I just wish life would slow down a little x

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