Sunday, October 14, 2012
My Younger Self - Same or Different?
Link up with Stasha at The good life for Monday Listicles. It's a different topic every week - follow along and join in. Stasha's a great host and always has interesting things for us to make our lists about.
This week's topic is an interesting one. 10 WAYS YOU ARE THE SAME OR DIFFERENT FROM YOUR YOUNGER SELF.
1. Different: My younger self used to love shopping. Now? Not so much. In fact, it is one of my least favorite things to do. I don't mind window shopping, or strolling along poking into this shop or that one. But shopping with a purpose? No thanks. Bad customer service and rude customers have turned me away. Don't even mention grocery shopping...
2. Same: Just like my younger self, I still battle my thick, naturally wavy-with-frizz hair every day of my life. Except the days I get it cut and someone ELSE styles it.
3. Different: My younger self was a self proclaimed non-runner. I hated running. I sucked at running. My current self not only likes running, but loves a good workout.
4. Different: My current self has gained wisdom and experience in many ways. Very importantly, my current self knows what my younger self didn't - there is no need to keep on chugging alcohol through the night, as the end result will not be one I am happy about. I have long since discovered that seriously drinking leads to a loss of control (which this control-freak despises), a very close relationship with a Porcelain God, and a really nasty hangover that has gotten a lot harder to recover from with age. Which isn't to say that I don't still appreciate a good wine buzz. But no overkill here.
5. Same: I am an animal lover to the core. Always have been, always will be. And even though I don't have one anymore, I am still very much a "horse crazy girl".
6. Same: I still love jeans. Jeans are my friend, my comfort. I just can't beat a good fitting pair of jeans. And when that really great pair wears out, I feel a great sense of loss.
7. Different: I've grown a sense of confidence that my younger self lacked, sometimes quite badly.
8. Same: I am still a book reader. Sometimes I don't have the time I wish I did to read, but I still love to read and can curl up with a good book whenever I've got the time.
9. Different: I can get up with my alarm clock now on the first try. Sometimes I consciously choose a single snooze window, but then I get up. When I was in high school (and some years beyond) I could, and would, hit snooze for 45 minutes before waking enough to get out of bed. I didn't even remember the first half hour of it.
10. Different: I eat many things that I used to think were "gross". There were some years where Lela and I were convinced that mushrooms were the grossest thing on the planet, and to ask either one of us, you would have been told they taste like "snot". And then I discovered sauteed mushrooms. I'll eat 'em anyway you serve them now, from raw to cooked to stuffed. YUM! Plus lots of greens, tomatoes and other veggies. I still dislike asparagus - it's a texture thing.