Daily Archives: January 15, 2015

Ten Years

Mama Kat, with one of her Writer’s Workshop prompts this week, has inspired me to share a photo taken ten years ago.

1. Find a photo of yourself taken ten years ago and display it on your blog along with a current photo. How have you changed since the day that photo was taken?

This photo was taken on our third anniversary, 02/02/05.


And this one was taken a couple of weeks ago on Motor Man’s birthday.

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So aside from the inevitable physical changes (the most obvious one being more wrinkles),  how else have I changed in the past ten years?

This is a bit tricky, in that I tend to think of  changes in my life as opposed to how I’ve changed.  So, I may stray from the subject just a bit.

Many things are the same:  I’m just as happy now as I was then, and Motor Man and I still enjoy every day.

I think each year that’s passed has given me a little more self-confidence. Motor Man’s mission ever since we’ve been together has been to help me be a less intimidated, more out-going person, and I can say that he’s been successful. Life is much more fun than when I was so timid and scared of everything. (I guess you CAN teach an old dog new tricks.)

In other words, I speak up now more than I did ten years ago.

Since that first photo, I’ve become a  blogger, and I have that to thank for many new friendships.

I’ve also renewed some old friendships, many because of Facebook. I know it has its critics, but I’m a fan.

In the past ten years, I’ve learned to never pass up the chance to take a photo. (Or ten.) When I was much younger, I shied away from having my picture taken; now I take advantage of those opportunities, too, especially photos of me with the ones I love.

I’ve said good-bye to several family members and friends in these last ten years, and although we know it’s part of life, that knowledge doesn’t make it one bit easier.

So, how about you?  How have you changed in the past ten years?

Mama’s Losin’ It

 ~These Days Of Mine~