The other day I found the first blog I ever created, still online, still intact, all the way from 2007. I had forgotten all about it, but there it was, in all of its’ pre-crazy blogging days. No fancy schmancy design, no mind or matter, no over-thought posts – it was just me. My life, extremely unedited.
It’s fun to read old blog posts, almost like unearthing a journal from your elementary school days – you are reading your own words and you know that they belong to you, but it’s almost like a different side of you that you had forgotten about. My hopes & dreams for the future back then were so different, things I hardly remember, but there they are in black & white on the screen to read.
I learned that when my little Princess was a year and a half old, I did indeed suffer from baby fever – I was insanely broody in some posts – in other posts I was considering becoming vegan (I had just read the book Skinny Bitch and was tres inspired!), I was constantly writing about trying to lose weight, I posted pictures of expensive shoes, I wrote about opening my own salon & spa one day, and I was trying to learn to cook by using my crockpot.
Which goes to show that although some things seriously change, some things have always been there – my current slow cooker adventures are proof of that!
One thing I did not ice is that my blog lacked any nuances, it was the voice of a less mature, starry-eyed young woman. She lacked any sense of “homemaker-ship” and was the complete opposite of frugal, rather spoiled, I would say. But she was unapologetic in her ways, her opinions weren’t edited & she certainly didn’t care how she appeared.
I’m not sure what I would say to her if I could go back in time. Would I let her know that “leggings as pants” will indeed be her future? No, no, let her be idealistic and young.
I think I would just let her know that no matter where life takes her (and it’s going to take her everywhere BUT Paris!) that she’s going to be okay. Better than okay, her life will be perfect, in its’ own way.
ps. What would you tell your 2007 self?