10 years ago, 19 years old.
She was so young, so full of love and possibility and excitement.
She was carefree and a little wild, heady with her first dose of freedom.
She was determined, flying past barriers and dreaming of a grand future.
She was in love and learning how to be a wife, making mistakes and love.
She was rarely afraid, exhilarated at the thought of seeing the world.
She was consumed with life and living every moment presently and completely.
She may have aged,
gained some weight and a child,
lost a husband and some innocence,
and grown wiser and wearier, but…
She’s still in there.
And I’m going to find her.
This post is a response to the weekly Writer’s Workshop over at Mama’s Losin’ It!. Learn more about the ‘pretty much famous’ weekly prompts here. This week I chose: ‘Find a photo of yourself taken 10 years ago. How have you changed since the day that photo was taken?