Can’t really get my head around a good post the last couple days. But sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.
Since I can’t do Wordless Wednesday officially, I’ll just throw a few words into the mix. Of course a few words always becomes quite a few, so please hang with me.
This is a picture from my high school graduation, almost exactly 6 years ago.
I may have posted this picture on the blog before… I honestly can’t remember. Eventually I’m going to round up and scan all my “before” photos from high school and from the past year when I gained the weight back. But this is the only one online anywhere and I always go back to it.
I was so hopeful and excited back then. It was right after that when I started to try to lose weight and live a healthier life. I had finally decided it was time and that I had let enough pass me by in the past four years of high school. I rarely look at pictures from that period. Even though I had friends thanks to being the fat funny girl, I know I missed out on a lot in high school. It sometimes hurts to remember that.
I feel like graduating was the point in my life where I finally decided to take care of myself and make my life better. It was the point where I decided I had enough. It was the beginning of a new chapter in my life and I didn’t want it to be the same as the previous. It pushed me to start exercising and eating better. It pushed me to finally start living my life. I didn’t want to miss out on anything anymore. It’s obviously not been easy since then and I’ve struggled a lot with reversing the damage I did to myself during those years, but I’ve tried. I’ve tried to do more for myself and care more about myself. I think so far it’s left me with a pretty awesome life and made me into a pretty wonderful person.
My high school graduation six years ago was my tipping point in my life. It changed me and set me off on a journey of healthiness.
What was yours?