I took some time to try and reinvent myself a few years back. You can read all about that here. After 100 and many more days, I am not a whole lot different than I was before. I cut my hair (as seen in my blogger’s portrait, which grew out). I tried to get in shape and lose weight so I could get my pre-baby body back. No change there. I have a different job. It’s a great job, but it’s not that different than any job I have had in the past.
Essentially I am the same person I was when I was 21. I am just wiser, married, a mom… Wait. Oh yeah, there is that. You could try and reinvent yourself 100 times over and nothing will change you more than having a child. And if you are not a parent, there is nothing I could do to really make you understand.
The question is, would I be friends with the pre-baby me. I say yes. Ten years ago I was friends with people who had kids, and I have childless friends now. I don’t really care that they don’t know what it’s like to be a parent. In fact, it’s a lot easier to schedule nights out with friends who don’t also have to find a sitter. So I would like to think that any version of me would be fun to hang out with it. I put together a mini-timeline of faces, just to see how I might have changed over the years – not so much.
Prompt #10 (Nov 11) We say, “just like riding a bike,” to describe a a skill that you learn and never forget. What’s one skill or badass talent that you know and you’ll never forget?