It’s been a long time since I joined in with The Gallery but the theme this week seemed to fit with what’s going round in my head. Me.
This is me, but it’s not me at all. It’s my first Facebook profile picture, you know how we’ve all been sharing these recently (I’m not sure why), well this was it. It’s about 10 years old and one of my favourite photos of me, and I’ve had some nice comments about it.
But it’s made me sad. It’s made me wonder what happened to that girl, so happy and carefree and loving life… nothing like what I now see when I look in the mirror.
The reality of course is that I grew up, I have responsibilities, a marriage, a child, a house and a dog. None of these mean that I shouldn’t be happy though, so that’s my challenge this year – to rediscover a little of my old self, be happy and try to love life a little more than I do right now.
A very wise friend said “You can’t go back to yesterday, you were a different person then…” and it’s true, I need to be the me I want to be now.
So this is me. It’s not a great picture but someone told me recently that I look lovely in it, and to be honest I’ll take any compliments I can get! It’s on a Christmas night out, I’ve had a few drinks and I’m wearing a little bit of makeup and I had a great night, I was happy. This is more like the Clare I want to be.