Well I swore to myself that I wouldn’t partake in this social media frenzy, but here I am doing the exact opposite.
Both photos hold a very important background story, sad and happy (I am on the right).
This was the first ‘girls holiday’ that I’d ever had, the only one, in fact. Our other friend, Naomi, was taking the photo.
We had each saved up to rent a caravan over in Haven for 4 nights, proud that we had earned our money through working hard, and excited to have a taste of freedom for those few short days.
While we had the best time away, this photo is also bittersweet as not long after this was taken I moved to Manchester, and we all lost touch. While it happens, I wish that I could go back, if for only one day.
And this is the most recent photo of me, taken 3 days ago – bit of a difference.
Not only have I discovered makeup and hair dye (thank goodness), but, mentally, I have been on a very difficult journey, in terms of my mental health.
I’m not going to comment on whether I have gotten ‘prettier’, and, unlike many, I am not looking for comments regarding this. I am posting this because, sometimes, it’s good to see our physical process, as opposed to just our mental. It also provides a bit of humour through the sheer embarrassment.
Have you completed the challenge? I would love to see yours.