Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Who do you see?

Warning: Yes, I'm still having issues with aging. Yes, I will get over it eventually. No, I am not feeling sorry for myself...just making an observation.

Have you ever looked at an old picture of yourself...











(May 1997)

And then looked at a recent picture of yourself...













(November 2009)


And wondered...what exactly is it that makes us look older? Because when I look in the mirror, I still see the same Chrissy. My self-image in my mind must somehow distort what I actually look like. When I close my eyes, I still see 17-year-old Chrissy. She's cute. She's skinny. She's young!

Perhaps that's a good thing? I guess it's good that I still see myself that way. Maybe it gives me self confidence that I would otherwise not have.

Who do you see when you close your eyes and think of yourself?

This doesn't count if you're one of my younger readers...ahem...Mindy! ;o)

7 comments:

SonjaMichelle said...

I use to know....but I dont know anymore...

Mrs. Haid said...

Hmmm... when I close my eyes, I still see 22 year old Bethany, freshly married and degree'd. Its always a HUGE shock for me to seee photos of myself now when I don't have the same posture or thin arms!

Mrs. Haid said...

PS I am jealous you knew your husband five years before I knew mine! You have five more years of photos, memories, and kisses.

accesskas27 said...

I see the 18 year old me. :-)

Mindy said...

Haha! But I have recently noticed that Ryan and I look younger in pictures from 3-4 years ago and was actually trying to figure out WHY too... I think I figured out it's my face.. it's hard to describe.. it looks fatter then and now it has more lines when I smile.. umm okay, that was really bad description. But anyway...

Based on these comments, I guess I better soak in and enjoy my 21-year-old looks right now... lol

Aging is scary!

F&F Mali said...

Chrissy, I still think you look like I remember you in high school. Dare I say, even better. I don't know what it is. You seem more confident, more mature (but not in an "old" way, in a "I've accepted who God says I am and love what He has chosen for me" way). I don't know, Chrissy, but I definitely think you've aged in a way that makes the rest of us a tad bit jealous.

Josh said...

I think you look more beautiful now than you ever have (minus our wedding day)

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