This morning Janelle and I were doing cardio at a super early hour before work. She looks over at me and says, "I was looking through your blog pictures the other day and I realized that a lot of people probably don't recognize you. You look like a different person."
Then we talked for a second about how a lot of old friends have to do double takes when they see me, or they just walk right on by because they think I look like a girl they know named Sarah, but they don't think it's me!
Cool. I'm down with that. I guess I don't totally realize it though because I see myself everyday, obviously. A lot of my good friends see me on a daily basis too. It's hard for some of us to see the dramatic change unless we look at old pictures.
I kind of forgot about her comment until just a minute ago. I'm trying to kill time until a meeting and I've literally run out of things to do in this classroom. (I know, I'll probably never say that again.) I decided to look at my blog and some of the pictures I've posted and I can see it now.
Ok, really, I was looking at the pictures and then trying to look at myself in my phone. That didn't work really well, so I got up and went to the restroom to look in the mirror. Then I came back to my desk and looked at my pictures.....then back to the mirror in the bathroom. I could have probably done that 3 or 4 more times, but I made myself stop.
I do see the change. I mean, I know it's me in the pictures, but it's weird. So now I don't know if the old pictures are me or the way I look now is me. Does that make sense?
Clearly, I know they are both me, just at different times in my life, but it's weird to see how different I look.
It's a good thing my personality is the same. Otherwise I might as well change my name and create a new identity!