Wednesday, February 28, 2018

May cause one to reminiscent ... !

There's nothing like looking at your parent's photo albums to bring back lots of memories. Unlike me who has stacks of pictures of my little Pumpkin sitting in a box, un-organized, my mum was great at keeping her photo album up to date.

I came across this picture of me and wondered what happened to that fun loving, crazy girl!

I do know what happened, life. Strange how the years can cause one to mellow, and not always in a good and fun way.

I've been doing a lot of thinking about the masks we acquire throughout life. Mainly thinking about the ones I have acquired from the years of life experiences. We all have masks, some are healthy and others, well ... let's just say, may have been acquired as a survival mechanism.

Regardless of how these masks were acquired, it's good to sit back and do a bit of introspection, reflect on our life; pictures are a great tool to help you with that.

That evening, on my drive home from mum's, I contemplated who I was before the masks began to define me. I thought of a picture that would best represent an unmasked me. I knew exactly which picture.  Here she is ...

I just love that picture ... I know this little girl well, confident, fearless and full of joie de vivre.

So, I've been working on this new self ... more particularly the joie the vivre aspect. Time to get a little crazy and just have fun! Hum ... like posting that crazy shock picture! lol

So, who were you before the masks? What's holding you back? I do hope you will take the time to get to know the real you and enjoy the moment. Life sure is short, so why not enjoy it to its fullest!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner in cyberspace. Catch you all later! Oh, don't forget to hang loose and have fun ... I am! lol


WoolenSails said...

What fun photos and I remember photos like that, of me.
And yes, I have mellowed but I still find joy in the simple things.


Needled Mom said...

It is fun to look back, however, there is no point in my life that I want to do over. Sure, that mid 20 body with no aches, etc. would be nice, but the lack of self confidence would not be worth it. I am so comfortable with where I am now and love it.

quiltpaintcreate said...

Life does happen and changes us in unexpected ways, but it makes us who we are today. I can't go back to the carefree person I was in my early 20s, but I like where I'm heading now just the same.

Chookyblue...... said...

not sure is it masks but phases of my life for pleased you feel like you are getting rid of the masks.........

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