In those 19 years, I've accomplished a lot, been through a lot, probably more than I'd have ever imagined. As a little girl, I thought my life as a teenager would be carefree and easy, just like on TV shows. On my birthday every year, I dug into my cake without caring about how many calories or fat were in it. I just enjoyed the moment and didn't worry about what would happen to me in the next year. A lot has changed since then, but I'm still that innocent, fun-loving little girl at heart.
To celebrate, I decided to share 19 moments that have happened over the years that were important to me, shaped me as a person or were just fun.
[Age 1]: I learned to talk at 9 months (and haven't stopped since ;) )
|8 months old (sorry about the bad photo quality--I had to take a picture of a picture!)|
[Age 2]: We moved to Colorado Springs from Arizona.
|14 months old|
[Age 4]: Preschool. My mom wanted to hold me back, because I was younger than most of the other kids and not as socially-mature, but my dad persuaded her to let me start kindergarten.
|First dance recital|
[Age 6]: I got my first think-it-through (an elementary school discipline thing) and it made me so upset that I lied to my parents (for the first time ever, I think!) about it.
[Age 7]: I started second grade at a new elementary school.
|Easter! I always loved digging into my basket and devouring the candy (especially Jelly Bellies)|
[Age 9]: I fractured my right ankle and had to be in a cast (glow-in-the-dark!) for a couple of months. I was in karate and acro dance at the time, but we never figured out exactly how I broke it. I was just disappointed that I didn't get to use crutches LOL!
[Age 10]: I started playing soccer with the YMCA in the fall (my team was the Golden Buffaloes).
|I remember many camping trips when I was younger|
[Age 11]: I got my ears pierced for my 11th birthday, but six months later, one of of them got infected and I ended up having to go to urgent care to get it taken out! Needless to say, I never got anything pierced after that!
[Age 12]: I started playing the tenor saxophone for my middle school band and jazz band. Yes, I used to be a band geek!
[Age 13]: I celebrated my 13th birthday with a sleepover and mall scavenger hunt with some of my friends.
[Age 14]: I started high school.
|I also started a fashion blog (this was one of my first pictures for it)|
[Age 18]: I started (and got through) my first year of college.
[Age 19]: Nothing yet--but I'm starting my sophomore year, I'm living on my own...who knows what may happen!
|Ready to take on the world (at almost 19)!|
What is one of your favorite birthday memories?