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Baby Pictures-Window into the Future?

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sometimes in baby pictures you can see what people will look like when they're old. :) Heheee. It's a fun game.

Most of the baby/childhood pictures I have are the ones that I've seen over and over again. However, in 2010 I visited my sister, who had all the pictures from my dad (he got different ones than are in the albums because he was stationed overseas) and more from my grandmothers (they were in Colorado and we were in California).

In an age before digital photography, if there were two pics snapped at the same time, one was mailed off to family.

For me, it's been a tumultuous year, and I haven't taken as many pictures of myself as I was used to. I don't see friends as often, I don't go to as many events (that I always used as an excuse to get the camera out). A side effect of fewer pictures is that I'm often more surprised when I see new ones of me. And that contributes to my sense of not feeling 100% comfortable with myself. I have a lot of questions about what I might look like at my goal weight, and I've been working through some insecurities and fears related to that.

Okay, enough of the pictures are like therapy business. Here's the point: the more I change the more I stay the same. ;) Really, I will always look like me. So I just need to focus on being okay with that.

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    You were cute and now you are beautiful!!
    Happy New Year!!!

    I hope this year will be your best so far!

    1936 days ago
    It's true that the more things change the more they stay the same. A friend of mine wrote a song about just that.
    Gorgeous photos! You were cute as a kid and you are a beautiful woman.

    1940 days ago
    You are beautiful Jocelyn!! Now and then!

    I've got my own issues with pictures as a kid - my family just went through a bunch too and I immediately criticized myself...just like I did back when I was that age. Hmmm, body issues at a young age? You betcha! No self esteem? You betcha. Oh boy, what a hot mess I was! LoL

    The good thing is that we can grow out of it if we really really try. It won't change the pictures of the past, but it can change the pictures in the future!
    1940 days ago
  • LISAN0415
    You've been beautiful all your life!
    1940 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    I was in a dance class in the Worldbeat Center in Balboa Park about 5 years ago, I think, and a man was watching on the sidelines, as people often to. After class he asked me if my name was Margaret, which is what people called me in elementary school. It turns he remembered me from the 7th grade! He said he would have known my face anywhere. emoticon
    1941 days ago
    I love the one at the top. You look skeptical, as if you're questioning Santa's existence, or wondering why, in a tissue box, there always seems to be a new tissue to pop up.
    1942 days ago
    Wow, you were a beautiful baby and you are BEAUTIFUL adult. I love pictures. The thing is, unless I am taking a picture of myself, I never can get many pictures of me. I always forget to ask people to "take my picture", and for some reason my mom just does NOT understand digital cameras. So I pretty much only just take a picture of myself. I get lots of pictures of OTHER people. So I guess that is good. I just wish I had more friends of myself and my friends. Does that make sense?

    I have not been out very much either. Since I started my weight loss journey I have been kind of anti social. I think it is because I a not drinking also, and most of the times when I went out I would have an adult beverage. I am trying to change that more.

    Merry Christmas. I hope you have a fantastic New Year.
    1943 days ago
    I haven't gotten out as much as I'd like either. But I'll see you January 6th! You are beautiful and an inspiration.
    1943 days ago
    emoticon What a Neat Way to look into your Future/Past!!
    "I will always look like ME" That is a POWERFUL Revelation!!
    1943 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Adorable baby photo!! Grown up into a beautiful woman! Whats not to like? You look fabulous!!
    1944 days ago
  • FLOWER1967
    Isnt it funny how what we see in the mirror...and what other ppl see can be SO different.I think u are a stunning looking young woman. U could b a model ...seriously. Enjoy being what and who u r..... X
    1944 days ago
  • THOMS1
    You get more beautiful every time I see a picture of you. You have done an incredible job! HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS. emoticon
    1944 days ago
  • HEARTS116
    Very cute!
    1944 days ago
  • ABB698
    Aww, baby Joce is just as cute as grown up Joce! emoticon Merry Christmas!
    1944 days ago
  • MARTY728
    emoticon emoticon Great smile!
    1944 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    Great Pics. Pretty Smile.
    1944 days ago
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