Today Ali posted this prompt on her blog..."photos are powerful story sparks. There is so much below the surface that relates to who we are and the way we see ourselves." Take a photo and ask yourself the question "do you see what I see?"
So here's mine...In this photo...
I see a woman who in her head still thinks she's a girl.
I see a woman teetering on the edge of finishing her degree and waiting expectantly for the next thing with perhaps a degree of impatience!
I see a woman comfortable around people she has known for nearly three years now. Close in that way that only comes with having lived together, cooked together and fallen out together!
I see a woman who struggled with that outfit that evening. Who wanted to try and look sophisticated and smart but somehow still looks younger than she is.
I see a woman who was pleasantly surprised by the compliments on her said outfit.
I see a woman who is about to start writing a new chapter, one where the boy is going to take centre stage in her everyday.
I see a woman nervous for change but excited too.
I see a woman embracing the last few weeks of student life, celebrating with friends, trying not to grumble about the work but enjoying what it is for now.
I see a woman who that afternoon spent over an hour looking up new sewing patterns and didn't feel guilty about it one little bit.
I see a woman still trying to figure this blogging lark out. Trying to suppress the guilt of posting/not posting, commenting on others blogs and making the time to read. Knowing in her head, no one will mind either way.
Ultimately though, I see a woman enjoying life, enjoying laughing and enjoying the friendship of these special people.
Thank you Ali for a fun way to look at a new photo.