Glory days

One of my clearest memories of summertime was the summer I was 19.  That summer: 1) I still hadn't touched alcohol, 2) I was stalked by a modeling agency, 3) I thought I knew a lot about relationships and boys - I had been in THREE by that point, 4) I didn't have to work out or watch what I ate, 5) My parents still took care of everything, 6) I was in the middle of the "college years" and didn't have to worry about my future just yet, 7) I thought I knew who I was and what I was about.  It was that last teenage summer of deep reflection, blazing afternoons and hot and sticky Texas nights.  I don't know if it's the extra time, new sense of freedom or repressed immaturity but I feel the incredible urge to relive that summer.  I wish I was joking but last night I looked up a piercing parlour - three earrings in one ear too much for a girl who is on 30's doorstep?

What do y'all think about regressing in age?  Is this something that happens every once in awhile to you too and what do you think it means to you?  I'm all about extremes so I think it's just a jump to the other end of the spectrum for me.

Update: Gah, you know what I forgot to add to this collage?  The undercut!  I really want one of those too...

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  1. I am loving life at 50...gets better every year...didn't really start until 40...was too worried up till then!

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  2. Love that post. Great
    Kisses from spain

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  3. sigh...those were the days!! even though i don't wanna relive them (bad ex bf then)in my personal life, i'd like to have that carefree lifestyle again. no bills or worries!

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  4. Girl, you had an awesome summer at 19...LOL Mine was spent working 3 jobs trying to pay rent. Damn NY bills...lol

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  5. That's a nice summer for 19! I worked in a lab and stayed at home with my parents. I think you did better.

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  6. If you get the piercings, you could sport a Bajoran earring during the summer. =)

    I hope regressing is a normal thing. It happens to me in small ways. I think it means you're still young at heart, which is a good thing. It could also be our brains giving us a fun distraction when we're facing a big challenge.

    Memories like that are special. Treasure it and remember that with all you've learned and experienced since then, you're 19 year-old self would think it's pretty cool to be you.

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  7. I say do what makes you happy...age doesn't matter.

    xo erica

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  8. I say be whatever age you feel!

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  10. I think I totally do it too, in small ways. I totally love being in my 30s and being so much more secure in my sense of self, with so much more freedom to live my life just how I want it. But then I buy supercute Kindle cases, put flower barrettes in my hair, and still contemplate piercing my nose (I really want a tiny diamond stud...but STILL cringe at what my father would say. WTF.) But I like the idea that I may be getting older, but there are still ways I don't have to grow up. :)

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  11. I'm with Jade. It's funny because when I was a child 'old' people use to say they didn't feel old--to which I scoffed. Now I totally understand! :) And I think it's important to keep that spark . . .

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  12. I totally get what you mean, girl. There are always some moments back in the day that I always feel like re-living, just because it was a time when everything seemed so simple. As for aging, I always joke with the hubby that I feel like Benjamin Button:P I've always felt I was born old, and was such a serious kid! Now, with having kids and all, I feel younger just coz I get to see the world through their eyes.

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  13. Oh man! I always think about how I thought I knew EVERYTHING then. And then, the older we get, the less we start to face reality and realize how little we actually know. Maybe you could go for a very small tattoo in exchange for the piercing? I'm thinking about one more myself... Maybe that's what we should do when we hang out! lol ;)

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  14. You know, I say do whatever makes you happy! I don't think 3 earrings is too much but then again, I have 4 in one ear and 3 in the other, so... :) haha. But I often wish I could go back to my teens, just to re-live those moments and do the things I say "I wish I did this when I was 17!"

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  15. I hear ya...I was such a well-behaved child so I didn't rebel even as a teenager. When I turned 19 I finally pierced my nose, and I felt like such a badass. Every once in awhile, I think about doing something like that to recreate the feeling.

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  16. Man...if I knew then what I know now...I would have lived it up even more. Life was real good at 19!

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  17. wow! the hair- i love! xx

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  18. While I still can't believe I'm less than 2 years away from being 30 (I don't feeeeeel like I'm "that old"), the closer I get to it the more comfortable I am with it. The only time I have freakouts is when there's a big change - like a breakup - because then I start to compare my life to my friends' lives and we all know that does no good. I've heard from a lot of women that your 30s and 40s are awesome, so I'm not as concerned about it as I was when I had a quasi quarter-life crisis at 25. Haha. So, what it comes down to is... why does age matter? Why are we supposed to be a certain way or have accomplished a certain thing at a particular age? As long as you're doing things that make you happy and a better person, that's all that matters. So get that undercut! It's your life, live it exactly how you want to :)

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  19. Love the colored tips. Think I have that pinned too. Did you see the chalk diy version of this over on cup of jo? Totally doable I think. Thanks for stopping by and commenting,

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