It is all the rage! It is the hippest post to share! We all want to see what we were like 5, 10 even 20 years ago!
SCREECH!!! Wait what? Is that the proverbial eye rolling, and sigh of exhaustion? Has the trend already reached it’s end?
I have enjoyed and gleefully participated in the posting. I think baby pictures are adorable, I love seeing the spiral permed hair superimposed on my friends faces. Yes, the guys were wearing short shorts. No, we did not see these pictures before, it was before the digital age. Yes, your parents were actually cool. No, we did not have Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and all the other social platforms.
It is fun for the older users of these social media groups to see what funny picture a friend will pull out of their dusty photo albums and post for the rest of us to enjoy. It floods my mind with memories of a past life. When my biggest worry was what I will wear to the mall on Saturday. Times they have changed. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I will take the worries, the responsibilities and all the freedom that come with them.
Trends will come and go, usually faster than I can keep up with. Yet some trends can spark a memory of people and places that have been in your past far too long. Embrace your past, good or bad, it has helped make you the person you are today. Loving yourself is your most important responsibility in the here and now. But it sure is fun to look back and see how far you have come! Happy Throw-Back-Thursday! These are the first three photos I shared on WordPress.