#20yearchallenge

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Appreciate your life and each day you're here. You never know what tomorrow brings.
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Be grateful for your good health, your happiness, your family, and your 'inner' beauty whatever age,  body shape or size you are. .
We are all different and unique and that's what makes each and everyone special.
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My photo was from 20 years ago ( so I must have been maybe in my early 40's as I'm now 64.  This was before filters and apps, but beautifully and flatteringly lit by the photographer. .
I know I didn't appreciate how I looked then and was certainly more critical of myself then than I am now in my old age. .
We all get older and should grow old gracefully or disgracefully if you prefer, whilst being your own person and not caring what others say or how they judge you- especially through social media. .
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Appreciate your life and each day you’re here. You never know what tomorrow brings.
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Be grateful for your good health, your happiness, your family, and your ‘inner’ beauty whatever age, body shape or size you are. .
We are all different and unique and that’s what makes each and everyone special.
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My photo was from 20 years ago ( so I must have been maybe in my early 40’s as I’m now 64. This was before filters and apps, but beautifully and flatteringly lit by the photographer. .
I know I didn’t appreciate how I looked then and was certainly more critical of myself then than I am now in my old age. .
We all get older and should grow old gracefully or disgracefully if you prefer, whilst being your own person and not caring what others say or how they judge you- especially through social media. .
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Christmas outfit no 3

Christmas outfit no 3.
Tbt 1970s.
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Christmas party time- back in the day.
I still have the "Wild Thing" applique and rhinestone  t-shirt. I think it was from City Lights Studio. .
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Tbt 1970s.
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Christmas party time- back in the day.
I still have the “Wild Thing” applique and rhinestone t-shirt. I think it was from City Lights Studio. .
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Back in day

Back in day.....
Circa 1970s
Wearing Kenzo.
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It's a shame that our younger selves don't appreciate or realise how good we look at the time and beat ourselves up wanting to be an improved version. Slimmer, curvier, longer legs, bigger boobs etc etc.
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Love yourself and love what you see in the mirror as you are now.
Accept your imperfections. They are what make you unique. .
Be confident in who you are. 
Confidence is sexy.
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Circa 1970s
Wearing Kenzo.
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It’s a shame that our younger selves don’t appreciate or realise how good we look at the time and beat ourselves up wanting to be an improved version. Slimmer, curvier, longer legs, bigger boobs etc etc.
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Love yourself and love what you see in the mirror as you are now.
Accept your imperfections. They are what make you unique. .
Be confident in who you are.
Confidence is sexy.
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Tbt to when I was probably around 15 or 16 years old

Tbt to when I was probably around 15 or 16 years old.
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When there was no social media, comparison anxiety, face-tune, filters, body-shaming, body-image worries or a need to feel compelled to look a certain way, to be a certain size or body shape.
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We all wanted to look our best and wear the latest fashions. .
We didn't eat fast food as it didn't really exist yet, or snack continuously throughout the day. .
So weight issues were less than nowadays as we ate a healthier and less processed diet. .
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When there was no social media, comparison anxiety, face-tune, filters, body-shaming, body-image worries or a need to feel compelled to look a certain way, to be a certain size or body shape.
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We all wanted to look our best and wear the latest fashions. .
We didn’t eat fast food as it didn’t really exist yet, or snack continuously throughout the day. .
So weight issues were less than nowadays as we ate a healthier and less processed diet. .
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#Tbt Me age 15 and age 28

Me age 15 and age 28.
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These photos are pre-social media when there were no filters on photos and no pressures to look a certain way. .
Of course there were those who were skinny too and those who were fat but no-one judged or had anywhere to post photos that weren't real. The only place to post a photo was in a personal photo album which stayed in your living room. .

No-one exercised, worked out or went to gyms in the same 'addicted to fitness' way so our bodies were a different shape and less toned than gym bodies of nowadays. .
Maybe we did ballet or horse riding or swam or did some form of sport at school and beyond but only for our personal enjoyment. Not with the same end goals to have the perfect Instagram body. .
We didn't compare or judge. 
No pressures to look a certain way.
We were happier and more confident in our body image then. 
Free to be who we were. .
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These photos are pre-social media when there were no filters on photos and no pressures to look a certain way. .
Of course there were those who were skinny too and those who were fat but no-one judged or had anywhere to post photos that weren’t real. The only place to post a photo was in a personal photo album which stayed in your living room. .

No-one exercised, worked out or went to gyms in the same ‘addicted to fitness’ way so our bodies were a different shape and less toned than gym bodies of nowadays. .
Maybe we did ballet or horse riding or swam or did some form of sport at school and beyond but only for our personal enjoyment. Not with the same end goals to have the perfect Instagram body. .
We didn’t compare or judge.
No pressures to look a certain way.
We were happier and more confident in our body image then.
Free to be who we were. .
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National old headshot week

National old headshot week.

Me from what seems a 100 years ago! 
We don't appreciate how we looked when we were young until we are older.
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Me from what seems a 100 years ago!
We don’t appreciate how we looked when we were young until we are older.
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