I Survived Adolescence. Did you? Share your photos!
I’m still focused on adolescence and middle school/junior high for this episode of #ThrowBackThursday.
Last time I shared my 7th grade school photo with you. (Oh the horror of those awkward days!) This Thursday I’m putting my 8th grade photo up for all of you to see.
I think this is a bit better than my 7th grade pic, but still – my glasses are soooo BIG. I don’t think I could have found a bigger pair of glasses if I tried. And, my nose still appears a bit larger than the rest of my face.
Gosh! I’ve come a long way since those adolescent days.
Take the #ISurvivedAdolescence Challenge
How many young people getting ready to start Junior High and High School are feeling the same way I did all those years ago? I hope seeing my photo helps them to understand that adolescence and puberty are stages that we all go through. Adolescence is awkward and puberty isn’t always pretty, but it is only temporary. It is a rite of passage that all humans must go through. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, where you live, what color your skin is, if you are a boy or a girl – if you are human, you are going to go through puberty at some point. And, I want young people to know that I survived adolescence and they will too.
I challenge you to take the Pretty Proof I Survived Adolescence Challenge and post a photo of yourself from adolescence using the hashtag #ISurvivedAdolescence. Let’s show the tweens and teens going through this not-so-fun stage of life that we have all been there and we survived.
Please post, tweet, blog, and share an awkward photos of yourself and the phrase #ISurvivedAdolescence and so will you!
Because when you know you’re not alone you feel better. And, just maybe we can make a difference in a young person’s life.