Thought I’d Share This Little Gem…

7th Grade carlybish // carlybish photography

Thought you might like to see what the young carlybish looked like… This was 1997. I was in seventh grade. I had braces. And bangs that could not be controlled. And I had absolutely no idea how to smile for the camera (obviously).

I was talking with my friend Ian (and Internet-computer-HTML-everything-web-related guru) who hasn’t seen me since I’ve lost weight and cut my hair and gone platinum and he was all, “Yeah, I haven’t had a chance to see the new hair!” and I was all, “Dude, I feel better about myself than I ever have in my life!”

And it’s the truth! I cannot tell you how or why, but being 153 pounds (as of today! Whoo!) and with the short platinum hair, I feel more like myself than I ever have before! And I wish I had figured it out what myself felt like back in grade school (heck, by college age would’ve been nice) but it wasn’t until I started my business and started thinking about how I wanted to see myself in this industry that I actually discovered who that is! And man, it is awesome!

So, as you may know (if you follow me on Twitter or on Facebook), I’ve been doing some pre-packing for our move in 10 weeks—holy cow! It’s coming so fast!—and as I was gathering books to box up, I came across my old yearbooks. Thus, I thought I’d share…

So what’s YOUR awkward phase photo??

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  • smittengreta says:

    ohmigosh so cute! connnnnnnnngrats on the weight loss, i’m on that journey myself 🙂 my awkward phase you ask? well that would be 5th through 9th grade. yeah, it was a long few years. middle school was not kind to me. high school was though! 🙂

  • Evan H. says:

    I do find it a little funny that in this yearbook page EVERYBODY looks awkward.Frizzy hair, bad bangs, and smiles even more uncomfortable than yours.
    You’ve always been cooler than the rest of the crowd Carly. I’m just glad you actually know and feel that for yourself.

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