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??