I Remember That Girl! {1 Word Challenge}

Have you ever looked back at old photos and said "I remember that girl?". 
You look at a photo of yourself and you are instantly taken back to that moment in time - remembering how you looked, how you felt and what you did - just by looking at a single photo. I do!

I remember that girl! 
She was a slim, single mother to a 18month old daughter, returned to study to complete her Bachelor of Education and was diagnosed with depression.
That girl is ME! 

I remember that girl! 
It was her Graduation Day! She received her Bachelor of Education (Teaching: Primary). Her family and friends celebrated with her and congratulated her on achieving a dream that she has had since she was 8 years old - to become a teacher! She was very proud of herself!
That girl is ME!

I remember that girl!
She was confident & happy! She loved her body! She loved life and nothing was going to stop her! She was ready to take on the world! 
That girl is Me!

I remember THAT girl!
She loved wigs and dressing up! She went to costume parties with her Mum (yes, partying with her mother)! She was happy.
That girl is ME!  


I remember THAT girl. 
She always had a smile on her face, however behind that happy exterior, she was depressed and went through some really hard times! She lost her confidence, but she kept going, she had to - for her daughter. 
That girl is ME!

I remember THAT girl!
She met a guy and for the first time in a long time - she was ridiculously happy. She would smile from ear to ear every time her phone went off because it was text from HIM!  She was getting her confidence back, and falling in love! 
That girl is ME!

I remember that girl! 
She was fierce! She was in control of her mind, body & soul! She was a warrior! She was focused! She was determined!
That girl is ME!  

I remember that girl!
She just had her second baby. She decided to be a stay-at-home mum. She often struggles with her body (it hasn't bounced back as quickly as she liked), however she is determined to do something about it! She still has depression, but now has strategies to help her get through her low days. 
That girl is ME!

I remember that girl! 
She is a blogger at Teacher by trade - Mother by nature. She loves to organise & declutter her home (although she is a sentimental hoarder), she loves to dabble in photography, and she shares creative ideas with friends, family and anyone in the world. She writes about her Life, her Home & her Family. She loves her new journey as a blogger - it keeps her motivated and inspires her to be a better person. Blogging makes her happy.
That girl is ME!

I remember that girl! 
That photo was taken last week. 
THAT GIRL IS ME! 

This post is part of the 1 WORD Challenge hosted by Lisa at The Golden Spoons. 
The words this week were: REMEMBER, MAGIC and UNBREAKABLE! 


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18 comments

  1. I love that you took the opportunity to remember yourself! I enjoyed getting to know you a little better, too!

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    1. Thank you Lisa. Sometimes you just need to take the time to reflect and remember yourself, the good, the bad and the ugly (so to speak). I enjoyed this weeks #1Word Blog Challenge! Great words! Look forward to next week!

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  2. Great post, I totally agree with what Lisa said - great way of remembering who you are, and have been!
    I saw your blog on Kiwi Mummy Blogs - will definitely stick around and read some more :)

    girlonamissi0n.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Claire & thanks for stopping by! Would love for you to be a part of my little blogging community! :)

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  3. Excellent post and I love where you went with this week's word, Charlene! :) Remember. You made me want to dig out old pictures of myself and revisit/remember who I've been over the years - and that's not something I think of doing very often. Thank you for opening the door on this idea. It's a great and enlightening one! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Marcia. I really enjoyed writing this post and sharing something more personal with my readers, allowing them to get to know me better! :)

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  4. Awesome blog post Charlene!! Love reading your blog :)

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  5. Look at you!! Such an empowering post!! x

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  6. Thanks Once again Char so Happy to share looking back at your Life and seeing how far you have come! I wish you all the best, and the way forward will be so positive with so much to look forward to with your gorgeous wee family. XXXOOO Lacey

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Lacey! It means a lot! Thanks for all your support!

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  7. You bet! On my blog I am writing the story of how my husband and I met and fell in love...20 years ago. It is so much fun to walk down memory lane.

    Renee, cohost of the #shinebloghop

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    1. Oh Wow Renee - that is cool! I will have to check it out! Thank you for commenting!

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  8. I love this post hun. You are freaking awesome. Just always remember THAT! xx

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  9. LOVE this! Such great photos and awesome memories, all making up one pretty awesome person :)

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