I’m making myself feel very very old as it’s just dawned on me that my prom was FIVE YEARS AGO.
Five years ago, I waved goodbye to secondary school and went on to fail my first year of A-Levels, get back on my feet by achieving the HIGHEST grades for my Creative Media Production BTEC aaaaaand I’m currently scoring 2:1’s at uni, where I graduate this year…scary stuff.
Yep, I lost a few friends here and there but I’ve gained lifelong friends too…
I still feel like I’m that nervous 12 year old starting secondary school, I don’t feel ready to be a fully fledged 21-year-old adult.
Anyway, here’s my prom look from 2014. Weirdly it’s not as you’d expect, I went quite simple.
2014…wait, how long ago?!
Yep, I had straight hair. I went with a french braid too but it kind of fell out with the amount of dancing I did. I also realised I am the spitting image of my mother in this photo, aw.
I didn’t really fancy the whole fake tan, long dress, shoulders showing kinda vibe – nothing wrong with that, each to their own; it’s just not my style. To be honest, I’m not really a girly girl, so wearing heels and a dress to a public event was a big deal back then…still is now! I got my hair and nails done but that’s as far as I went with pampering.
Can we also please talk about my make up? Oh god. I didn’t start wearing make up properly until I was about 15 or 16 so I was still seeing what colours suited me. I didn’t wear foundation until I was 18, I just brushed a LOT of powder over my pale skin, ha!
Prom itself was a fun experience, I didn’t take that many photos – hence why I’m using the ones Mum posted on Facebook for my 21st! Recently, I’ve started visiting the hotel where it was held quite a lot as is where the Summer Tipi is, weirdly Josh had his prom there too!
It’s weird how life works out.
I’d love to say I’ve kept in contact with my friends from secondary school, but in all honesty – I just have them as ‘Facebook Friends’ now.
It is true though – you make lifelong friends at work and university. I don’t think I could actually survive university without my lovely Marty and Danny – what legends they are. We work really well as a team and sometimes we have to put our closeness to one side when it gets to serious work, which happens quite a lot when you’re studying and practising journalism.
Now, if you told me five years ago that I would have met my future boyfriend at work I would have just taken it on the chin…but that’s how I met Josh. Actually, it’s through our best friend Will. Thanks, Will, you are a gem…but our story is for another blog post, another time. Just know, it’s a looooong one, ha!
Sometimes it’s best to have a small circle of friends. I’m so glad to have Josh, Will and Jake – I would go MAD without them. Don’t feel any pressure whatsoever to have a massive group of friends – not everything is like a movie. You can have a select few friends who you trust with everything.
If I could give my 12 year old self some advice for starting secondary school, it would be to just be myself. I don’t think I was ever comfortable with being myself around anyone until I met the boys…I realised they are just as crazy as me! But I wouldn’t have it any other way!
See you on Wednesday!
Lots of love