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My Photo Decade Challenge – Blogmas Day 14

Hello everyone! Welcome to Blogmas Day 14! Today I wanted to participate in the Photo Decade Challenge.

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I don’t know if that’s really the official name for the challenge but basically you show a photo of yourself in 2009 and then one from 2019 and state all that you’ve accomplished in those ten years. I saw it on Twitter but wanted to do it on my blog instead!

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Here’s the photos! On the right is me in 2009, moving into my dorm room as a freshman at Elmhurst College. On the left is a blurry me in 2019, graduating from Elmhurst College for the second time but this time with an MBA. I sent a photo from my freshman year to my friend Erin who immediately said “you look the same!” so I guess there’s no further question as to why I get carded every time I order a drink. Also, my hair was super short and I was super skinny back then. But a lot has happened in the last ten years so here’s a short list for you!

  • What I’m most proud of: my graduations! As I mentioned, I started undergrad ten years ago and graduated in January of 2013 with my Bachelor’s of Science. Then I started grad school in 2017 and graduated in May of 2019. I didn’t fully realize that I had accomplished this within ten years so that was just really cool and I am really proud of that.
  • I’ve started traveling more! I started going to Mexico every year to see my grandfather, I’ve travelled for work, and I even went on a solo trip as well as a girls trip this year. I really like traveling and plan to keep it up in the next decade.
  • I started working in this decade! I didn’t have a job until after college and then got my first “real” job! Even if I hate it right now, it’s still a pretty big accomplishment!
  • I started my blog four years ago, so that was really awesome!
  • Bought my first car! I named him Bruce, after Bruce Wayne aka Batman.
  • I started trying to not only buy better quality items when I spend money but also spend less overall by not buying unnecessary items. For example, when I redecorated my bathroom I knew I was going to spend money but didn’t buy things that I didn’t really need, like a full set for the sink of a soap dispenser and such. Also, when I bought new glasses recently I decided to splurge and get a pair that I both really liked as well as one that would last me at least 5-6 years (assuming my prescription doesn’t change). It might seem like a small change but that’s one that’s important to me!

So that’s my photo decade challenge! Let me know if you’ve done the challenge so I can check yours out!

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    • It honestly blew me away how much happened and how fast it went! I can’t believe 2009 was already ten years ago and yet here we are! I hope you do it too though so I can read all you’ve done. You have such a cool life and I’m so curious! I’m also curious at how many musicals you’ve seen in the last ten years haha!


  1. How fun, Pamela!! You still look just as young!! πŸ™‚ Congratulations on all you have accomplished in the past 10 years! Your graduations really are something to be most proud of & I’m so happy you started this blog 4 years ago. ❀ The last one is something I really need to learn & work on. Thank you for always inspiring me! ❀

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    • Thanks Hunida! Literally, I just can’t get mad if someone cards me because I look the same LOL (I wouldn’t ever actually get mad tho, that’s still a compliment!). And thank you, that’s so sweet of you to say!!! I know, I really want to make more sustainable choices and more financially responsible choices. New decade, new spending habits LOL! Thank you in turn for inspiring meeeee!!!

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