Many comments wanting to see "ME" in my glory days---
I don't know if you find young pics of yourself as embarrassing as I do, but my whole childhood was spent being awkward!
I was awkwardly tall – hitting 5 ft 9" by the time I was 13.
My hair was straight, thin, and wouldn't hold a curl without a ton of hairspray.
I wore glasses from the time I was two – after having surgery as a toddler to correct a lazy eye.
Back then surgeries like this were rarely successful – and I finally had laser surgery to correct the strabismus in both eyes around 2002.
Compile big glasses of the late 1970s with braces on my teeth and a Farrah Fawcett hairdo and this is what you get!
Me at 16.
Remember that song "for ugly girls like me at 17"?
I used to cry at night thinking that song was written specifically for me.
It's almost painful to look back at these pictures and remember how hard it was being a teenager back then – no – I would never wish to go back.
I kind of like the view from here :-)