Only 5 days left now! Day 25: How have you changed in the last 2 years?
Two years ago I was only 20 years old, I had just started my first proper job and was nervous as hell.
I’ve always been quiet and shy. I hate being in social situations where I don’t know anyone. I just kind of sit there and only speak when spoken to. In the last 2 years I’ve become so much more confident. I start conversations with people and I talk a lot more to people I don’t know.
Obviously I’m still not that outgoing, I blush wildly when I talk in a big group. I hate when full attention is on me. I still stick to situations I’m comfortable with but I’m definitely getting there.
A few years ago I hadn’t been able to say I had properly left the country. I went on holiday when I was 7 and to France on a school trip, but I had never been abroad with friends. Now, I have been to Venice and Rome. I went to the airport and got on the plane on my own, something I didn’t think would be possible for me. I’m also planning a trip to Amsterdam.
Two years ago I also hated driving. I hated being in the car and having people in there with me. I would only ever drive to work and to the shops, never on roads I hadn’t been on before. Two days ago I drove over an hour into a city just to meet my friend to go see a movie. I was so happy with myself.
I would like to believe my fashion sense has improved a lot as well. Two years ago I was an apprentice on £2.80 an hour. I could barely afford clothes, never mind the ones I actually wanted. Now that I’m on a proper wage, I can splash out on clothes I like.
There’s probably a lot more about me that has changed, I’m hoping there is. The main thing is how much more confident I am now.
There a few things I would like to work on, like not caring so much about what people think of me.