Friday, 7 March 2014

Then & Now

Going down memory lane is one of the most fun and horrifying things you can do with your time. Whilst it may be fun to laugh at old, inevitably horrible pictures of myself, I can't help cringing at the utter mess of a human being I was before March 2014. Yup, it's that recent everyone.

Nostalgia hit hard searching for the perfect now & then pictures to show how much & little I've changed. Looking at old pictures brings you back to such a simpler time.

I was tagged by the lovely Samantha Heather to play the Now & Then game. Where I showcase to you how much (or little) I've changed over the years!

Now: Where do I even start? Everyone from Milo from the Lost City of Atlantis, to Adam Levine to Captain Jack Sparrow to... Pewdiepie.

Then: Every male involved in Twilight.  
Now: I basically only watch Youtube and youtubers I enjoy. Recently I've been watching tons (and I do mean tons) of CTFxC and Pewdiepie. And cartoons.

Then: An endless plethora of cartoons. If it was on Nickelodeon, I watched it.
Now: A lot of Eminem, Drake, Hoodie Allen, B.O.B. & rap in general. 
Then: With pre-teen angst running high: Jesse McCartney, Avril Lavigne, Teeny-bopper Sean Kingston. 
Now: Short, straight with highlights 
Then: Crazy twists and braids. 
Now: Watching Youtube, writing & reading.
Then: Further indulging in that plethora of cartoons, and riding my bike outside
Now: University text books (I hate them with a deep burning passion in my soul).
[This year though: The latest wimpy kid book, The Program by Suzanne Young]
Then: Judy Blume, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, earlier diaries of a wimpy kid, Series of Unfortunate Events.
Now: What style?
Then: What style?
Now: Ain't nobody got time fo' that. 
Then: Way too concerned with what I really shouldn't have let get to me. 
Now: Realizing that my dreams aren't worthless and that they are 100% worth fighting for. 
[Writing, Photography, Photo/Video Journalism] 
Then: Wondering what my dreams were and if they were worth the fight. 

I'd like to tag:


& anyone who'd like to give it a go!

Link me your posts down below if you've done it, or are planning to.


x Leah Symonne x


  1. It truly is amazing how much (and yet still how little) we change over the years. I have finally found my voice, for instance, and can more easily stand up for myself and others I care about whereas I used to keep to myself. Although that's still a struggle for me, I'm learning every day. I think that finally, at 25, I can be proud of that.


  2. This is a beautiful post because it is always crazy how much and how little we change over the years! Everything and nothing is different.

  3. Such a nice blogpost! It's so interesting how you've changed as you've got older. Love it x

  4. Thank you for tagging me in this! I shall get round to it eventually :) I love posts like these, it's always lovely to look back and see how much you've changed. Do you ever find that all the reading for uni is slowly starting make you dislike reading for pleasure? I haven't read a good novel in like 2 years now but every time I try it feels like I'm reading for uni assignments haha.

  5. wow always cute

  6. Ive been listening to a lot of rap lately too! :)
    Check out to see the photo's I took in America!

    Stay pretty doll xxxx

  7. aaaw I should do something like that as well. it's amazing how people can change during a couple of years :)


  8. Aw I love everything about this! It's so great to see how much people can change over the years. Thanks for participating - you're wonderful!

    P.s. you are such a cutie in that photo

  9. It's amazing how you grow and your tastes change! You are still cute! You always will be. Great post.

  10. Cute! This is a good idea for a tag :)

  11. Great post! You were such a cutie! :)

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  12. I really love this post and your blogstyle!
    would you like to follow each other on GFC, dear? I'd like to keep in touch!
    Let me know with a comment on my blog, I promise that I'll follow you back!

    J'aime les feuilles rouges

    xoxo Marta

  13. I enjoyed reading this so much! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, you "made my life" ;) I just also wanted to mention, that I have recently added a blogroll page on my blog with blogs I love to keep up with and yours is def one of them! So thank you for and congrats on being so awesome ❤ (not that I think it's an accomplishment, that I think you're awesome... I just... I'll stop now)

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