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10 year challenge

Updated: Jan 19, 2022

This past weekend we had the popular 10 year challenge all over social media. I like to join fun challenges like that plus it is really fun to see your life 10 years back. 10 years from now ill be 44 and I hope things are as amazing as they are today. The photo that I picked was from when I was serving a mission for the LDS church in Utah. I am wearing my missionary clothes which consist of a coat (it was cold at the time) and long skirt and a blouse or nice shirt and of course my LDS missionary name tag and the other photo is of me wearing a red faux leather bustier with a mini leopard skirt and a blond wig. Drastically different to say the least.

Most of the responses that I received where positive except for one that took me by surprise. It was from a lady that I had served my mission with. She was serving her mission in Utah along side with her husband and that is how we meet. She is really nice and very sweet woman and always very supportive of me and my missionary duties. When I posted the photo her response to it was "I miss the girl in the first picture. She was a great sister." In other words she did not like my transformation and preferred that I stay as I was 10 years ago. Not necessarily as a missionary but as an active member of the LDS church. I was taken back from her words and it got me thinking how important it is to change. A part of me wishes that I had stayed in the church but then I think to myself if I would have stayed I would have missed out on all the things I've created. All my wigs and all the clothes that I would have missed out on. Some would say I am missing out more from not being part of the church and not following all the rules and commandments. Others say that I could still do all my outfits but with modest clothes, but that would hindering on my creativeness and most importantly my expression. I do not regret what I have created and I am excited for the future and hope that in ten years from now I am just as proud of my creations as I am today.

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