{Show & Tell} Seventeen

{Show & Tell} Seventeen

When you were 17, tell us what kind of car you drove, where you worked, and what you were usually up to on the weekends.

I drove a 1977 Malibu Classic that my dad bought for me at an estate auction.  It was bright orange and HUGE.  And I loved it! 

I worked as a waitress at Pizza Hut.  I loved that job.  We had so.much.fun at work!

Weekends were spent hanging out with friends.  My best friend had her own apartment, and I pretty much lived there on the weekends.  We did a whole lot of stuff that I probably shouldn’t confess to online.  Every weekend was an adventure with a great story to tell at the end of it.

Show us a picture of you when you were 17 {roughly}.

I had my Senior pictures done when I was 17. 

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I was really excited to have my dad come with me and to take a couple of pictures with him.  I didn’t have a single picture of the two of us together when I was growing up, so it was a big deal.

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I cried and cried (and cried!) when we got the proofs for the pictures.  I absolutely hated how my hair looked and swore that I would NEVER show them to anyone because they were so horrendous.

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Looking back, I can’t figure out what was so bad about my hair.  These days, I’d be more than content with a hair day like that one.

What I should have been crying about was this hideous sweater.

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Either way, my mom was nice enough to give in and agree to letting me do another session with the photographer.

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The second time involved more wardrobe choices that should have had me cringing.  But I managed to love the pictures that time around.

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When you were 17, tell us what you wanted to be when you "grew up." 
I wanted to be an Drug & Alcohol Counselor.

When you were 17, tell us the kind of boys that you dated. Did you have a type? Do you have a relationship you remember well? Tell us about it.
By the time I turned 17, I was in a relationship with the man who would eventually become my first husband.  He was your stereotypical bad boy.  We got married when I was 21 and separated two years later.  There was a lot of ugliness in that marriage.  And I am thankful every single day for the time that we were together because it makes me ever aware of how blessed I am to have the amazing husband and life that I do now. 

When you were 17, tell us where you pictured your life 10 years from then. Did it turn out the way you expected it to?
I fully expected to be finished with college, working in a career I loved and to be married with at least one kiddo.  In reality, I never finished college, was working at a job that I enjoyed but certainly didn’t love, and was in the midst of a 2-year long battle with infertility.

Playing along with Becky at From Mrs to Mama for the Show & Tell Link Party.

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2 thoughts on “{Show & Tell} Seventeen

  1. tricia

    found your site on facebook through Reno Moms, you look so adorable! What was wrong with your hair, you were 17, and at 17 we are very hard on ourselves. :) Love your blog!

    1. Aramelle Post author

      Hi Tricia…Thank you so much for stopping by to say hi! Yes, our 17 year old selves really put us through the wringer sometimes, don’t they? I look back now at all of these things that were “wrong” with me back then and just have to laugh.

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