It's time to switch gears from the unpleasant. It's time to reminisce...
So last week when I was at my parent's home for Thanksgiving (which turned out great by the way), my mother handed me a folder that contained my graduation yearbook, some old photos and all these newspaper clippings of me from my high school and collegiate career. It was a lot of fun to look back and laugh at some pictures, smile at others and say what the heck? to others. I took pictures of several of them and the snapshots turned out ok so I thought I'd share a few of them....feel free to smile and laugh with me, lol! (If you click on the pictures, you can read a little bit of the accompanying articles.)
Look at the size of my head and legs already, LOL!!!!
Me at about age 15...check out the heavy eyeliner, the baby cheeks and the popped collar...Lord have mercy...
My high school yearbook graduation picture
Long jumping as a junior athletes...look at my quads - they're the same size they are now...
I was two-time junior national bowling champion as well - don't mess with me - my high game is 264!
I won a national essay competition on Marcus Garvey
This was the picture I sent in to Stanford with my letter of application
They did an article in the newspaper once I get accepted and was offered a scholarship
Now in college, I made it to the finals of World Outdoor Championships, in Tokyo, Japan
PAC-10 Champ in the triple jump
I think I was getting ready for NCAA's
Check out the 'do, lol! I had cut my hair all the way off and it was growing back
Cartoon caricature of me in the local newspaper in The Bahamas after being selected for my first Olympic Games, held that year in Barcelona
Hope you had as good a chuckle as I did!
I gave my best...
5 years ago