Abby throughout the years

We interrupt blogging about my trip to the U.S. for this important post. Everyone who sees pictures of me as a child says I haven’t changed at all. Chileans say I have cara de guagua (a babyface) and to that I say, thank you! Because even if it means that now I get confused for my students and people don’t take me as seriously, it means that when the rest of the people my age are getting wrinkly and grey, maybe I will still look younger than my years.

So what do you think, have I changed much over the years? Or am I just the same as when I was 8 years old?

11th grade, age 16. This was the shortest my hair ever was in high school. Also, I know, sit up straight!

 

9th grade, age 14. This is my personal favorite. I may or may not have worn that tank top so much that it disintegrated. I'm pretty sure it was from Delia's.

6th grade, age 11. This was the re-do picture, and it still came out awful. My hair was LONG (I hadn't cut it in years, but finally did mid-way through 7th grade).

5th grade, age 10. I used to hate this picture, but now I think it's cute, besides the fact that I look so pale.

4th grade, age 9. Growing up, this was always my favorite school picture, can't remember exactly why.

3rd grade, age 8. Awwww! I actually picked out that dress myself. Yes, it's a sailor's dress. I remember being stressed out because we had gym class the day of school pictures but I still wanted to wear that dress, so I brought a change of clothes. It was really hard to put the tights on by myself in the bathroom.

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13 thoughts on “Abby throughout the years

  1. Haha too cute!! And I know where you’re coming from with the cara de guagua thing – I’d get that from Chileans all the time too. Way better than premature aging. Although I still get carded all the time in the US – even though I’m closer to 30 than 20!

    • Getting carded in the US was such a reverse culture shock for me. I was never prepared and always flustered when asked for my ID. Maybe because I was only over 21 in the US for about a year and a half before I moved to Chile. Wayyy not used to it!

  2. Haha too cute!! And I know where you’re coming from with the cara de guagua thing – I’d get that from Chileans all the time too. Way better than premature aging. Although I still get carded all the time in the US – even though I’m closer to 30 than 20!

    • Getting carded in the US was such a reverse culture shock for me. I was never prepared and always flustered when asked for my ID. Maybe because I was only over 21 in the US for about a year and a half before I moved to Chile. Wayyy not used to it!

  3. No one has EVER accused me of having a “cada de guagua,” even when I WAS a guagua! I HAVE been carded recently which is totally absurd. I have to agree with the Chileans—your face looks exactly the same now as it did when you were eight! How do you do that?!

  4. No one has EVER accused me of having a “cada de guagua,” even when I WAS a guagua! I HAVE been carded recently which is totally absurd. I have to agree with the Chileans—your face looks exactly the same now as it did when you were eight! How do you do that?!

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