In 1994, I was fourteen years old, sported hair that was a sleek pixie when I was right out of the salon, but promptly started poofing within a week. I was a freshman in high school, active in nerdy extracurriculars like speech team, drama club, choir and academic bowl, and primarily wore jeans and flannel shirts.
In 2014, I’m thirty-four years old, and I wear my hair in a curly bob died garnet red. I have a B.A in Economics and an M.A. in Library and Information Studies. I work full-time in the tech industry. My outside of work hobbies include baking, online roleplay games, and my cat. This fall, I’ll mostly be wearing jeans and flannel shirts.
But I swear some things have changed.