Notes To My Younger Self

Borrowed dress, hand-me-down gloves, self-done up doo; Impact on fun at the Junior Prom—zippo.

*Note to self: Everything doesn’t have to be perfect to have the time of your life.

E.L. Chappel author of Spirit Dance/Storm Makers/Coming soon: The Surge

The way you feel on the inside, trumps the way you look on the outside, every time.

aka The Glamorous Wife



  1. Mary Smith Crofts on July 11, 2017 at 8:56 am

    If only I could keep that concept front and center in my mind! There have been countless times in my life when I threw on some cut off shorts and grabbed a shirt and flip flops, used my fingers as a brush to sweep my hair up into a Pebble’s pony tail and flew out the door to go on a last minute adventure with my kids or friends and guess what?? The pictures of me were great! Full of life and candid and healthy. It seems to be the excitement of anticipating the friend experience and the fun that “dressed me up” and not any make-up or carefully coordinated clothes. Hmmmmm!

  2. Kristy Von on July 12, 2017 at 11:35 am

    And what you don’t realize, Erin, people were real back then. Ray Carroll got one or two of his teeth playing football at Rosevelt High School. And guess what? He didn’t even get an implant. He brandished those teeth as a football trophy. Back then, a guy and his buddies would push a beat-up Chevy or Ford into their parents garage and work themselves to death so they’d have a ride to the winter formal.

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