Have you met someone in person who reminds you of yourself a decade ago?
I did. Yesterday. At work.
She is in the same line of work I had started out in- qualitative research
She had the same confident, slightly over animated way of presenting that I did
She was comfy with herself and the questions were handled honestly and well, despite the audience being obviously older
She even had big eyes, short hair, very Fab India clothes, was dark, tall and lean( that was definitely long ago for me)
It also turns out she is from my Alma mater
I did not think anyone else would have felt the same but 2 of my friends at work asked me if she reminded me ( immensely) of the old me!! My boss wanted to recruit her saying she reminded him of the young me he had recruited years ago .
I was flattered ......and strangely hurt.
So which part of me had changed so much from the me of yore??
To me I am MUCH fatter but otherwise the same
I am not sure that is the only change my colleagues see in me....hmmmm.
Maybe I should think a little about this.