2007 vs 2017

10 years ago I was thinking about where I would be now. The year was 2007 and I was in my second last year of high school. This is where I really started thinking about what I wanted to do when I “grew up.” Now I am there. I am that grown up. So, how different is life now than it was back then? Well, take a look for yourself in the 10 year tag.


Let’s ignore the quality of this photo. It was, after all, 2007 and cell phone cameras were just not as good as they are today.


How old were you?

Where did you go to school?
Alexander Road High School

Where did you work?
I didn’t.

Where did you live?
Port Elizabeth

Where did you hang out?
Greenacres mostly, probably.

What was your hair style?
Long and brown

Did you wear braces?

Did you wear glasses?
Yes, but I mostly wore my contacts

Who was your boyfriend/girlfriend?
I was a single pringle

Who was your celebrity crush?
David Beckham

Who was your regular-person crush?
I can’t say… I mean he was in my class though 😉

How many piercings did you have?

How many tattoos did you have?

Who were your favourite bands?
Westlife, Blue, Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte, Daughtry,

What was your biggest fear?
Not getting into university

What was your favourite colour?

Had you smoked a cigarette yet?

Had you gotten drunk yet?

Had you driven yet?


How old are you?

Where do you go to school?
I don’t! I do however go to a school every day… 😉

Where do you work?
I work at a school. I am a teacher.

Where do you live?
Port Elizabeth

Where do you hang out?
Walmer Park mainly

How is your hair style?
Long and blonde

Do you wear braces?

Do you wear glasses?
Yes – and contacts

Who is your boyfriend/girlfriend?
Still a single pringle

Who is your celebrity crush?
David Beckham will always make the list – also Zayn Malik, and Danny Cipriani

Who is your regular-person crush?
I don’t think this is the place to say that 😉

How many piercings do you have?

How many tattoos do you have?

Who are your favourite bands?
One Direction, Westlife, Anthem Lights, to be honest I listen to most kinds of music

What is your biggest fear?
That I will never get married

What is your favourite colour?

Have you smoked a cigarette yet?

Have you gotten drunk yet?

Have you driven yet?
I have. I even bought my first car this year.

The 10 year tag tag was found over on Thalia Skye’s blog.

So some things in my life have changed a LOT in 10 years, but some things have stayed pretty much the same. Have you done the 10 year tag before? What has changed in your life in the past 10 years? Let me know in the comments below!


Kirsty x



  1. July 19, 2017 / 11:45

    I have not done the 10 year tag, but seeing as I didn’t have kids 10yrs ago and now I have 3, it may be interesting to do. 🙂

    Enjoyed reading this…single pringle. lol.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      August 4, 2017 / 23:12

      It would be really interesting to read! 🙂

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