Age 20. I took care of my father when not at school or work, bought a delightful Quartz Silver 1987 Acura Integra, joined G1Teg.org and started taking Automotive Technology classes. I didn't know it then, but those were the days. My favorite things to wear were car-themed shirts, dark colors and simple patterns.
Age 22. This picture is from the first time that I drove Snowflake, my Frost White 1996 Acura Integra GS-R. I worked hard but played even harder and made plenty of time for car stuff. I planned local Integra enthusiast gatherings in Maryland and Virginia, and actually met the man that I would eventually marry at one of those gatherings. My favorite things to wear were bright colors and funny shirts.
Age 23. I had just gotten Snowflake, my Frost White 1996 Acura Integra GS-R, back from the body shop after a fresh paint job complete with pink and green pearl. This was a few months after Dan and I started dating, and this picture was taken after a Team-Integra Maryland gathering. My favorite things to wear were bright colors and tie-dye.
Age 24. This picture was taken in my Anthracite Metallic (gunmetal) 2003 Acura 3.2 CL Type S 6-speed that I bought for a great deal and fixed up in Auto Tech school. This is the year that I ran on a road course for the first time and bought my CT Engineering Icebox intake, which I still have. My favorite things to wear were dark colors and tie-dye.
Age 25. This picture was taken in front of my Anthracite Metallic 2003 Acura 3.2 CL Type S 6-speed at the local Meet and Greet. I won the Halloween costume contest and won an Advance Auto Parts gift card as a prize. That was a really fun night and I eventually used the gift card to buy a jug of oil and a filter. My favorite things to wear were flowy clothes and fun patterns.
Age 26. This picture was taken in Snowflake, my Frost White 1996 Acura Integra GS-R. Dan found a reservoir in Ashburn, VA and wanted to take pictures of my car there so he took me out for a little adventure. This was the year that I moved to Virginia, finished up at Montgomery College and started attending UMUC. Those were exhausting times, but good times. I started on my fitness journey that fall and I smashed my goals, set new goals and smashed those too. My favorite things to wear were dark colors and sweaters.
Age 27. This picture was taken in my Anthracite Metallic 2003 Acura CL Type S 6-speed. I was glowing because I was doing well academically, personally and professionally. I lost 35 pounds between Halloween 2013 and Halloween 2014, and my confidence and health improved as a result. My favorite things to wear were bright colors and more fitted styles.
Age 29. I set out to change my life before turning 30. We adopted Turbo from @barcsanimal_shelter and brought her home in the Taffeta White CL-S 6-speed. We bought back the Quartz Silver 1987 Integra shown in the first picture of this series. I participated in my first High Performance Driving Event, also in the white CL. I finally got proper relief after years of battling migraines that did not respond to conventional treatments. I definitely changed my life before turning 30 and feel so blessed, thankful and thrilled. My favorite things to wear were activewear and beautiful dresses. www.JustCurvyThings.com