17 Is The New 40

“This magnificent awkward moment was my high school graduation photo from 1997. I remember thinking to myself ‘don’t fall, don’t fall, don’t fall!’ while precariously balanced on what I can only assume were old books under a wrinkled drop cloth. When the photos were sent to me I was too mortified to give them to anyone; in fact I still have the full sheets of them in a bin in my basement. I’m actually 17 in this photo, and I just recently turned 40. Not everyone gets to experience their 40s twice in life. I just happened to do it the first time when I was in my teens.”

(submitted by IG @shannon_l_norberg