Requested by @gd3
Reaching WAY back in time for this..
  1. Carol Seaver from Growing Pains.
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  2. I was a super-brainy nerd like her in my younger teens.
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    Glasses, bookworm, not many friends.
  3. Slowly I started to grow up.
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    Lost the glasses, grew out the mullet.
  4. Eventually a young woman emerged.
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    Makeup, smiles, friends.
  5. The parallel ends there. But then again, so did the show, not long after that.
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  6. It helped tremendously for my shy, dorky awkward self to have a character to connect to.
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    Especially when she and Bobby got to know each other, because I was terrified around boys.
  7. I don't know where Carol Seaver would be today, but I imagine her as capable, confident and together.
    On the cheesy reunion movies, she was a lawyer. Not me at all, but made sense for her character.
  8. Thanks for the request!