The 7-year-old version of Shannon Mason (at the time) differs in most ways from the 26-year-old Shannon Brock you see today.
She was blonde, petite, shy and more concerned about finding her favorite My Little Pony than fact-checking a news story.
But there is at least one thing these two versions of me have in common – we’re absolutely crazy about the words “back to school.”
I know, I know – it sounds insane. But I truly have loved school since I was old enough to go, and I always have loved back-to-school shopping.