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it was ‘hair day’ today. just a bit of a trim & clean up as i start to grow it back out, but the real news was that i finally got the silvery-white that i’ve been after for months and months now (or, i got super close… still seems a touch more blonde / platinum to me than truly a silvery-white, but c’est la vie).
sadly, this may end up being the last time i get the color, will have to see how it goes. i may try one more time because i do really love this.. but i felt dizzy while getting the color done, and am feeling a bit off now too. if i can skip the migraine i will probably try one more time as it starts to grow out, but again… will see.
either way, i have to say that it feels AMAZING to do something that i’ve been thinking about and wanting to do for literally at least 6 months or so (maybe longer, i keep thinking i started looking at these hair images in the fall of 2018!). i was afraid to do it for the longest time…. what if it didn’t come out quite how i’d envisioned? what if it just looked horrible on me? what if i felt silly and didn’t have the confidence to carry it? what if it looked like i was trying too hard? etc… etc… but in the end, i decided (again) that it’s just hair. if i hated it i could always do a super short pixie cut and just let it all grow out again from there #lessonlearned
but, as it turns out, i don’t hate it. i love it #anotherlessonlearned
sometimes taking a chance (especially on something that’s been tugging at the heart for so long) really is just the ticket, you know?
dear you, please remember this.
and now for some gratitude
obviously, i think, i’m grateful for the courage to go get the hair done this way. i’m grateful for Troy for being so amazing with the cut, and for Karen who is a master of all things color <3
i’m also grateful for Aveda, because truly… i am pretty certain i could not have had this done anywhere else with the chemicals they use… but because Aveda’s products are plant-derived (thank you, plants!), i did not end up with a migraine (though i am a bit dizzy, so i’m also grateful i don’t need to drive or go anywhere!)
i’m grateful that i’m feeling heads & tails better today. i really think there must be something to that 3-day thing that i’ve now noticed twice. #notingthenoticing
i’m grateful for the kindness of other people, anywhere and everywhere i see / experience it
i’m really grateful for the air conditioning - especially when it’s SO STINKING HOT outside, like now :-)
Happy Saturday, friends!