Hi Journal & Friends,
I've been wanting to do something for myself for years and years, yet always put it off, thinking it should be "earned". Such as a reward for when I got to X amount of weight loss.
Last week, I realized that I was worth it NOW. Sure, goals with little rewards along the way are fun. But this was different. I felt almost punished for having to wait so long. So... I did it. What did I do??
I couple of weeks ago, I went to a "real" hair salon and got my hair cut by a "real" hairdresser. Then last week I returned and had her put in "real" caramel highlights.
It might not sound like a big deal to some of you, but it's been over THIRTY YEARS since I darkened the doors of what we used to call a Beauty Parlor. And I was nervous. But she was so nice and patient, and I feel maaahhhavelous that I did it!
Here are before pics:
And here's the after:
It doesn't look like "my" idea of caramel, but I like it fine. Maybe next time I should take a "paint chip" in with me. :-D
Lastly, I just wanted to mention that I plan on taking the rest of April off from this blog, and do some thinking and catching up.
I'm excited and motivated, and want to do some long-term planning. I might pop in occasionally to read a few blogs, and will try to keep up with my art blog (Here) . And I'll probably sneak a peek on Facebook (my Facebook page) now and then... but my intent is to hugely reduce my computer time.
So... I hope you all have a wonderful April. I sure plan to! See all you wonderful people in May.
My book quote for today: "Being a warrior is not about the act of fighting. It's about being so prepared to face a challenge and believing so strongly in the cause you are fighting for that you refuse to quit." --Richard Machowicz, Unleash The Warrior Within
My verse for today: "Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord."
My quote for today: "If you want to get there, you can't be a shrinking violet." --Craig Sigl
Enjoy the Journey,