In honor of Alia’s Dress for Change Project, I went to the salon on Friday and got the cut and color you voted on.
I went a tad shorter because my ends were so frizzle fried. When she cut off the end of my ponytail and held it up, it looked strikingly similar to roadkill. Glad that’s not on my head anymore.
She filled my head with enough foil to pick up a few satellite channels and I kept hoping I’d get reception for the second season of Call the Midwife but no such luck. However, I did get some golden caramel highlights and that was pretty awesome. I suppose I’ll just have to be content reading Call the Midwife while waiting for the BBC to share the next season with us poor Americans.
But I’m loving my cut. The ease of styling it is a major plus with my time strained schedule. Other than the giant glob of extra shampoo on my palm after forgetting I have half as much hair, it’s been smooth sailing. I can blowdry and style my hair in under 5 minutes. Whoa.
I added my super fast makeup routine every morning, which I’ll blog about soon as well as some deep investigation of what’s actually in my closet, what fits, what doesn’t, and what should have gone to Goodwill ages ago.
As per our agreement, I have got dressed everyday. You know it’s rare when my kids, my mother, and my husband have all asked me “Where are you going?” when they see me come out in the morning. I guess I take comfy clothes and no makeup to a whole new level most days. I have to remind them about my purpose project.
I’m getting tons of support from my husband. He really misses my greasy ponytail, oversized t-shirts with the holes in them, and my yoga pants with splotches of paint from my dining table refinishing project last summer but he’s managing.
So I just wanted to tell you, thank you for all your support.
I have witnessed your support both financially , in meeting the goal AND exceeding it by $122.00, and emotionally. You guys have blessed me with your very sweet comments, retweets, shares, and prayers. I’m actually kind of awed by your awesome!
My heart is full. I love you all and I am actually really excited about sharing this journey with you guys.
Speaking of sharing, as promised I will be writing a dress for the day post every Wednesday and linking it up at Dear Abby Leigh’s. I am not a fashion blogger, as if you couldn’t tell, but I think we’ll have some fun talking all things unfrumpy, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I have a lot up my sleeve, yes I am wearing a sleeve thanks to you guys, and I am really excited to unpack some of this journey.
I have been especially blessed by the women who struggle with their bodies, their weight, and their ability to get dressed and feel good about themselves. I know how you feel and I hope you will find some encouragement and support that you are worth it. At least that is what I keep telling myself, and you guys keep telling me. So join me this month as I take an honest look at what it means to commit to seeing beauty in the mirror.
I’m tired of being ashamed of myself, how I look, how I feel and while I’m praying for the woman who will receive the funds from my #purposeproject to start a new life in Ethiopia, I am also turning a new
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