Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Going 80s at Least in Hair

Here ya go!!! It's bigger when dry.
I permed my hair!!! Since goal number two (CHINA) is only one week and four days from coming true, I decided I needed a new look. It has taken me forever to grow out my hair so I wanted to keep the length, and I didn't really want to change the color. Curls became the answer!!! I wanted something drastic because my life has been changing drastically over the past several months. Change your life change your hair as my mother always says!!!

Adventure to the land of the dragon!!!
This has been a seasons of lasts for me as I finished my last issue as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, presided over my last meeting as President of Crusaders for Life, worked my last day at the Kindness Foundation, moved out of my dorm room, took my last final, and attended my last school chapel. I am relieved that the responsibility has toned down for a bit. On the other hand, I feel like my life as I know it is ending. The I couldas and I shouldas have been plaguing my mind as well as the what nows and OMGs!!! 

As I sat in the stylists' chair for five hours, all of these things ran about in my chemically soaked head. What am I going to do with my life? Have I really made a difference at Carey? and blah blah blah blah blahs of a young woman about to graduate. The curlers came out and with each ringlet I realized that it doesn't matter what happens next . . . wait what? Did I really just say that?

Yes I just said it really doesn't matter what happens next. This does not mean we can just sit back, pop  open a coke, and let life pass us by. It means that just as I was so enthralled by the birth of my curls we should be enthralled by the birth of each new moment. I could plan out my entire life and then something could happen ten minutes from now to change everything. All I can count on is the step right in front of me.

The next step for me is preparing to leave for China. I have dreams that span beyond the next three months abroad, but I must take this step to even think about those dreams coming true. Learning to go one step and one day at a time is a hard lesson. Just ask a few of my friends ~wink, wink~!!! Starting this lesson is actually easy . . . you take a breath then you take another.

Look at your to do lists and calendars to decide what comes as the next step for you. Maybe you need something drastic to get your butt moving or maybe you just need to refocus your attention. Soon your day dreams will become closer to reality and you'll find yourself much more productive.

When you climb you look just a few grips ahead at a time!
Don't worry if you slip and look too far ahead for too long. We do have to look at the big picture sometimes to see how far we've come and how far we have left to travel. Celebrate your successes and learn from your mistakes. As Miley Cyrus sings "It's not about how fast we get there or what's waiting on the other side. It's the Climb."

Who knew so much could come from my now 80s curly hair do?!

1 comment:

  1. This is so encouraging! Thank you for being positive! It helps me to see how much is possible and to consider refocusing and going just with the next breath and not always looking at 2 or 3 months down the road! ;)