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As an introvert, I pride myself on seeing things about people that they may have never even noticed about themselves. Little habits that they do when they're nervous, the way their look when they're secretly pleased, realizing that someone's not nearly as cruel as you thought.
Unfortunately, as wise and all-seeing as you feel, this people watching gift isn't always as cools as it sounds. On the next few pages, I list why.
I could have very easily written a blog post on what I saw at the Barber Motorsports Museum this last weekend during my trip to Birmingham, Alabama. I love writing...but I love taking pictures, too. So, see what I saw! Enjoy what I enjoyed! And come out of this with one simple, clear message...
Motor vehicles are pretty.
Please view and enjoy!
Well, here we are again.
New Year’s Day, 2014.
It’s a time for perspective and a time for looking into the future.
What resolutions will be broken by the end of the summer? Of this month? Of this weekend?
What will change in our lives that we never could have expected?
I began this post fully expecting to write a list of what I intended to focus on this year. I intended to detail things like my intention to take Contortion classes, take ballet classes, dive into my “Year of Music,” finish writing that durn Blackwell fanfiction before the real game comes out in early spring, gain the gusts to travel with friends/family/on my own for vacation, fulfill my annual quota of two separate dating escapades, learn Japanese fluently by the end of the year, expand my knowledge of a personal hair care line, and successfully test for my second degree black belt in Taekwondo.
But that’s just selfish.
Instead, I would rather ask a question.
Who is tired of how their life is going?
About two weeks ago, I had an epiphany about making my twist outs and Curlformer sets last longer.
I was staying with family out of town and was so exhausted one night I didn’t even bother pulling my satin cap out of my luggage. Instead, I merely pineappled my freshly Culformed hair and went to sleep. In my drowsy state, I was faintly nervous about how messed up and frizzy my hair would be in the morning—but not nervous enough to get up.
The next morning, I took my hair down to check it and was absolutely shocked at how straight and clean my roots were. I flipped my hair back—and forth—much to the amusement of my family, then pinned it back up and went along my way. That evening, I drove home and put on my satin scarf and bonnet as usual, turned up the heater in my apartment as usual, and went to bed.
The next morning, my roots were puffy and fused together with frizziness.
An annoying conundrum, you say? You bet. And I intended to get to the bottom of it immediately.
One thing that has always eluded me is the ability to grow my hair past my shoulders. While this may not be a big deal to most, it’s something that I’ve never experienced my entire life. Due to poor maintenance, heat damage, and chemical damage, my hair has never been a pretty picture.
Ever since I stopped getting relaxers and began growing my hair naturally, I’ve experienced health and growth that I have never seen before. My hair is, as of this post, about an inch above my bra strap—and shockingly, it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down.
I've already surpassed my personal goals. Now I want to see if I can reach a length that I’ve never even fathomed before.