UA-114812973-16 Well Rounded: January 2017

Spontaneous

Yesterday I did something extremely spontaneous, and I had this realization. Spontaneity is good for the soul. 

Let me backtrack a little. I've always had long hair. I've always done pretty similar haircuts and never gotten more than two or three inches cut off. But lately I was just feeling like I need a change in my life, I need to be more open to new things. 

Yesterday I got a call from my salon saying they had an opening that day. I jumped on it so quick because I hadn't cut my hair since April 2016 and I needed it bad. So I hurried to find a picture to show the stylist. A tiny part of me wanted to just chop it all off but I knew I couldn't do that. A couple of people told me they thought it would look great, but I knew I just couldn't! 

I got to the salon and told the stylist what I wanted, and then very briefly told her a little part of me wanted to just chop it off. And she said, "LET'S DO IT!". She proceeded to tell me how great my natural curls would look with a bob, how it is very in style, and how much fun it would be. I still couldn't do it. But to push her off a little I said, let's decide after you wash it. We got back in the chair and I said, "You know what? It is just hair, it will grow back. Let's do it!" 

Guys, I chopped off probably a good 8 inches. I've never done anything that spontaneous before. Everyone was expecting for me to come back with just a little trim. Shoot, I was expecting to come back with just a trim and maybe some bangs! 

Okay, I'll get to my point, which isn't about me getting my hair cut. But how great it felt to do something spontaneous and outside of my comfort zone. I like to think I'm a fun person, but I'm not a risk taker, especially not when it comes to my hair. 

The freeness you'll feel is hard to describe. I didn't overthink it, I didn't worry about "what if I don't like it?!", I didn't worry about who wouldn't like it, I just did it, for me. There is something to be said about letting go of controlling everything and just being.

So now that you've read all about my crazy moment of chopping off my hair, I leave you with a challenge. Go do something you would never do - no, you don't have to chop your hair off or do something permanent. But go do something spontaneous and that will push you out of your box or bubble. I promise you'll thank yourself later!

P.S. I have no idea how to style short hair so people help me!

Stay awesome!
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#thankfultuesday - Happier

Those who are grateful tend to be happier and those who are happy tend to be more grateful - Lloyd K. Newell


1. I am grateful for this talk about joy. It has helped me so much the past few months. 
2. I am grateful for the outdoors, even if it is cold. 
3. I am grateful to live so close to my parents!
4. I am grateful for the most wonderful nights Blake and I have been able to spend together the past few weeks.
5. I am grateful my mom is finally getting better. She had pneumonia! 
5. I am grateful for a great job that teaches me something new each and every day!
6. I am grateful for the fitness Instagram account I have with two of my friends that really motivates me to exercise and be healthy! Check us out @strongnotskinny_3 .
7. I am grateful that it is supposed to be 50 next week! Seriously, it should only be cold in December and then 75 the rest of the year.
8. I am grateful that Blake's car started this morning. Long story, but it was nothing short of a miracle.
9. I am grateful for happy, positive people. You really make my life so much better!!
10. I am grateful to all those who believe in me. 

Stay awesome!

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A Day Off

This past year Blake has been finishing up his pre-req's for nursing school. Because of this, he had to work weekends and very rarely had a Saturday off. After he finished up with finals we found ourselves with a free Saturday, which happened to coincide with my sister and her family coming to Seattle from Portland! So we drove up Friday night and spent the night and Saturday with them. 

They had planned some adventurous things for us but after our trip to the Fremont Troll and Gas Works Park, we were way too cold to be any more adventurous so we headed to the Museum of Flight. I'm not sure who enjoyed it more, Blake or the kids. 

All great places! If you've never been to Seattle, or if you've been 100 times, you should still check these places out. Great iconic Seattle landmarks, and fun for all ages!

Gas Works Park
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The Museum of Flight

Stay awesome! 
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