Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gone! Gone! Gone!

My hair's gone, that is. Yup, chopped it all yesterday. This weekend I will be sending what would fit into a ponytail off to Locks of Love because I hope that some kid who is having to face all sorts of other ordeals won't have to feel awkward with people looking at them because they've lost their own hair.

Besides this, I get these random urges to change things up once in a while. It hit about a year ago with the chopping the hair. See how much self control I have? I waited a whole year to make sure there was enough to donate! So... here's the before, during and after!

This is how long my hair was....

There's the donation...

And TA-DA! Were you worried there for a moment? I wasn't! One... this isn't the first time I've had it short and two... I had the amazing Tanya Heaton Moir doing all the styling for me!

P.S. To all the moms out there: When you're daughter is 25 and decides to do anything with her hair, a simple "that's nice" will do. You're both too old to be dealing with your mourning over the loss of her long hair and the ability to put it in a ponytail.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Age Game

So yesterday I was told twice-- that's right twice-- that I look younger than I am.

The first was a girl from my ASL class. She mentioned that she was eighteen and when me and the other girl in our small group called her young, she said we weren't much older. When we asked her how old she thought we were she said I looked twenty-two.

The second was a co-worker who, when I mentioned something about my mission in Florida, gave me a funny look. "You're not old enough to have already been on a mission," she said. Again, when asked how old I looked, she said twenty-one or twenty-two.

The amazing part in all this? I've surpassed the age when being told I look younger is actually a compliment!

Oh the discoveries!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Long time, No Blog

I realized the other day that it's been a while since I've posted anything. This isn't so much because I'm busy (although I am), but that my life has been rather mundane as of late. Most of what's exciting are events I'm looking forward to. Then I realized it's somewhat ungrateful for me to think of all my little blessings as mundane.

So here's just a few things I'm excited and very grateful for:

~Going to Italy in May-- made possible by a VERY generous and annonymous donor. I hope someday to have the means do to the same!

~Getting a new digital SLR. I love film, but I'm looking forward to getting to play around a bit without the cost of film. (Plus the time in developing.)

~Enjoying the rest of this semester. I have great teachers and I'm finally getting used to the new schedule.

Other things I'm grateful for? My health, my shockingly good looks, great-grand friends and family, and warm days in the midst of snowy ones!

Life may be a bit same old right now, but all the same I love it!