Hello world…I have arrived.
So…this is my first attempt at writing a blog post. I guess I will start off by explaining what brought me here and what I plan to include on this site.
Well, I have always had an interest in art and anything that was creative. As a child, I used to draw and paint all of the time. I always carried a “doodle pad” as my mom called them. Most of them were newsprint sketchpads, but occasionally she would buy me the nice ones. I liked those best because when I erased, it didn’t smudge the lead every where or tear holes in my drawings.
My father is the one who introduced me to photography by giving me a 110 camera. He taught me about through the lens viewing (so that I would stop putting my thumb in the shot) and lighting. I continued to take pictures through out the years and took several photography classes in college. While in college, I majored in graphic design and upon graduation took a job as an assistant graphic designer for a real estate company. I currently work as a graphic designer for an internationally known “big name” company. Lol.
That all leads me to the present. I became interested in living a healthy lifestyle about a year and a half ago and lost 30 lbs in the process. I have a medical condition that required me to take several medications and because of my lifestyle change, I have been able to get off of all of them. About five months ago, I decided that if I didn’t want to put chemicals IN my body, why would I put them ON my hair?
I big chopped for the first time in October 2010 and liked my short hair cut so much, that I decided to cut it again the day before Thanksgiving 2010. I have been growing my hair out since then. It has definitely been an interesting journey, but I LOVE IT! I don’t think I would ever go back. I’ve learned to accept the bad with the good (some days it looks like a dirty cat is sitting on top of my head).
Anyway, that’s the short story. Lol. I promise to try to keep my posts shorter in the future.