A Stereotypical Rebellion (while I still can)

You know what has always been on my list to do?  Dye my hair a very unnatural color.

Sure , I have had the colors that have dipped my toe in the world of unnatural colors- a slightly richer red, a darker brown- but I have never jumped feet first into stop light reds, beautiful blues, or pretty purples.  In a few weeks that will change.  I would do it now, in fact it is taking a lot of will power not to run to the nearest beauty supply shop, but with my intense PE classes I have to wash my hair frequently and the color would fade in a week if I did it now.  Also consistent sweat with recently applied hair color=not pretty.  So, I will wait and obsessively weigh the color options in my mind.

I must admit it is a exciting and somewhat scary thing.  While in some places of San Diego such colors would not warrant the blinking of an eye, out here in the burbs it might attract some attention.  With being able to blend in now, I am curious to see if there will be a difference in behavior by strangers and people I know.  I’m guessing Bailey will nervously meow at me for days, he’ll be wondering what I put my head into to cause such a follicle reaction.  He has done this before with slight hair color changes…

Wait a minute!…maybe he will leave me alone for a few days…hmmm….maybe he will be scared of me and not try to wake me up every morning at 5:30am…very tempting…ugh, must resist urge to dye hair immidiately.

I’m sure my family members will be less than thrilled, but oh well I am practically 30 and they got off easy with my limited teenage rebellions.  The only person who’s feelings I took into consideration with this is John’s, and he’s cool with it.

I know this will only be a temporary thing, my hair is extremely stubborn and doesn’t like to hold onto color for too long, but in the meantime it will be fun.   Is it December yet?


Hopefully Writing is Habit Forming

With it being NaNoWriMo season, it has had me thinking about my own temporarily abandoned novel.  I will not be participating in the NaNoWriMo for fear of my GPA taking a a sharp nose dive, but I wonder if this is just an excuse…  A lot of people who are attempting this challenge have full time work, spouses, kids, and I’m sure many are students.  But here I sit in my cozy home office, fearing something that might absorb me for a limited time.  Writing is hard, it’s wonderful, but it’s hard.  I read a few things about the people attempting this feat of writing a 50,000 word novel in one month, it seems a lot of them have already written books (published and unpublished), and it makes me feel like a big ole coward.  These people have accomplished what I have been threatening to do for almost twenty years.  It is my goal to finish the damn thing by 30 (I also plan to loose 30 more pounds, fix the kitchen, complete my Frida garden, and find the meaning of life), but I realize I need to adopt some new habits.

Writers are constantly writing, regardless if it is bad or good, most writers can usually be seen scribbling down a few things every day.  I have a laptop (with a good battery life) I have no excuse.  I think part of my problem, which a teacher of mine pointed out about herself the other day, is that I self edit.  I don’t include all of the things I want to because of a fear of over-examination or poor word choices.  I need to realize editing (while good in small doses while writing) can be done later.  I have written a lot in my mind, but sometimes when I come to my laptop I encounter an issue/problem and then end up editing out the whole idea.  I say no more.  Writing will be my hobby, craft, and goal for each day-even if it is not on “the novel”, I will write.  It think that it will be a great way to explore new styles and find a clearer voice.  Or at least not find my thoughts so boring (well I am stuck with them all day), I might even share some stuff on here-we shall see.