Winds of Change

Hello my loves…It’s me…PQ…No, really! I know, I got a new look and all but you should be able to recognize me…I was only gone a week.

What…you don’t know what I look like these days? Well…I went from this

to this

Where'd my hair go?!

With a little bit of color in between

Caramel & blonde streaks

But always the same attitude

You like?

Why the cut? Because I saw this hairstyle and fell in love…and needed to get out of a rut…It just ended up being shorter than planned…

The inspiration
The inspiration

I haven’t had my hair this short since high school…but I’m definitely loving it…I just have to get a handle on styling it again…My hair is so thick…the stylist thinned it out and it’s still hard to manage…Overall…I’m pretty pleased.  If I could just stop burning my hand with the flat iron…

My hair isn’t the only new thing in my life…As of last week, I am no longer a GWU student…I am officially a Terp. (I’ve been a Terp by proxy for the last 6 years.)  Despite the fact that I put so much time and energy to my education at GW…time’s a-wasting. I’m ready for the next step in my life so I transferred to UMUC to get my BS in PoliSci with a minor in Journalism. The beauty is that my credits transfer but my grades don’t…so I could technically end my undergrad with a 4.0!  I am really looking forward to getting back to school in the spring and moving forward with my life.

Remember my accident? Well, everything is finally settling and the car is TOTALED! This is a good thing because the settlement from the insurance, after my deductible, takes care of the remainder of my loan on the car…and I even get a little somethin-somethin after all the expenses and fees have been paid.  The best part is I now save $300 a month for my car payments (and that’s before gas, insurance, etc)…which I can put toward paying off my credit cards!

Things with the Boy are good…Relationships are hard work…but it’s good to be with someone who isn’t afraid to address our issues head on and deal with them no matter how difficult things are. I’ll be honest…I did think about being a coward and running the other way when I thought about how much harder things will get when my parents are added into the mix but I know he’s worth it. We’re worth it…My happiness is worth it and as long as he’s willing to fight by my side, I’ll work harder to get out of my own way and finally let myself be loved unconditionally.

Saturday was our annual Friendsgiving (My first one but C-Pants had been doing it for 4 years now…) Friday & Saturday were all about the cooking and baking…and it was a BLAST! I love my friends…and I am so fucking blessed to be surrounded by so many people who can see through the wall and love the real me.

SO much food!

As long as this exists, I thought, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad? — Anne Frank


As my friend J. said…We’re entering a new decade in less than 2 months…I won’t let the issues of the past decade bring me down anymore. No matter how much work it takes, I’m going to be in control of my own life and happiness.

I think some people wander because that’s who they are. Wandering is what gives them oxygen. It’s the wandering that allows them to live. I was beginning to think that’s the kind of person I was. The kind of person whom one job, one love, even one life wasn’t going to be enough to hold me. – Dead Like Me


33 thoughts on “Winds of Change

  1. “I think some people wander because that’s who they are. Wandering is what gives them oxygen. It’s the wandering that allows them to live. I was beginning to think that’s the kind of person I was. The kind of person whom one job, one love, even one life wasn’t going to be enough to hold me. – Dead Like Me”<—-that quote is sooooo me…except the job thing…I hate switching jobs and will prolly have this one until I die!!!

    Friendsgiving sounds pretty cool!! A good tradition to have!!

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    1. Haha…If I find a job that I love, then I’ll probably settle down…I’m not there yet!

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  2. Love the new hair. It frames your face perfectly.

    Good luck with your new school. Sounds like an awesome fresh start. If I’d had that focus and determination at your age, maybe I wouldn’t have waited until now to do what I’ve always known I would do and try to make it as a novelist.

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    1. Thanks honey…

      Yeah…I’m pretty stubborn when it comes to school. Let’s hope it pays off.

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    1. I made three cakes…I am such a spazz when it comes to baking!

      And thank you!

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  3. Bravo! You’re looking absolutely beautiful!

    Also, that quote from Anne Frank is one of the best from her diaries.

    I like to hear that you’re doing well. I’m glad the accident worked out in your favor, still so happy you weren’t hurt.

    Hugs & kisses.
    .-= Jaime´s last blog ..Omegle =-.

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  4. Firstly, Juno is one of my favorite movies of all times, so ten awesome points to you for the photo art you added.

    Secondly, ADORE the hair. Very cute cut, subtle color, but such a huge change. It’s your head though, so what’s most important is that you love it.
    .-= MinD´s last blog ..He’s heeeeeeere! =-.

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