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Short hair + travel backpack
I’ve joined the long bob trend – aka “the lob” or as articles are now referring to the trend now as, “the cool girl haircut” which I’m not sure I can live up to. Now with shorter, darker hair, and whiter teeth, you would’ve thought I’ve gone through a breakup or something (no, still married to Mr. Wonderful). Remember, never cut your hair after a breakup!
This hair though, it takes way more work now than it did when it was long – I’m telling you. I owe my bravery to two things: (1) Realizing my hair was a security blanket and doing whatever it takes to get rid of that nonsense and (2) My agency who said my hair should be kept at a certain length – and I did where they said but recently just decided a wee bit shorter might be fun!
I dyed my hair darker after I visited my friend who went to cosmetology school (link) and she took me to a store to buy all the professional products. I am so glad I’m saving money now, and it’s so great to have a friend who went to cosmetology school to get an education in cosmetology and has all the secrets – it’s like the best beauty and fashion advisor/friend to have!
It’s taken everything in me to not unload my fall clothing into my closet right now. See my nails? Fall color. I need to put away my “resort wear” which I really do have a section for that, until early April (Thailand). Some of it I’m not crazy about but you know I’m going to hold onto it so I can leave it on my trip – I’m notorious for leaving my clothes overseas to make room for shopping. It really makes perfect sense, especially if I’m attempting to do it all in a backpack.
Oh, speaking of that (rabbit trail hope you don’t mind), I thought I found the travel companion – Timbuk2 Navigator Duffel Bag:
Oh wait for it, this is what it would look like on my back:
Hahhahahaaa. I’m laughing at myself. Here’s the deal, I don’t have to wear it as a backpack really, there’s just this one part of the trip where it’s going to be crazy and I sure as heck don’t want to be rolling a bag, that’s definitely not happening with the flights and boats I’m taking. I haven’t bought it yet, I still want to see what the 2016 bag will look like.
Then, when I told my dad and showed him, he was listening and I told him my plan – the backpack minimal plan.
“And dad, I am probably going to leave my pajamas and underwear there too,” I explained.
“You might not even wear it!” he said.
He thought it was too humid and hot when he went with my mom a few years ago.
So now I’m back to the idea of a rolling backpack. *sigh* Recommendations are appreciated.
I’m enjoying time in Nor Cal back home with my parents and pup for the next week and also seeing those I love so much – high school girlfriends and my college bestie! It’s my last big trip and summer comes to an end, and then, GARDEN POSTS GALORE!