Supermassive Black Hole: Day 10

Your bedroom (In it's current state)


So every once in a while I clean my room, but usually it looks like this. Cleaning my room usually makes it harder to find things. A few of my favorite things about my room are my blankets, they are sooo comfy and make it hard to get out of bed. I love my empty Jack Daniels bottles, it usually surprises people that a girl like myself would drink whiskey. I also love the random music posters and albums that I have, they show a little peak into my love of that world.


You are What You Love: Day 9

A talent of yours

Now. I know I said I was doing a 100 day photo challenge about a year and a half ago. I honestly had really good intentions. But alas life gets crazy and certain priorities get swept under the bed with the rest of the dust. Since then I have had a job promotion, been in a terrible car accident, made new friends, read some really great books, seen some really great movies, been through physical therapy, went to Hawaii, gained a new appreciation for beer and wine, and learned what it feels like to have a concussion. 

I loved writing my blog before and decided to get back on the saddle. With managing more and doing hair less I need some where else to place my creativity. I may not be the best writer but I've found I have something to say. Whether you like how I say it is your opinion, and by all means, have it. 

So here we are on day 9 (only 128943241 days late). A talent of yours. Well I make hair magic. All day every day. This January I will have been doing hair for SEVEN YEARS. That blows my mind a little and makes me feel old. In July 2014 I will have been licensed for 6 years. That blows my mind a little too. It's absolutely crazy the things I know about this industry. I've been very lucky to have AMAZING mentors and education in my field. Most of my education has come from Redken and Aveda, both of which has helped me grows as a salon professional immensely.

At the end of the day I can go home and know that I made at least one person feel beautiful. Who wouldn't love that?

Above is a picture of a good friend of mine. It's amazing how you can change someones look by making certain changes. This is one of my favorite transformations.


Gonna Make You Sweat: Day 8

A picture of the best moment of your life
First off, I know this is 100 day picture blog and 100 days have probably passed since I last wrote, but life has been in the way. Hopefully with the changing of the season comes a change that allows me more time to read and write. Two things I dearly miss right now. 
I've had many great moments of my life and many great people to share it with. I want to share is what has been most influential to me recently. Bootcamp. In late April I started doing an outdoor fitness bootcamp with ABC Fitness Company. This was something a coworker told me about, and I thought she was crazy. I thought I'd have to be crazy for getting up that early! But I wasn't active. I danced for 15 years and after that kind of stopped moving. Eating terribly. I was always tired, not feeling well, my migraines were starting to get worse. So I decided to take that leap and be crazy. Along with my roommate and another coworker we started our journey to a better us. Since late April I have completed three 6 week bootcamp sessions, lost about 20 pounds, 24inches, 8% body fat, and 3 pant sizes. Not to mention I feel AMAZING :) Im also very proud of my dad for completing two bootcamps with me and my awesome friend for starting this one with me. I can't forget my trainer Stacie, she was 70% of the reason I went. Supported me when I needed support and gave me the best workouts of my life. To her I owe a lot.
I am now working my way towards running a 5K, 10K, half-marathon and full marathon in the next year. In addition to those races I have decided to participate in Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, and Tough Mudder. Just to be a badass, you know.
Above are my before and after pictures. The pictures of me are after the first two camps spanning over 16 weeks. The picture below is the results of fitness testing from the first and last day of camp.


With a Little Help from My Friends: Day 7

Something You love
I love my roommate! (don't worry Felisha I love you too) We haven't been living together that long, but we have become very close in a very short amount of time. We talk about EVERYTHING, and have the best heart to hearts. I would do anything for this girl! And I know she would do the same. She keeps me in check and I keep her calm, or at least I try too. Some people you meet in life you know will be temporary friends, but I truly know she is a friend for life. I am so lucky to have an awesome person to live with along with my sister. 


Breathe: Day 6

Your favorite quote, in your handwriting
This quote is from the Pink Floyd song Breathe off the Album Dark Side of the Moon. It's one of my favorite albums, so many of the lyrics in those songs mean something to me. And it's also great music. In simple words, this quote means life is what you make it. I intend to make my life everything I want. When I am older I want to say I did this, and I did that, not I wish I did this and I wish I did that. There's so much ahead of me now, I can't wait to see what happens.


Here Comes the Sun: Day 5

A place that makes you happy
This is a little beach in Carmel by the Sea. I tend to frequent this spot as often as I can. My parents own a timeshare in Carmel and it is our home away from home. I love it there. Even with the cold weather, even on a foggy day, that place brings me peace. It's my escape :) This picture was taken in March 2010. It was a perfect day there. The weather is so unpredictable, but even in the fog it can still a beautiful eerie place.  


Ten Years Gone: Day 4

A picture of yourself 10 years ago
Ten years. It’s amazing what can happen in ten years. How much you grow, how much you change, how much life throws at you. Ten years ago I was 12 years old, so young and so carefree. When I think of ten years I think of the people who have come in and out of my life. I think of the music I listened to, what influenced me. I think of the mistakes I’ve made and what I’ve learned from them. Most of all I think of who I am today and what I’ve been through to become the person I am. I’m proud of my accomplishments, and I’m thankful for my friends and family. I’m at this great point in my life. I’m happy, energetic, successful, and less stressed (which is a big deal). I’m finally getting health problems under control and I have honestly never felt this great. I can’t wait to take new opportunities and risks to fulfill this new life. I feel I have started a new beginning and I can’t wait to see where it takes me :)
This picture was taken in Seattle, obviously I’ve changed a lot…..