So I’m typing this on the WordPress app on my phone on my return flight to Colorado. Went home to Ohio to be a bridesmaid in the wedding of a good friend. I’ll post it after landing (because I don’t want to pay $8 for the internet, because I’m cheap).
It has been much longer than I wanted since the last time I posted. Life has been hectic, but fun. I flew in to Columbus on Thursday. Friday was my first day not going to a job in over a month (I worked for a few hours on Thursday before leaving town). I spent most of Friday napping. The rest was spent just laying around at my mom’s house and hanging out with my little sister.
This wedding I was in, it was super cute. I was one of two bridesmaids for an old friend, Audrey, that I met working at Snow Trails. We like to call her Champ. She’s a cool kid. Her other bridesmaid was our buddy Maggie. Back when I still worked at Snow Trails, the three of us were like the three musketeers. It’s funny because I first met Maggie because I was her instructor. I’ve known her since she was 15, I think. Or 14. I don’t know. And Champ is a year younger than Maggie, although we didn’t meet Champ until I think Maggie’s second or third season teaching snowboarding.
It was such an honor to be part of Audrey and Traci’s day. Lots of things were said that made me simply feel good. Between things Coop (my old Snow Trails boss, who officiated the wedding) read during the ceremony, to the vows between the two newlywed wives and everything in between, I feel like I’ve progressed in my own life quite a bit over this quick weekend.
Here’s what I’ve taken from this weekend that I want to work on more in my own life: just being unapologetically yourself.
So, long story short, I was much later getting to the wedding venue than I wanted (wedding was yesterday at 2:30pm) and I also ended up wearing my hair in its natural form for the wedding (I blame my sister). This is something that I haven’t done in public since I stopped getting relaxers (chemically straightening my hair). It’s something that my best friend Chan has been trying to get me to do for years, so she was pumped when I texted her saying what was happening.
After all the wedding festivities and having the polish off a bottle of Rumple that I received from the brides, I woke up this morning and had a really good text convo with Chan. We talked about just being comfortable in your own skin.
So, here I am on this flight back to my mountains, natural hair and all. I’ll get back to Steamboat hopefully before midnight mountain time (2am Ohio time, so good luck to my sleep pattern). Then I have to be at work at 7am tomorrow. No time to straighten my hair before then, because sleep is cool. So, going to work tomorrow with my mini fro. I’m a little nervous, but I k ow it’s something I gotta do to grow as a person. Although, I’m really not excited to have to explain to all these non-textured hair people (white people, if we’re being real) that I didn’t get a hair cut or anything and that this is how it looks when I don’t straighten it after washing it. I’m also kind of excited. It’s a very freeing thought/idea/plan.
For someone who gives as little f*cks as I do, a lot of people are surprised that this is something that I give too many f*cks about. So, here we go. Thirty minutes until I’m out of the sky and thrown back into Colorado life. Here goes nothing.