Wednesday, April 7, 2010

12 Months Later

What can happen in a year?

After putting some thought into it, I remember:
Finishing my first year in college
A summer in Yellowstone
Learning how to waitress
Visiting NYC for the first time,
with my mom and sister
Teaching English in China

These are the big things.

Sometimes I forget the smaller things:
Making my first quiche
Taking a long drive by myself
Experiencing a Spring Break on the beach
Saying goodbyes and hellos

Today, I remembered a change I made one year ago,
That proved to be big and small.

It was a rainy day. I was bored, and so was Joey.

We got together and headed to Great Clips,
Feeling in the mood for some self liberation,
Leaving with much less hair on our heads.
I think he may or may not have cried.
When I saw my mother the next day, she screamed.
"I thought it was an April Fool's Joke", she said.

Now, one year later, I have learned my lesson.
As much of an optimistic person I usually like to be,
I can say with honesty that
I hate myself with short hair.
With the exception of a minimal trim over
Christmas break,
I haven't touched it since.
This is me, with room mate Jen, one year later.

I cannot wait for the 2011 post.


Si said...

I still remember that day! Funny. You look beautiful with "short" and long hair.

Eileen and Madison Beyers said...

awwwwww I MISS JOEY!!!!
and his long girlish hair... and....
i love your hair both ways.. you are one HOT MAMA!

natalie said...

woah! you´r hair is LONG brooke. it grows like a weed. those vitamins must be helping. I am also growing mine out.. it´s getting there.

and joey. i miss that kid.