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
I haven't touched it since.
This is me, with room mate Jen, one year later.
I cannot wait for the 2011 post.