12/03/2006

Sunday Scribblings

In the last hour...

I contemplated my life before I became a mother. I was more of a rebel. I miss that. I miss dying my hair burgundy and planning my next tattoo. I also miss being skinny. I never realized I was skinny until I gained weight while I was pregnant. I decided that perhaps a weight loss blog would help. I could post about my progress, how I eat and exercise and perhaps some motivations I find across the Internet. I developed my new blog called 16 to 7. Please visit it for me and give me some support. Thanks!

I also decided that I am going to dye my hair again. I haven't dyed it since I got pregnant. I am going burgundy again. I always had lots of compliments with it and I am hoping it can help jump start my transformation by inspiring me every time I look in the mirror. I have also become less spontaneous so I am going to try to bring more spontaneity into my life. Wish me luck!

4 comments:

Jemima said...

I've wondered if it's appropriate to have stupidly coloured hair because I'm a teacher, eventually I just decided to go with my instincts. I'd be purple all the way, if it wasn't for the way my hair colour fades so rapidly. I'm quite a tame burgundy at the moment.

ren.kat said...

Wow, Melissa, at the risk of making this "all about me"- I found motherhood liberating! I could do things I wouldn't allow myself to before- danced and sang and made stupid sounds in public. Got a tattoo when I finished nursing. You'll find yourself again, I bet.

Jessie said...

Melissa, I just want to tell you that I can relate to your words. I'm not a mother but on the topics of weight and spontanteity--oh god, I understand.

The best thing I've done in a long time is that I got a job at a children's bookstore working with wonderfully weird and quirky people. They remind me of the endless possibilities in self-expression. And I like what jemima said about deciding to go with her insticts.

I wish you luck...but I get the feeling you don't really need it. Go for it! Here's to living spontaneiously. ;)

Melissa said...

Thanks for your comments! I did find motherhood liberating too. I found myself singing twinkle, twinkle little star to my daughter in JoAnns the other day to keep her calm and I didnt care who heard me. I would have NEVER done that before I had her. I just feel like I dont have much fun anymore. The...risks? I dont take them anymore so there isnt much excitement. I am changing that. Thanks again for your responces!