Well, I missed getting an updated posted in July. But I have a really good reason! Our family just returned from 5 weeks away visiting Michael’s family in Australia!
We had such a wonderful trip. We were able to spend lots of time with family, attend the weddings of two of Michael’s sisters, do some sight seeing, and relax. It was a nice reprieve from the chaos that our lives have been for the last year. There were no medical appointments for me and not much thinking about cancer was done. We even took 5 days away for just the five of us to have a little mini-vacation. We stayed in a rental house a few hours away in a country, beach town. There we had very limited phone service and no wi-fi! We were able to spend the time traveling the coast and viewing many things we had not seen before on our travels to Australia. It truly was a great trip. As always, we were sad to leave our family members, but we are also grateful to be home and returning to normal. Though, I’m not a huge fan of having to return to my new reality and more medical appointments…
On to my hair – it’s a shocker!!
When I last posted, I told you how my hair seemed to be coming back curly, well, it’s curly alright. It’s curlier than anything I could have imagined! It’s also quite long, thick, and is definitely turning out to have a different texture than it did before.
I vacillate between being dismayed and amused with this new hair! In my younger, wavy days, I had read about the curly girl method and even gave up towel drying my hair (in favor of drying with an athletic shirt) many years ago. Now I’m back to reading up on the curly girl method and learning how to properly take care of curly hair. My hair/scalp has yet to see a conventional shampoo or conditioner as I’ve only been using completely natural, healthy products so far.
My goal is to keep my curls natural and damage free to give my hair the best chance for actually looking good. I’m still not sure how I feel about the way this crazy hair makes me look. I guess it’s just something I’ll have to get accustomed to, especially if the curls stick around once my hair is longer.