Do you remember her?

There was a time in my life when I wanted to be daring. The first time I ever colored my hair was when I was in high school. And it wasn't even anything crazy. I actually chose to dye it a darker shade of brown. Oooohhh... living on the edge there Melissa. But I guess I just wanted to be careful... just in case. After that, I wanted to try auburn. I loved it. So I kept the red for several years.  Then, a few years after graduating from high school, a funny thought in my head began to take over - "what if I became a RED, RED, RED head?"  Like reeeeedddddddd....

I was due for a haircut anyway so as I sat in the chair with the lady, I chatted with her about the possibility. She loved the idea. We chatted about a really bright red with even lighter red and BLONDE highlights. Whoa. Blonde? Hmmm...

Guess what?

I did it. 


Talk about bright hair, right? 

It was fun for the few months it stuck around. When my roots started to show, and boy did they show, I went back to being a brunette. 

Something else I notice about this photo is how pudgy my face was. I didn't realize how much weight I've lost over the years! These photos were taken back in 2000. Crazy to think how long ago that was.

I decided to document these photos using the MINDFULNESS kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out because I don't want to forget that girl. While the hair is something I could do without... the story behind it, the life stage I was at and everything that goes with it, is something I want to remember and be mindful about. It was fun to find these photos. They don't bring up ALL happy memories BUT I smile and let out a little giggle when I see them. 

And no... I'm not ever dying my hair that color again. LOL