I flipped my calendar over to October (to display this beautifully crafted pumpkin soup recipe), and honestly this is the most exciting calendar flip of the year. Yes, I am one of those people who is ecstatic about Fall and Halloween. (I’ve got quite a few Halloween themed posts planned for this month, so get ready.) Granted, I don’t go all out and wear multiple costumes or go crazy with decorating my house like a friend of mine does. (There’s going to be a post solely dedicated to her house later this month, once all the decorating is complete. Believe me, it’s a sight to see.) I probably would do those things if I had more time and money on my hands though. For me, Fall and Halloween is just a very nostalgic time. There’s a sort of comfort that comes with it, since many of my favorite childhood memories were during this time of year. I also just enjoy the simplistic aspect of it. That certain smell in the air, the chilly wind, and watching horror movies while finally being able to bundle up in blankets after being hot all summer. The Halloween candy is nice too, even if I don’t get to go trick or treating anymore.
October is also a great time for making changes, since it’s such a transitional time of year. I always get the urge around this time to do something different or make some kind of change. One of those changes is that I finally put up a new theme, and of course it’s Halloween themed. There are still some tweaks I might make, but overall I’m happy with how it turned out. Along with the new theme, comes a new URL. This blog is now located at surrealistique.com instead of the .wordpress.com domain. I never felt like having a domain name was super important. You can still have an audience and a fantastic blog without one. I just sort of look at it as an added bonus and an additional step in moving my blog forward, which I’ve really been having fun building and growing.
I also went and got my hair done over the weekend because my roots were grown out and my ends were very dry and stringy. I got my blonde highlights like usual, but I got more foils than I usually do and a lighter shade. I also got 3 inches cut off my hair, which really makes a huge difference. I do kind of miss my really long hair, but it feels so much lighter now. Plus, I know it will probably grow back within a matter of months. My stylist asked me when I last had my hair colored because my roots were grown out almost 3 inches. She seemed kind of surprised when I told her I was just there four months ago. That means my hair grew over half an inch per month. The average persons hair only grows 1/4th of an inch per month. Honestly, my hair has never grown this fast before, so I was pleasantly surprised by this as well. I chalk it up to the Pai-Shau hair mask I’ve been using (which I featured in this post). That mask is seriously amazing. It made my hair look and feel so much better from the first time I used it. I first started using it in May, right around the time I last got my hair done, and this is definitely the fastest it has ever grown.
Here is a before shot that shows how long my hair was. It’s not a good photo of me at all, but I took it in a hurry.
Here is the after.