I am so glad some of you wanted to see this photo of me with turquoise hair! As I look at it, I realize just how much weight I really have lost since then! Yea, me! This photo was taken this past summer. I am on my way into the S.E. Campus of Portland Community College to join several others in being inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. PTK is an International Honor Society of junior colleges and my membership will follow me through life. I am eligible for exclusive scholarships (though sadly, I am clueless how to apply), have their golden seal on both of my degrees from PCC, and can obtain letters of recommendation from them for future college endeavors or job prospects, just to name a few perks. A 3.5 GPA is required to be a member and I left PCC with a 3.71 GPA—my final average after four years of classes there.
Back on topic, I have never done anything foreign or drastic to my hair, other than a miserable mistake with a perm when I was in sixth grade. So, why did I do it? My best friend, Cherie (with whom I now live with), dared me to do it. She, herself, keeps her long locks purple and has for most of her adult life. She didn’t think I had the guts to do it. Ta-da! I had no fear and, of course, I thought it would be fun. It was, I assure you, and the best part was all the compliments I received from everyone who saw me. Yes, this summer will be purple, but I am holding off until I get a job. I don’t want to scare any potential bosses!
Has anyone else done something way out of character or extremely out of their comfort zone, but ended up having a positive experience? I want to see your true colors!