So this week something really exciting happened! But first bear with me..
About a week ago I saw a post on Instagram by Stable & Spice. They were looking for inspirational stories from fitness minded equestrians. Right up my alley! Right? Well I almost talked myself out of reaching out to them. I figured they probably already had a plethora of DM's from girls with waaaay better stories than mine. But I took a chance and reached out to them anyways.
To my genuine surprise they were actually interested in my story. After giving a short summary of it they decided they wanted to use my story as a guest post. So I wrote up a draft and sent it over.
I can now proudly present to you Dedication Makes A Difference
I consider myself one of the many, many bloggers that are lost in the sea of blogs. My blog is by no means popular. I do not get 100k views a month. I can't make money off of it (yet). But I feel like this is a step in the right direction. Because I don't know about you guys, but any line of work in the equine industry sounds a heck of a lot better than anything else!
As some of you may already know I started a new blog Dead Broke Equestrian it's geared more specifically towards equestrians on a REAL budget. I do keep this blog VERY budget friendly but I felt there was a need for something just about saving money as an equestrian.
As I was setting the new blog up I realized this one needs a major makeover. And I don't mean just changing the background image. So I'm going to restructure it so it's more appealing and easier to use. I want this blog to be useful, not just a compilation of random stories.
So prepare yourselves to see a much different blog. And hopefully it glow's up just right :)
Back to Brunette?
I never ever disliked being a brunette. I LOVED it! I absolutely love my natural hair color. In fact I swore I'd never dye it.
So why on earth did I go blonde?
Honestly, I was curious. Much like when I chopped all my hair off (MISTAKE). I was just curious. I wanted to know if I could pull it off? How it felt? Mainly, if I'd like it?
Unlike the short hair that I detested (soooo not for me!) going blonde was actually refreshing. I really enjoyed it. It was exciting and new! And I felt it brightened up my face.
But I'm starting to miss my all brown hair. It's something I always identified with. I was always the girl with brown hair. The color reminded me of deep chestnut. I love how it always brought that to mind.
So the question is do I stay blonde? Or do I go brunette?
It's such a tough question to answer. I really like both!
- It brightens up my face
- It's already done
- It's fun to play with the tones
- My hair stays pretty healthy
- I love how different it can be/look (even though a lot of girls have ombre or whatever)
- It easily gets brassy
- It does have to be kept up with by going to salon to get it toned
- It is easier to damage
- Sometimes I feel like it's not the real me (I know that's silly)
- I love the natural tone(s) of it
- It always reminds me of a deep chestnut horse (also silly)
- zero color maintenance
- Wont damage as easily
- Once I go back I will probably never go blonde again
- Sometimes it makes me look even paler (but I am pale so whatever)
- Not entirely sure if I'm ready to go back
My main hair goal is to grow my hair and have healthy super long hair. Like I said going blonde hasn't damaged my hair. I was always prone to split ends. But being/going blonde definitely doesn't help my hair. I've noticed it is a bit easier to damage it. But again that's not saying to much because I've always been pretty prone to split ends.
What do you guys think?