New Hair Style
Today started off great. I styled my hair in a side braid to experiment with a different look for the camera. Then shot a quick video on the way to the Mall.
Day 2 Video 1
Picked up a few cute outfits while out and about then BAM...... I heard a song from my childhood and I seriously started to tear up. Why?
It kinda hurts ...to remember being a kids on a bike, riding to the corner story to buy Matt's Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Jolt with the money my grandma gave me the last time I saw her. She always slipped me 5 bucks. In her words.. "It's a little bit of pocket change". She knew my situation at home & knew I would use it wisely... on delicious treats. :) I really miss her.
I didn't have snacks at my house. Granola cereal or a cream cheese bagel were the junkiest foods you'd find.
Totally Upset << This happened.
So the music/memories hit me pretty hard AND a few tough things have happened over the last few months. My afternoon was just looking a little bleak.
I attempted to record some footage while being upset.
After recording myself over 20 times, I just stopped. It wasn't working so I messaged a friend. This is her jam so I knew she would understand. Watch the video below to find out what happened & hear her advice.
Day 2 Video 2
What did I learn on Day 2?
You are not going to be happy and ready for recording everyday.
If you're not happy = (1) Take a moment for yourself and do something else. (2) Reach out to a friend. (3) Delay the recording. (4) If this is something LIVE schedule for a certain time/day, give yourself some space before the big event. Tell your loved ones that you just can't chat about things before that.
When you have an off day or moment, try to record something. Try some of the techniques above and work through it.
Try a new hairstyle and have fun with your wardrobe. Find a style you love and one that represents you.