I’ve done some silly and stupid things in my life that I wish I could do-over. At the time my choices seemed fine, but looking back… What was I thinking?! I think most of them are from my high school years with a handful from my college days.
One of my most memorable do-over moments comes with pictures for proof. In high school I began having a lot of fun with hair color. It wasn’t uncommon for classmates to take bets about what color I’d be sporting next. I still color my hair now, but I’m not quite as… experimental. And I (usually) go to the salon instead of doing it myself. But that’s the adult me…
The teenage me was having fun and thought I was pretty cool… Until I decided to go blonde.
My natural hair color is a very dark auburn – almost black. My desire to try on blonde hair started innocently enough with dirty blonde streaks. Except I did the streaks all out from my part so when I pulled my hair back I had a stripe…earning me the nickname Skunk.
Overall I liked my streaks so I decided to bleach ALL of my hair. It took a couple applications to achieve yellow blonde hair without light brown streaks and spots. It looked kinda cool the first day.
But then our gym class started the swimming unit. The chlorine thankfully did not turn my hair green, but it did turn it this bright orange. Skunk became SunBurst. This was also right around my Junior Prom…
Oh how I cringe at the pictures of my dark roots growing out and contrasting with my orange hair. I wish I could get a do-over … at least on the timing! I probably still would have tried bleaching it, but not so close to prom and NOT when I’d be getting into the pool.
What’s your do-over moment?
Do you hate rewashing dishes? That’s another do-over for me that happens more often than I’d like…
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Disclosure: I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All the opinions expressed here are my own.