Thursday, November 29, 2012

Josie's making some noise!

Mrs. North Carolina Josie Sanctis made some noise on her facebook page.  Check it out here!  Are you ready to make some noise?!?
You might remember me mentioning Mrs. North Carolina Josie Sanctis... well, she recently had an interview with Debra Kennedy.  You can watch the interview here (it's a 35min video, but don't worry it's really not that long- Josie's interview is the first 8min). Josie did a great job!  LOVE that she is bringing spreading awareness about trich!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Open up

I'm really trying to be more open about trich.  And the more often I open up and share about it, the easier it gets.  Just yesterday my Mom and I were just talking about it.  It was really nice.  It didn't feel weird.  She doesn't have trich, so she was just asking questions... like "Are some days worse than others?"  It wasn't much, but it felt so good just to have an open conversation... with no awkwardness.  So I encourage you...

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Found this song today on Pandora.  Now, I know this song isn't about trich.  But it's a universal song that can apply to anything... any dream or goal that you can't seem to reach, any relationship that has failed.  At some point in your life, you've probably felt these words.

"I shot for the sky,
I'm stuck on the ground
So why do I try
I know I'm gonna fall down
I thought I could fly
So why did I drown
I never know why
It's coming down, down, down
Oh, I'm going down, down, down"

Down by Jason Walker

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pretty sure I could count all my eyelashes... pretty sure you're not supposed to be able to do that.  

Friday, November 16, 2012

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Last year during Trichotillomania Awareness Week, my sister bought me a spinner ring.  I had never heard of them before.  The rings have two bands, one which spins freely and gives your fingers something to do (besides pull hair).  I've worn my spinner ring everyday since I got it.  There are times when I actually use it as it's intended for, but mostly... my sister said it is a reminder that I'm loved and supported by my family.  It may not always keep me from pulling, but that's okay.  I know I am not alone and I am loved- and that's why I wear my spinner ring everyday.  
TLC states that the "rings are also referred to as worry rings, turn rings, turning rings, prayer rings or motion rings".  
Want a spinner ring?  TLC's store special (this week): Buy one Stainless Steel Spinner Ring, get one HALF OFF! Enter coupon code GRATEFUL (spinner rings are great gifts for anyone, BFRB or not!)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Just in case anyone was curious on how the NAC was going... Well, it's not.  It's not the NAC's fault at all- it's mine.  I'm horrible at remembering to take it.   I did great for a couple of weeks, then I started to miss here and there and then I just quit all together.  I figured what's the point if I'm not going to be consistent.  My plan is to try and take it again sometime.  Not sure when though. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

One of my favorite songs... What You Are by Jewel
(here's a youtube video I found that shares the lyrics)

We already are what we are
And what we are - is BEAUTIFUL
And STRONG enough
And GOOD enough
And BRIGHT enough...
I left the house and ran a few errands without doing my eyebrows.  And you know... it wasn't a horrible experience.  No one gave me weird looks.  And if anyone did notice my thin, barely there brows... I'm pretty sure they didn't care or think twice about it.  I think trichsters are more aware of other's brows, lashes, and hair than the average person.

Will I quit wearing brow make-up?  No.  I do look better and more... normal with it.  So yes, I'll still wear brow make-up.  But it's not the worst thing if someone sees me with my bare brows.  

Now no mascara and eyeliner?!?  Yeah... that's a different story :)  Not sure I could leave the house without those.