So I just got back from my vacation — rather a summer staycation — because I didn’t go anywhere. I wanted to go somewhere, but with my son still in summer school it was next to impossible. So what did I do? Well for starters I went to a St. Louis Cardinals ballgame, had a 4th of July party and spent time at a friend’s swimming.
Since I didn’t take a trip I didn’t have to pack anything. Although it’s fun to go places, the hardest part is remembering to put everything in your suitcase. It never fails either, whenever I go somewhere I ultimately forget something. It’s either deodorant, toothbrush or hair gel. The best part about not remembering incidentals is I can always find a local place and buy new.
It’s the bigger things I’ve left behind that aggravate me most. I’ve gone on a trip and left my flat iron behind. Every curly girl knows that you cannot achieve the straight look without one. I mean it’s essential to creating that smooth look and without it you get frizz.
During my staycation I’ve wore my hair curly. One, because it was humid and I didn’t want to take the time to do it so it could frizz anyway and two, I wanted more “me” time. Whenever I straighten my hair it takes approximately one hour, with curls – five minutes. My one friend calls it “sexy beach hair.” It’s a pain sometimes, but the longer it gets the more manageable my curls.
Now that I’ve returned to work I’m still wearing my hair curly and will continue to do so until so long as the humidity is on a staycation in the Midwest.