Here’s what’s been going on with me lately:

I recently got back from my first hitch post-furlough in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. We were removing invasive Buffelgrass with picks each day. It was a fantastic crew and fabulous weather—an all-around great hitch.

buffelgrass organ pipe

Right before this last hitch I’d applied for a farming internship in Oregon. I had several interview the day before hitch and returned home this week to two offers. Hitch gives you time to reflect, and those eight days led me to actually turn down both offers and pull my application from the program. So I still don’t know what I’m doing late-March when my ACE term ends, but that’s no surprise.

In other news, I dyed my hair blue—with the help of two friends—in January while I was still in Wisconsin.

rebecca blue hair

It faded some in the days since, and wasn’t quite the bright color I was going for. Then two nights ago in Flagstaff I saw a girl with bright blue hair, exactly the color I’d wanted. I asked her how she did it, and she told me a different brand of hair dye to use. I got it last night and re-dyed the hair without re-bleaching it. I really love the result! The brand is “‘N Rage” and the color is “Twisted Teal” (although the color looks vibrant blue, not teal, which is what I wanted).

I’ve quickly fallen in love with my new day markers art journal. It’s so fun to look back on the days, and equally fun to quickly make each page. Yesterday I went bowling with some friends, so I kept my receipt and also asked the man behind the counter if they had any business cards. He reached into his wallet and handed me his business card as the General Manager of the bowling alley. I glued both into yesterday’s day marker page!

And finally, my most recent news is that I just got put on a monthlong hitch which leaves tomorrow at 6 a.m. This means I’ll be spending the month in Texas near the gulf, working on a 4-3 schedule (4 days on, 3 days off).

This page was last updated February 4, 2018 and was inspired by Derek Sivers.

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