4 Years

4 years ago, I started Go for 30 to document the trials and tribulations of going “no ‘poo” (using baking soda and apple cider vinegar in lieu of shampoo and conditioner).  Since then, this little space has become mostly a spot to capture random thoughts and recipes, and, of course, the occasional Penny pic.  (Let’s use that “occasional” term lightly, shall we?)

A lot has changed in the last 4 years since this all started:

  • I stopped being unemployed (hooray!) and have worked at 3 different jobs
  • KC and I made things official by getting engaged, then married
  • We moved twice (and now live outside of the “transitioning” areas of Oakland)
  • We bought a car together
  • I become a certified Bar Method instructor (and now teach at 2 locations)
  • We adopted Penny

But, some things have stayed the same, too:

  • I still use baking soda and apple cider vinegar to wash my hair (4 years! going strong!)
  • I still struggle to keep houseplants alive (it’s a work in progress)
  • I still have this habit where I stop blogging for months at a time (life gets busy, y’know?)
  • I still have a lot of moments where I’m like, Am I a grownup?” (usually after doing something like having popcorn for dinner.  Y’know, which happened last week…)
  • I still lose my mind over the Christmas holiday season (every year!)
  • And even after more than 9 years together now, I can’t imagine life without KC (so mushy!)

So anyway, life changes and it stays the same (how about that for a cliche?).  And apologies for the sporadic posting lately — this is the time of year when I like to hibernate a little and wish for April to arrive quickly,

Happy 4th birthday, Go for 30.  You’re still not “cool,” but that’s just fine with me.

Homemade veggie burgers + oven fries up on the blog tomorrow!  Promise 🙂