September 4th was Jessicurl's 10 year anniversary so we're drawing the celebration out. :) One way is by doing a series of Curly Chronicle Blog posts featuring Jessicurl customers I've come to know and love over the years. :) (Ok, there are several people featured in the series that I've not met in person, but I still love them! :) )
I’ll start out by saying this will be a super long blog post. :) My trip to Atlanta for Fro Fashion Week was so fun and so busy and I met so many awesome people, there’s no way to recap it concisely. So, yeah, go get a cup of tea or something. :) The upside is I have a TON of pictures to include as well. :) Here's one I took from my hotel room balcony on my first night in Atlanta.
My good buddy/awesome photographer Terrence McNally of Arcata Photo Studios was with me on the trip, so that just made it all even more fun and resulted in some amazing pictures. Ok, let’s do this recap! :)
I got to Atlanta Wednesday morning to participate in the I Love Me event put on by Julia Davis of Tru Chat Online. I LOVE participating in her events because they’re all about helping young curly girls learn to love and embrace their curls NOW, so they don’t have to go through the years of hair hatred that some of us did. As usual, the girls were adorable and we all had a really great time.
Here's me and Julia, the organizer of the event. She is one of my favorite people on the planet. :-)
Today was officially Jessicurl's 10th anniversary and I celebrated it up here in Saskatchewan with my dad and step-mum Wendy. :) I don't celebrate all of my Jessicurl anniversaries with them, it was just coincidence that the trip happened at this time. :)
As you may have read in my previous blog post, I've been VERY excited to commemorate my 10th anniversary by getting a Jessicurl logo tattoo. The fact that it happened on my actual anniversary was even cooler. :)
My appointment was for noon in Saskatoon and my Dad and Wendy live about an hour and a half away. Dad was supposed to take me but he got caught up in a last minute meeting so Wendy took me instead. That was cool with me because Wendy is super fun and we had a great time. I reminded them both later that, um, hi, I'm 36 and manage to find my way around strange cities ALL the time. They totally could have just given me the keys to the car and I'd have been just fine going alone. :) Parents are adorable that way, eh? :) The irony there is that I got my first tattoo by myself, when I was 17, also in Canada, so it's not like I'd have been breaking with tradition. :) In any case, Wendy and I had a great time on our adventure to Saskatoon. Here's a quick little pre-tattoo video Wendy shot for me before we went in. :)