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September 25th, 2003, 04:14 PM
Hi guys! I have been lurking for a few months and finally decided it is time to commit and introduce myself :D I am 26 years old and I am a second year veterinary student. I spent most of high school frying my hair with repeated dying and just plain not taking care of it! I wised up and quit all that just out of high school. In college, I managed to slowly cut my hair as it grew to finally have only nice healthy hair. In the 4 years after college, I grew it out to a few inches past bra strap and it was thick, shiny and healthy.
THEN.....I got accepted to veterinary school. For some reason I thought it would be easier to take care of my hair if I cut it. Sooooo, I cut it to about shoulder length. I liked it for about 2 minutes. I wanted it long again. After our first Anatomy Practical exam I was feeling pretty stressed and got it cut again! (bad habit -- stress=rash decisions). About 2 inches below my chin. HUGE mistake. People told me it looked good, but I hated it. I decided then and there that I would grow it out. It's going pretty good so far.
I have learned tons from this board. Sorry this was long, but I just wanted to introduce myself incase I have questions later. I probably will not post too often, but I try to scan through the posts every day 8)
I also made a webpage to track my growth. Check it out if you want :)
September 25th, 2003, 04:19 PM
beautiful hair :D
September 25th, 2003, 04:23 PM
Welcome! Wow, your hair grows quickly! It does look healthier already!
September 25th, 2003, 04:36 PM
Welcome, GettingThere! I hope you stick around for a while :)
September 25th, 2003, 04:39 PM
Hey there, GT! Welcome to the boards! :)
Your hair looks very healthy and it sure grows fast! Lucky girl! :)
September 25th, 2003, 05:17 PM
Welcome! Wowzers -- you have thick, gorgeous hair!!!!!
September 25th, 2003, 05:19 PM
Welcome out of lurkdom, GettingThere! Your hair looks thick and healthy. Nowhere to grow but down! :D
September 25th, 2003, 05:20 PM
Wow, GettingThere! You SURE ARE getting there! I agree with the others....healthy and fast-growing (the envy of the board now! :D )
September 25th, 2003, 05:26 PM
I'm glad you joined us. Everyone is so nice and very helpful.
Thanks for sharing your web page. Your pretty hair looks very thick and healthy.
September 25th, 2003, 06:14 PM
First: next time you feel the need for scissors, let us know. We'll help ya sort out your feelings. And then there's Tbear's 3-week rule... wait for 3 weeks before gettin any hair cut to see if you really want it after that.
Second: we love photos, thanks for sharing! Your hair is really thick and pretty.
Third: we love people who post! Don't be afraid of long posts! We aren't.
and what's with all the horses? Is GoldLady and Val going through all the stables in the US to populate LHC with horse lovers? lol I feel the need to buy a pony now. Wonder if my home owner's association will allow one living on my patio?
September 25th, 2003, 07:00 PM
Ooo you sound just like me! I just delurked a few days ago. I'm in my second year of college. When I was finishing my first year in May I got really stressed from trying to study for finals and working a lot of hours so I cut to shoulder length with layers. At first it was great not having to put very much effort into my hair, but darn it, I love long hair. I don't care how time consuming it can be. So I've decided to get back on track and start my long hair journey over again. I've been following the various long hair boards for a few years now (dating back to the original longhairlovers board) and let me tell you, this board is great. Everyone is extremely friendly (duh!) and the best hair care advice I've ever received have come from these boards. Hope we get to know you well and happy posting! :D
September 25th, 2003, 07:22 PM
September 25th, 2003, 08:42 PM
Hi and welcome :D
You're hair is gorgeous!
September 25th, 2003, 08:50 PM
:D Hello Getting There, welcome! Checked out your site, your hair is beautiful - shiny and thick. Also has grown so fast, can't believe the amount of growth you've gotten since July. You're well on your way. Keep on growing! :D
September 25th, 2003, 08:52 PM
You should be proud of your hair!
Thank you for the pictures and I hope you keep us posted.
Lovely lovely thick hair!!! :D
September 25th, 2003, 09:27 PM
Welcome, GettingThere! Glad you delurked. Thanks for sharing your webpage. Your hair really *does* grow fast, you lucky thing. 8) And it's pretty *and* healthy looking. Seems like you're off to a great re-start.
Sorry this was long
Long :?: Ha. That was just a short & sweet intro. You've been lurking, so I'm sure you've seen some of our loooooong posts around here. It just seems longer when you're typing instead of reading. ;)
Jump right in and post as often as you can.
September 26th, 2003, 12:08 AM
Welcome to the boards!
Beautiful hair! My cousin is also a vet! She cut her waist length hair into a pixie and has been growing it back out too!
I wish you the best in your schooling AND in reaching your growing out goals!
September 26th, 2003, 03:45 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome. I really appreciate all the positive comments from everyone!
I will most certainly follow the 3 week rule if I get the itch to cut again. So far that hasn't happened. I do tend to get impatient and want it long yesterday, but I just tell myself it will get there!
As for horses, I think the things that make us like long hair probably make us like horses. Horses are living art:)
School is pretty long, hard and stressful so far this year. Everyone says if you can make it through second year you'll be OK. So far I like this year better but it's not easy!
Thanks again for the welcome!
September 26th, 2003, 03:56 AM
Welcome GT! My computer at work won't allow me to access the geocities site so I'm unable to view your pictures. :evil: I'll try to remember to check them out when I get home.
So glad you decided to unlurk. :)
We might be picking your brain on the friendship board for some veterinary advise. ;)
September 26th, 2003, 04:00 AM
Welcome, Getting There! Your hair is so thick, it must have been gorgeous long and I'm sure it will again! I'm glad you joined us :)
September 26th, 2003, 04:17 AM
Wow, that's gorgeous hair, so thick and great waves, it deserves to be long! Stick around so we can help guard it from you! ;)
September 26th, 2003, 05:34 AM
I can't wait myself till your hair gets longer. It is just lovely now I can imagine how beautiful it will look at longer lengths ;)
September 26th, 2003, 05:39 AM
WELCOME, your hair is so thick and beautiful It grows so fast. Have fun being part of this community.
September 26th, 2003, 07:04 AM
:D :D :D Welcome :D :D :D
September 26th, 2003, 08:07 AM
Hi Getting There! Nice to meet you.
You have great hair. It really does look thick and healthy.
September 26th, 2003, 02:38 PM
Welcome, welcome! We're glad you decided to join us. :D
September 26th, 2003, 03:04 PM
glad your here - lord knows I've made a few bad chops!
September 26th, 2003, 06:03 PM
Welcome to LHC!!!
Glad you came out of lurkdom. ;)
Enjoy yourself. 8)
September 27th, 2003, 05:14 AM
September 27th, 2003, 04:29 PM
Welcome to the boards, Getting There! :)
WOW . . . .your hair really grows fast!!!! Congrats!!!
September 28th, 2003, 08:43 AM
Love your site, Getting There!! You've made great progress already, and your hair is so thick and healthy, it's going to be even more gorgeous when it gets longer!!
September 28th, 2003, 09:12 AM
Thanks again. It's encouraging to get responses from so many people! I feel welcome already:) It's been wonderful seeing and hearing everyone else's stories on this board. I also love seeing the pics that you guys post and have in your sigs. Makes me realize that I am not alone in my frustrations and that the ultimate goal is worth the waiting..... 8)