Welcome to The Messy Updo! My name is Sarah and this is my new project. You’ll read more about where the inspiration came from to start this blog in my first post, but when you visit TMU, expect anything from my own ramblings to makeup tutorials to recipes to my experiments in pretending to be a photographer.

It may sound cliché, but I think when I went off the college, I learned things about myself that I really never fully realized before. Living essentially on my own and trying to figure out how to reach my own personal success by navigating career choices, majors, minors, classes and extracurricular activities showed me that I am someone who thrives off of predictability. I love control, I love knowing what’s to come, and I love feeling prepared. College has taken all of those comforts and completely thrown them out the window. I’m at the halfway point of my college career now, and am also right in the midst of figuring out how I want to live my life. I’m scared shitless about finding these answers and of what the future has for me, but I’m also excited, and, I think, ready.

I decided to name this blog The Messy Updo because often, I’ve tried my hardest to make my life perfect and coiffed and without error, but at the end of the day, something always ends up a little messy. But, it works, and I’ve made it this far.