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Exciting things have been blooming here at ModCloth! We’ve undergone a change that’s absolutely inspiring. (Our new site, in case you couldn’t guess.) We’re so enthused with our transformation, that we’ve decided to create a new contest in celebration of personal renewal and change.
Voila the Terrific Transformations Contest. We want to hear about your biggest transformation to date – whatever that means to you. Did you have an experience that altered your outlook? Did you make a decision that made you a better person? Did you meet someone who put your life on a different path? Whatever your change may be, we want to hear about it.
Here are the rules, so listen closely!! Write about this personal metamorphosis on your personal blog. Make sure to link to ModCloth and this Terrific Transformations Contest in your post, so we can identify your entry. Then, comment on this post with a link to your blog Entries are due by July 22nd!
We’ll announce two finalists on Friday the 24th. From then on, it’s up to you! You’ll choose your favorite story from among these top two entries.
The winner will receive a guest blog spot on ModLife and a $100 ModCloth gift certificate! This is one opportunity not to miss, so don’t forget to share your own inspiring story of change!
My biggest transformation was when I changed my hair color. I know what you are thinking, hair color can’t do that but it is true. My mother had 7 children and she wasn’t the greatest role model for a forward fashion woman. I used to only wear jeans & T-Shirts. After I had my own daughter I realized I needed to change. So to start I thought I would change the color of my hair to a lighter shade. I got my hair done it turned out to be a disaster some weird color between blond & Red, but when I tried to dye it back to my natural brown, some of it actually truned more black than brown, so I had to dye it black all over and now I would not change a thing. My 13 year old thinks it is great. I have competely changed the way I dress and I think it has shown my daughter that just because you are not rich you can still dress great.
Here’s the link to my post. I really hope I win.
Please let me know if you can’t get to it!
Ok I posted it on blogspot, so it should work now:
Here’s mine: http://babybokal.livejournal.com/490295.html#cutid1
My first contest entry.
here’s my entry! I had to put it in my old blog since I don’t keep one anymore…might be a little long-winded, but I think you might like it!!
Some transformations are much harder than others. So hard that sometimes you cannot make the first move. But when it is sprung on you, just just have to roll with the punches. I am glad I did.
Lately I have been having “problems” with a couple of the other females at work. I really do try to be nice to people as much as possible. My mindset is that I do not want to cause anyone to feel bad in any way. I am very blunt though. Those two things conflict sometimes. I am working on that. I like for people to be honest with me when I need to improve on things so I naturally sometimes assume that, that is how most people are thinking as well. That is not the case.
Anyway, this morning I came into work and one of the ladies was getting her coffee. So, I clocked in and stood behind her waiting to get my cup next. She turned around and said “Do you not have a mother?” and very confused, out of it because I had woken up literally 30 min before that..said..”Uhh, yes..why?” and she in a very harsh tone said “YOU NEED TO LEARN SOME MANNERS AND I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MOTHER AND IF YOU DO SHE NEEDS TO TEACH YOU SOME MANNERS.” (Remember…I have not said a word to this woman.) “You need to say Good morning when you enter a room!” I was blown away at what all she had just said to me…and responded with “I’m sorry, good morning Nilifer I am just not awake yet. Although, that was very rude of you to say that to me.” and she said “YOU are not nice.” and walked away…
So my initial thought was WOW. What just happened? and it’s way too early for this. haha..then it moved to my feelings being hurt and then to anger because I really didn’t feel like I deserved it.
But now it is a craving to understand..to know that no matter how ridiculous her comments to me were…SOMETHING, whether I did it or not sparked it. Now, I just want to know what was going through her head and what I can do to improve how I come across. It’s quite enlightening to be honest…normally I would defend myself to the core if I thought I was right but I don’t even feel like that is what is important now. I feel like everyone has their reasons for reacting the way they do and all you can do is work on your own.
Anyway, I hope her day gets better because she actually made mine better in a completely ironic behind the bush way haha.
Have great days. Make it happen.
I hate that i’m complaining about this because it is so completely under my control but I want to get it out and I really hope that someone else feels the same way..because i’m seriously losing hope for people in general and that includes myself because I am in a position I never thought I would be in. My cubicle where I listen to mindless orders from people who’s letters I have to type for them because they don’t know how to spell third grade level words…is…completely smothering everything I love about people, and myself. Why do people fall into the trap of a job that serves absolutely no purpose but money????? I can’t STAND that I feel like i’m not accomplishing anything from 8 to 5 Mon-Fri.. I am wasting time when I could be simply holding a door open for someone or at least sharing a genuine thought with another person. At least then I’d know that I was doing something no matter how small to I don’t know influence and enrich my life in a positive way..or maybe just make someone smile…why do people stop craving this past the age of 10??? Go outside and roll around in the grass or hell quit your job and do what it is that you KNOW will make you feel good and worth something instead of what is “supposed” to happen after you graduate high school or college. I always hear people and myself say that getting up every morning and going to a job you hate to get by is “reality” and that we have to grow up sometime…but there are so many jobs that I would love to wake up and do and sitting at a desk all day putting information into a computer is NOT reality..not to me. So I’m finally going to do something about it.
I’m going outside to do a lap around the building to at least temporarilly satisfy my craving.
This is such a great contest for those who want to reach others or who just want there blogging to be seen. Thanx a lot!
May the best blog post win.
I’ve been through a nasty breakup last year and I was trying to do my best to let things go. I finally realized who were worth keeping and staying with. 😀
This year I went through so many changes like new friends, realizing that he was a real dumb butt (censoring ;D), everything is OK with my best friend, I’ve met someone new and it’s been a month now and more things are about to come. I also changed my haircut which is now a bang and shorter hair. I know it’s not related but I guess change is good.
Unfortunately, I know that with me and my family it isn’t going as strong but I’ve said what was needed and now I’m growing up and seeing the other side of life.
College is coming up next year so I’ll be legit again. The change we believe in!
I’ll enter the contest later, this comment is for Miranda, who left a couple of notes above: http://flyingconfessions.com/blog/?cat=39
I think I know exactly how you feel about working a 9-5er. I’ve written about it a variety of times on the blog above, if you want to commiserate. 🙂 But know that no matter what environment you’re in, the way you treat people and work hard is its own accomplishment, even if it doesn’t feel meaningful to you. It really is the little things that make up the big picture of who we are, and I think you get that based on some of the examples you listed of ways that your day might be more meaningful. Anyway, it’s something I’ve been fixated on for a few years now, so I thought I’d chime in with my two cents. Someone else does feel the same way. 🙂
My biggest transformation is my 65lbs weight loss… the right way. I blogged about it a while back because I was so irritated at an article I read online about loosing weight in 17 minutes.
Here is the link to my post:
I have kept it off for almost 2 years and it is fantastic.
Don’t get me wrong. I still have my fat months and skinny months, but that is because I still love to eat! But all in moderation.
Thanks so much!
its pretty long so sorry about that in advance!
Like some other people said, mine’s fairly long. But so are transformations. 🙂
Here’s my blog and entry!
Sorry about the length as well…I had a lot to say =)
My biggest transformation occurred in just the last 7 months. Since I was 18 years old I knew what I wanted to do. Unfortunately most people believed it to be financially unstable and not a “real” career. After graduating from college I left to pursue my dream. Less than a week after graduating from the best Dive Training Institutes of the world I landed a great job that pays a salary and keeps me busy doing what I love. I am instructing new and advanced students in the wide field of SCUBA, working as a mate on a boat, and contributing to a growing and successful dive shop even during these tough economic times. I live comfortably in the keys a wonderful man I met just 6 months ago. My family and friends have all seen a huge difference in my overall attitude and behavior. For the past 8 years I have been following a path that others have pushed me along. I felt stuck and unhappy in a job that had nothing to do with my major. Now I am following my own path and I have never been happier! To truly transform yourself one must be ready to uproot and take the plunge. I had no guarantees I would be successful and now I am growing a network bigger than my instructors anticipated! Hard work, determination, and refusing to ignore my dreams brought me to where I am now and life is finally bringing me good things every day and surprising me with better opportunities and happiness than I ever imagined!!
Even if I do not win this contest I am glad to share my transformation with others in hopes that they too believe that even if everyone is against you if you want something to happen, if you want to transform your life, you can. Just get up and make it happen!
Alrightly, here’s my try!
Apologies for it quite being long.
I cut it short as much as possible!
So, here is my entry. It is titled “Wall Flower to Flower Wall” I hope you enjoy it ModCloth 🙂 and hope the people reading it might find inspiration in it! 🙂 xoxox <3
Here’s mine! 🙂
I really love the idea of this contest, because I think it allows us to take the time to realize the amazing transformations in our lives, even if they resulted from a tragedy, that make us who we are today.
So, thank you for doing this for us.
i dont have a blog : / but… i guess ill just do it here, and hope it counts.
i used to be kinda slutty… hahaha. It was my first year of high school… you know how girls are when they are that age. I didnt believe in any religion even tho my parents are muslim. i wore mini skirts and just didnt have any kind of self esteem. If things had stayed the way they were i would have probably been 16 and pregnant. I went to my country and saw how everyone was and learned about my religion. I came back to america and for some odd reason just randomly started wearing a head scarf. My world turned upside down and i became depressed. I lost my some of my friends. I gained weight, and just lost even the little self esteem i had. I twas really hard for me, but i kept wearing it because i knew it was wrong to take it off. I kept wearing it for two years, and i am now religious, and happy. I have made better friends that like me for who i am, and now have meaning in my life. I graduated high school surrounded by amazing people, and felt amazing. Im still losing the weight i gained, but i have lost most of it. My life has gotten so much better, and i couldnt be happier.
This is my life tranformation that helped me to become a better person.
Hello friends from modcloth!! This is my story I hope yo like it!!
this made me think a lot.
My biggest transformation was when I moved from my hometown to a city where I did not know anyone, but my Aunt. When I was in my hometown, I was one of the most popular girls. Everyone “loved” me. It went to my head. I was really mean. Moving was the thing that took me down a peg. It was the best kind of transformation because I was transformed into a person I would actually like to be around.
I posted mine a bit ago, but I didn’t post the exact entry– (sorry about that). Since I’ll be updating it, I figured that I should probably give the link to the specific ModCloth related post.
here it is:
Mine has been edited, as well, because it showed up just html before. So, if for some reason you were reading ones at 7:30 at night and wondered why my transformation was /biieoa and what the heck that meant, everything is all better.
I hope this works out it is my first time doing something like this.
This is my first time putting a link onto a website, so i hope it works!
this is it: http://highlanddancer24.blogspot.com/2009/07/honesty.html
This is my entry:
sorry about the first one, I thought my computer wasn’t working. 🙂
Alright, my transformation would have to start at my epiphany in my second year of high school (Yes, Sophomore year :)). Yeah, yeah this one is like some of the others, but this ‘light bulb’ moment led me through the most drastic makeover in my entire life. The day was sometime in February; maybe two weeks after Valentine’s Day. The back story is that I met this guy in my LA class that I gave a letter to, ya know just to tell him that I liked him and all (basically, what any typical V-Day card would say). Just to say, I have never had a 1st boyfriend (and still don’t), or even shied at letting a guy know my feelings about them. And let me just get to the point–he shot me down like a duck flying in the winter. That’s right, shot down cold. For days, I was depressed (what would any other teen girl do besides for cry in her pillow, or blast loud metal music?) and I started to wonder: “why”? Then, I went to my mother, like I always do, and asked her for advice. She said something like “Hun, this event was just a turning point for you, you’ve gotta step up to the plate and start to do something about yourself!” Ha, ha–very funny. Me? I was never that kind of person that would go through a change. I have never worn make-up and never cared about my health; I just never took care of myself. I was the tomboys of tomboys and didn’t care what people thought of me. So I decided, after me and my mother had this conversation, “Hey, I’m gonna get back at this kid. He’s gonna regret that he didn’t even (at the least) want to be my friend or anything. It’s gonna come back and kick his butt tenfold. Karma is truly a funny thing.”
My ultimate goal: To look awesome in every way, to wear make-up, to loose weight (at least to 130), and of course; to make guys’ heads turn. And so, or course, I pushed that guy out of my mind and started to get busy. I, weighing at 164 and some odd decimals and being 5’6, I decided to change my whole plan. I went from long (past my butt to be precise), light, almost blonde brown hair to short (a bob, mid neck) jet black hair with bangs right across my forehead. I even started to wear MAC make-up; foundation, neon eye-shadows, black eyeliner, black liquid eyeliner, foundation, powdered, brown eyebrow stick, bright red and pink lipstick. Come to think of it, it made me look sort-of like Katy Perry 😀 ha! My diet changed completely as well—*ahem* Soda, chips, fatty meats, processed foods, sugar, ice cream, fast-food, take-out, and most restaurants were out of the picture. The only things I eat (and enjoy) now are fruits and veggies, with the occasional dairy product. My clothing style went from baggy jeans and T’s to awesome vintage/retro clothing like sun-dresses and shorts with cute frilly shirts. I started to work out, recently staring to run three miles a day around my neighborhood (well, because treadmills are boring) After, a month (which is the present date), after being inspired by my family, especially my mom, I have become a better, more active person than I ever thought I would be. Even at my job, guys and girls are like “Wow, you are so gorgeous” and “Do you have a boyfriend?” I’m just loving the compliments instead of the nasty looks that I used to get when I was overweight. Today, I’m weighing 139.4 and still hoping to loose more :). And you know, it all started with a broken-heart—now it’s all mended 🙂
So yes, that was my largest transformation. I hope you enjoyed it 😀 Karma is hilarious. Just remember, you can do anything if you set your mind to it 🙂 Get motivated! xD
hope i get it, but even if i don’t i put a lot of heart into this! best of luck everyone 🙂
I hope no one I know sees this.
Oh and, I just made a new blog because I was having some troubles with my old ones. Nothing much on there.
Just look for the one named “Transformations.” I made it blatantly obvious haha.
The story of my transformation and the links to modcloth can be found @
Heeeeere it is!
It’s not as great as some others but I thought you gotta be in it to win it ^__^
Love the contest idea! My greatest transformation, hands down, was from backseat biker to biker babe and facing my fears. Read about it here: http://playingmanyparts.wordpress.com/
I wasn’t always the positive, spiritual person I am today. A lot of trials and tribulations where handed to me in my life to get me to the point I am at today.
I never thought that I would be sitting here, writing about how I’ve changed, or looking at a picture of my husband and daughter. I used to be a faithless person with no drive and lots of dreams.
I never realized that you have to work for what you want. Life is hard, things are tough, and you go through things that you’d probably never want to, or that you’d not wish on an enemy. But these dark moments in life can empower you and strengthen you, if you choose it to.
So what magical moment occurred in my life to make me the way I am now?
I became a wife and a mother. Now, I’m not saying that my husband is this hero that saved me. I did it myself. I worked at my own transformation. But it was his love and support and it was my art and my creativity that brought me to the path of transformation and healing.
My biggest transformation was when I looked in the mirror and loved who I saw. It was when I became who I wanted to be.
My biggest transformation was growing up and learning to stand on my own two feet, who couldn’t agree? It’s a tough one for everyone!
Here’s my old school xanga.
My biggest transformation was growing up and learning to stand on my own two feet. It’s a tough one for everyone!
Here’s my old school xanga!
very sorry for the multiple posts, didn’t think it’d gone through, and on top of that I forgot the link
Oh, this is a good one! I’m happy to participate, here is my entry! 😉
When I was younger, I was a messy, forgetful, unresponcible girl. My room was never clean, I would forget my chores, laze around, and forget to make phone calls to my parents when they told me to call. I realized, one day, that what I was doing was going to lead me down a path that would more than likely cause myself a great deal of trouble.So one day, I cut off nearly sixteen inches of hair off. I needed a change, a transformation, something that would better myself and give me the confidence I surely lacked. My hair was at my elbows, and I finally cut it up toan inch below my chin. I dyed my hair from blonde to dark brown, and began eating healthie as well. I felt wonderful. I began taking care of my responcibilities, keeping my room clean, doing more than my chores, which in turn, led to my mother’s and my relationship growing stronger and better.
My first try at blogging, a fresh start.
problem < solution.
thanks for this contest, seriously. it made me sit down and write it all out, which I had been hankering to do anyway.
My first blog…I think I like this!
Whoops, forgot to link it…
Another new blogger telling my tale.
Just recently posted a very apropos blog entry. Here’s the link.
Here’s My Entry.
It Literally Happened The Day I Typed It Out.
I Hope It’s Good Enough
here it is!
all rightly, its signed Olivia which is my real name i just always put my nick name Livie. I pretty much bared my soul i feel real good now! thanks for this opp Mod Cloth
I tried to make mine concise, but I hope it’s in-depth enough.
my post on how turning vegan at 25 transformed my life. thanks for reading!
Thats mine 🙂
Something that really changed me and is still changing me up to this day is the fact that I have someone out there who loves me sooo much and it doesnt matter what I do he still loves me the same. This person is The Lord Jesus Christ who came from the most wonderful place ever heaven and came down to this screwed up earth….. he came here to die the most brutal death ever on a cross, and he did it for everyone including me. Its not like I deserve to be loved so much not when my life is so full of sin, but he loved me no matter what and gave me a second chance while I was still screwed up. I took that chance and put my faith in him and its changed my life and my perspective on everything. When I think of his love for me it fills me with joy and that love overflows to everyone around me. I’m not saying my life is now perfect its not but God is changing my heart slowly and he is always there no matter what…. I want to do what will please him and one day I will get to be in heaven with him! I love that someone cared for me through it all and I’m glad I know about God, his son and his life, its made me a totally different person and there is nothing I’m more thankful for then that.
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
My biggest transformation has been the last year in general. It started when I got engaged…that changed my life. To have someone love me as much as my fiance does has just changed my perspective completely. We bought a house, a cat, and now sadly, my fiance lost his job due to the economy. I have had to change everything I did in the past just to make ends meet. Whether is it thirfting again or bargaining with the butcher, I have had to change everything I was used to. But in the end, it was really not the events that changed me…it was the person behind them. Because ever through the good and now the not-so-pleasant, he has loved me, un-faltering through out it all and I had loved him the same in return. I learned that love changed me and that transformation is amazing…
i love you guys so much! thanks for the opportunity you guys are great:)
here it is 😀
Anyone who would like is welcome to read this, i hope it is inspiring =]
i don’t know if i posted the link! so i’m going to do it again… SORRY!
My transformation story is about my move from a country town and meeting an amazing friend. The link to the full blog post is http://pigeonslooksillywhentheywalk.blogspot.com/2009/07/transformation-story.html
this is my transformation, the hardest part of my young life, that has made me the better person i am today
Well more specifically, this:
Read with care. Thank you.
Here’s the Blog, enjoy!
Phew, I’m glad I’m not the only one with a crazy-long entry! Good luck to all and thanks for reading. 🙂
Oops – I put the blog link as my website link. I thought it’d show up at the top of my post. Take two, and action…
Here’s my blog post!
Um, does anybody want their transformation to be “Lots more people following my blog?” Can I add some of y’all? I know I love extra readership….
My transformation is up and linked on my blog. If anyone wants to learn how to refinish furniture, that is what my blog was initially started for. Now it’s kind of a hodge-podge of different things!
It’s kind of … well, personal, no doubt.
hope you will enjoy reading this.
My transformation into a children’s book author and illustrator – hope you enjoy!
please delete my entry.
I think my personal metamorphis was letting go of someone who wasn’t good for me. It was a struggle, because I loved them dearly. They were in a bad spot and I tried to be supportive. They were destructive and it took more strength than I knew I had to say goodbye and choose my own happy and helahty patch.
Here’s my entry! Absolutely brilliant contest, it’s been really great reading the entries and writing mine!
Great contest. Attached is the link to my blog post and my Momma Transformation.
Above is the URL of my entry for the Terrific Transformations Contest.
Thanks for the opportunity!
My major transformation happened when I was a a church youth camp. I had been struggling with a lot and knew I need a place where I could go and feel peace again. Thats exactly what happened on the 3rd night. My church had skipped out of fellowship time to have our own time as a church and as they were singing this song came on Everything by Lifehouse, and as I listened to the words I instantly began crying and fell to my knees because I knew I had been going the wrong way and just kept going. I felt God speaking to me and tearing down all the walls I had built up with fears and hurts. When our time ended i felt peace… and there is no way Im going back to how I was.
I went through an intense, psychologically muddling friendship that has defined my teenage years, and will probably define future friendships for a long time to come (hopefully not too long).
Thank you so much for this opportunity… writing about the experience already helped, oddly.
I hope you like it.
This is a blog dedicated to a change I am making in my life right now.
Note that Modcloth is eternally linked on the side, labeled as “My addiction”.
Thanks for the inspiration!
My essay is about two kinds of lessons: my Mandarin lessons and the lessons of self-acceptance I have learned as a Taiwanese-American living in Taipei, Taiwan. Thank you for running the contest — I had a lot of fun writing my essay.
“Except for the lovey, romantic part, Desmond was my chick flick hero.”
I’m part of a tandem blog, and had the BRILLIANT idea of making our entries, well, tandem. Duo things are in at Sassanati.blogspot.com/ all over the world.
Anyway, mylovely blogophile, Mikayla, went on vacation, and I blogged about my own, lonely transformation, alone. 🙂
Please enjoy. thanks for all the cute clothes I have in my closet.
I hope you enjoy!
Congrats on the transformation and I hope you have another one, and another one… Read my post and you’ll understand why. 😉
Awesome contest! I’ve enjoyed reading all of the other entries.
should be the most recent post
Good luck to everyone else!! Here is my entry post:
What a great contest!
Here is my blog post for your contest!
My blog: http://psuhottie402.livejournal.com
hope you like it…
I hope this works!
Great contest! Here’s my entry: http://single-serving-km.blogspot.com/search/label/All%20about%20me
Thanks for your consideration!
Here is my finished blog post. Thanks for creating the contest, it was a lot of fun 🙂
All finished with the pics, thanks for the opportunity!
My Terrific Transformation:
The Teachings of a Petty Thief
Hi, I enterd a litle while ago.
I’m still not sure if my story went through.
So I’m gonna enter it just one last time.
I’m entering the same story except I placed it in a different blog on my website.
Thanks for reading!
what a great contest idea! I’m glad you guys chose to do this, it really made me think and reflect.
Hey! A last minute submission!!! I hope you enjoy it!
Here’s my link
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