Now that I'm gainfully employed again and have made it through a tough holiday season of weirdness because we're not celebrating until my brother-in-law is home from Kuwait, I feel light-hearted and free....as if the dark clouds of despair have all departed and can't return.
Here's what I've done since the New Year!
On Wednesday, I met my friend, Amy, after work for coffee. When I got there, I saw that she had cut bangs into her hair and it was so freakin' cute. While we sat there and talked, I noticed some business cards on the table. I picked one up and saw it was for a salon which was located upstairs from where we were having coffee. I said, "If they were still open, I'd get bangs cut into my hair, too!" Amy thought that was a fantastic idea, so we called upstairs to see if anyone was still there..........YES, there was and she told us to come right on up! If you've known me for any amount of time, you'll know that I'm a planner. It's just what I do.....I can't help it and it's almost like a sickness with me. I've learned to embrace the neurosis, but many of my friends make fun of me, so getting bangs on a whim is totally out of character for me.
Here's what my bangs look like: [more blog after the pic!]
While Coel was cutting my bangs, I commented out loud that I wished there was time to re-do the color on my hair. When I left the salon with my sassy bangs, I had an appointment to come back on Saturday to have the color done.
Here's what my new color looks like: [still more blog after the pic]
So.....this is part of how my new year has begun. In addition to the hair, I've gone back to the South Beach diet and will not gain back the weight I lose this time. It's so comforting to know that I've already had great success with the SB lifestyle in the past....I know I won't fail!
Pepe and I have been talking again lately and it seems as if all the weirdness has past, for which I'm very grateful. I've even been surviving without a full 8 hours of IM conversation with my lifesaver, Sugar D. The new year makes me think of what Anne's teacher told her, "Each day is fresh, with no mistakes in it." The New Year is also fresh with no mistakes in it and it makes me feel as if I can conquer the world!
I don't really make resolutions, but as a planner, I constantly set goals. That some of them coincide with the New Year is inevitable, but succeed or fail, I just remember that tomorrow is a new day without any mistakes in it and I can start over again.
[I hope I haven't gotten too sappy for you all]
I leave you with this parting photo. Me, on my birthday in 1976. My hair has come full circle: [no more blog after this pic]