Wednesday, July 24, 2013 isn't my thing as I didn't manage to finish the 30 day photo project. I very quickly allowed life to get in the way... I often view my involvement in the hair industry as a marriage. I chose hair because I loved it with every ounce of my being. Together, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, and at this point, until death do us part, my shears and comb have been extensions of my hands. Within this “marriage” I’ve had “relationships” in terms of the salons I’ve worked at. These have been the platforms to which I am able to express my love for hair…and…lets be honest…to earn a living. Over time, these relationships have changed, and we either no longer served each other well, or life events have carried me elsewhere. I left Art+Science at the beginning of June. It was a challenging, sad decision to make, but I was becoming a challenging, sad person. I contacted a former co-worker who opened up his own place near my house. He told me he didn’t have a chair for me yet but needed someone to help out with the front desk. I agreed to do that until something opened up but first…I wanted to take a month off. And what a glorious month it was! I bought a new desk so I could write and practice my drawing. I did a spoken word performance with a friend of mine at a benefit that was raising money to give to a center that helps women with eating disorders. I’ve hung out with friends, slept late, gone to a bagillion yoga classes, visited my family and visited Jeff’s family in Alaska!!! The black cloud that has been following me around since I don’t know when has lifted. I am calmer, saner, happier.