A couple of months ago I received a letter in the mail that changed the course of my life for the time being.
It was a letter from my hair stylist telling me and Luke that she had decided to quit doing hair and was pursing another career.
I had many emotions going through my mind but most of all I felt like I had just gotten dumped by my long time serious boyfriend who had marriage potential.
How was I supposed to move forward from here?
I had invested so many years, time, hair colors, and my deepest secrets while sitting in that chair for hours upon hours. I was just supposed to accept that it was all over??
Throughout the next couple of days I went through the various levels of grief. At first I was in denial and kept thinking she would change her mind, then I was just angry.
Angry. Mad. How could she do this to me? How DARE she pursue her own desires and goals for life. WHAT ABOUT MY HAIR?!?!
And not only was I upset but Luke was equally upset. Well maybe not equally but have you seen the man's hair?? It took years to find someone who could tame that mane and NOW SHE ABANDONED US.
I mentioned that I haven't had my hair cut or colored since August and part of the reason is because I had no clue where to go. I was sort of frozen, I asked around and people were either too far away or too expensive. Plus I just wanted my old girl back.
It was too soon to go to anybody else, my heart was still healing.
But today for the first time since August I finally went and tried somebody new.
It was awkward at first as we got to know each other.
Plus I was totally sizing her up. Do you judge your hair stylist by their own hair? How unfair is that? But I totally do it. She had cute hair so she passed my test.
And by the end of a successful hair cut and color I told her "I'll see you next time" which was code for "I think this relationship is going to work"
I'm relieved that I finally found a hair stylist. And yes I have bigger problems than finding a hair stylist but this is my current focus. I get fixated on things and dwell on them forever. It's a healthy way to live.
So here's to hopefully many happy years with my new hair friend. My hair is ready.