Hey hey! This is not your average hair lesson. I do not think I am a life coach or anything fancy like that, yet my heart has me sharing these words with you. I am safe, I have ample food in my fridge, my dog is literally the best company and my house is so peaceful. Yet here I am, crying at least once a day. About nothing, and everything. That is really the only way to describe it, like you are trying to keep your head above water, in a freaking ocean, and there are boats driving by lightning speed, with water skiers on the back, it is raining, and you are crying. Waterworks.
At times I look in the mirror and give myself a kid president kind of pep talk, and then I hop on my computer and do some hair education. Other times I more or less am just yelling at myself, and then I go for a run. I also have a tender sweet patting your head kind of pep talk, and then I make myself a margarita. What I am really trying to say, is who the f***k called this quarantine? This is actually the longest PMS known to the world. Perma-PMS, if you will. With every emotion in the book all from the time the sun rises till the sunsets. I have drank alll the white claws, bota box wine, hiked every trail in the area, and diagnosed myself with aggressive emotional disease. (you can laugh now) Quarantine has taught me wallowing in your sorrows is okay, getting back up is necessary, and that I totally picked the right career choice. Human connection makes me hop out of bed, and sing really loudly on the way to work, and get so excited for the 8-10 people I get to have in my chair every day. It makes me giddy for the armpit sweat I get every blowout. The color I drop on my new steve madden slides. My 2pm Cabin Creek coffee run. It fills my cup, like it overflows my cup. Major amounts of overflowing.
Quarantine has taught me, that even during mother f***king quarantine, I can fill my cup. I had to opt for a smaller cup, granted, and it's not overflowing every day, but I am filling it. Today for instance, I did a zoom workout, and then I learned a new haircut via Facebook Live, and then I binged watched some Netflix, June and I went for a run, I face-timed with my sweet sweet niece and nephew, and I ate really good homemade Thai Food. My cup was full, half of it was from a stupid screen that requires wifi, but it was still full. It is not my 5 year plan, and honestly it's not even my 5 day plan.
Quarantine has taught me, I need my clients, friends, family and courtyard bread, more than they will ever need me. It has taught me that physical distancing is the hardest thing I have ever gone through in my whole life. It has taught me, it is okay to feel stressed about a lot on your plate or working late 4 weeks - or years in row, but having a purpose is worth it all.
Quarantine has taught me Alpena, has the most amazing community, and we rise together.
Quarantine has taught me opening a business is 2020 is the closest real life hunger games I will probably experience.
Quarantine has taught me that feathered roots really are essential, and natural coloring techniques win. #sorrynotsorry Balayage is not just a trend, it is here to stay.
Quarantine has taught me that hugs are not all that bad. And I will never ever say no to “just one drink” (not that i really ever have) a shopping trip, or a Saturday early morning cycle at BAC again.
I love social squishing. Is going to be my new bumper sticker, mk?
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