Wake Up, Septmeber is Over.

Throughout the month of September I had Green Day’s song in my head. I don’t know what it is about September, but it seems (looking back) that I often find myself in shifting sands at this time of the year. Maybe its the sudden shift to the chilly weather, or perhaps, as a friend of mine pointed out, the fact that there is no pause between first and second terms in the school I teach in so there’s no time to get my head above water before plunging in again. Anyway, this September was extra difficult too, as I had that monkey on my back (aka the thesis) to contend with right? And so I found myself caught in extra deep waters for quite some time and the only thing I knew was that if I made it through September, I’d be fine.

So finally, September did end and I was really glad I got to end it with a yin yoga session that allowed me to get my head on back straight.  The next day, I went back to yoga class and told my vinyasa teacher that finally, I found my sunshine. I went on to say that I did know that I was still in that deep water and that the troubles that plagued me and the difficulties around me were still the same, but that I finally knew better…that despite that I was able to get my head above water and take a looooong deep breath that allowed me to gain clarity.

And so to usher in a fresh start, I decided to cut off all the old and restart. Literally.

I walked into a salon yesterday hair like this.

I told the hairdresser to chop it all off. He gave me this “oh-my-gawd-what-are-you-thinking???” look and asked me thrice if I was sure. I said yes. He asked why. I said I didn’t know and that it was just time.

And so he chopped. And I walked out with this…

“Change is not pleasant, But change is constant. Only when we change and grow, We’ll see a world we never know.” ~From Wisdom of The Orange Woodpecker

As I left I told him, in the words of Meredith Grey, sometimes change is good. Oh, sometimes, change is…everything.


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