Treading into Tuesday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Treading into Tuesday
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Tue, 08-27-2013 - 10:40am

Did I confess to you all that I haven't had my hair done since December, before ski season? It's embarassing that I care so little about it, especially because I love when my hair has just been done and it's looking REALLY bad right now. I've touched up the roots and let it go.  My biggest problem is that I can't decide between going to my old place, really cheap, the woman used to work at high end salons in Georgetown, Old Town, and opened up her own studio near me.  It's pepto bismol pink and I never relax there because it's so noisy. Her English is fair but most others in the salon don't speak it well so I don't call in for appointments and have to stop by.  But, I get a cut, color, highlight for $65 and she does a great job.  The other place I go to is much nicer. They do have others wash, style, etc. I think I pay more than $65 just in tips.  But, they do a great scalp massage, pamper you.  The other place is more typical for my area.  Anyway, I'm going to the cheap place today for what's becoming my two times a year hair cut/color/highlight.

So, no workout, just a lot of studying.  I'm reading a book about a woman who has stayed home to raise kids now off to college, husband taking off successfully and how she has no life, no passion.  I don't quite relate to it and get kind of frustrated w/ it all but then it really is reality for a lot of women.  Well, not just women whose kids have gone off to college but people who work jobs they don't love, do what they need but never discover what they love.  I've been told by many people that they wouldn't know what to do w/ themselves w/ all their free time if they didn't work. I can't relate. I love the people in my classes, activities where they have so much fun stuff giong on that they don't have time for it all.  Speaking of which, when does GR get back from BM?






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 08-28-2013 - 9:56am

The problem w/ finding a trade you enjoy is, at least for someone like me, is that I get bored after a whlle.  I've read that you should make your second favorite passion your career so that you'll always have a passion.  OTOH, there's the expression that if you do what you love, you never work a day in your life.  I guess every job has its ups and downs. The advantage of a career like yours is that you can make a living on it. In order to make a living in fitness, for your whole life, you have to either keep reinventing yourself, or it's quick burn out. How many people can someone train in a row, days on end w/out getitng tired?

Has your daughter taken graphic art classes?  It might be good for her to try interning. I've met quite a few graphic designers who've burned out--because they're not designing their vision. They're doing what the corporation wants.  It's all about balance, finding what you want to do and something where you're less likely to be unemployed (being practical). I read about all these graduates who don't have jobs but in the meantime, they majored in theater or medieval spanish literature.  Double majors are good if you want to do something like that. 






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 08-27-2013 - 7:07pm
The dentist told me that I, too, have entangled nerves throughout my jaw area...the endodontist I see said that he trained with some specialist that always used a three-agent cocktail. MApparently, many patients go to himJUsT to be numbed. :O. Glad to hear you were able to make it in...just reading your posts made me uncomfortable. Jean, I think you are a great role model for girls/women. Perhaps I "missed the boat" and should have found a trade that I enjoy more...it looks like my daughter is going after that path, trying to get into the graphic design program at college. She just gets "lost" in art. I hope she finds her passion.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 08-27-2013 - 4:39pm

Sounds like you did a complete about face from where you were! You have so much going on, besides your family.  Someone gave me a book called the Mother Daughter Project--about keeping close w/ your daughter as she gets older.  The first chapter talked about how women/moms and most of their daughters couldn't say what made them happy or what they wanted. I thought it was sad, and frustrating, so I stopped reading the book.  I've always felt kind of selfish as a mom because I've kept up w/ my interests and refuse to give them up, eg. ski season took precedence over some of my kids activities; the times I went to the gym/skate/calligraphy, etc. and left the kids home w/ my husband or MIL.  These books make me feel like I shouldn't feel bad at all.  

Ugh, what a headache w/ the tooth/anesthesia.  My husband and son are the same way. They have to overnumb them for it to take affect.  The first time my son had fillings, it was excruciating and the dentist didn't realize he wasn't screaming because he was scared (he isn't the type).  My husband told me later and I asked WHY he didn't think it might be good to mention beforehand.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 08-27-2013 - 3:17pm

Jean, I almost found myself in the same place as the woman you read about. It was like I woke up one day and realized I was heading down a path I didn't want to be on.

The endodontist called this morning to say they had a cancellation and asked if I could make it. With 1.5 hour drive, I still made it. The very first thing they say after taking xrays is that I have an unusually long and "weird" root system. HA! I had to laugh. I'm always the one with the oddities. So, they gave me all kind of extra shots to numb and finally my mouth/face couldn't feel anything so they were able to get things done. At this time my face feels numbish and rubbery and they gave me a prescription for pain as I may have what they describe as some pain and swelling for a few days. lol I have no idea what I am in for.  

I have no plans to work out today. If I am not dying then I wil probably relax and Youtube for a while tonight.

Didn't Gym say she's be back around Sep 1?  

Karla
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