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Vanquishing the Judgment Monster July 10, 2017

I would like to take a break from our regularly scheduled tales of wonderment in Ireland to tell you how damned proud of myself I am. No I didn’t land a huge role; no I’m not on the NYT bestseller list; but I did just brush aside unnecessary judgment like it was nothing, and that is a landmark decision.

It wasn’t criticism of anything important even. It was that terrible Mean Girls’ judgment that haunted us all through our teen years. I was just talking about something I liked and was really excited about and JM (judgment monster) decided to make horrible tishing noises like I had just declared eating puppies and throwing babies off buildings were my favorite pastimes. I tried to turn the conversation, which really didn’t involve JM, to another thing I was excited about. Once again, nasty noises like I was a serial killer.

Then I got this horrible twist in my gut. (more…)

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New Choices January 17, 2015

What do you do when making important life choices? I mean, you could talk about it with a life coach, go on a long meaningful walk through the desert, or if you’re like me, you could chop off all your hair.

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I’ve always had long hair. Not that you can usually see it since it’s nearly always under a wig for shows.

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And I’ve always been afraid to cut off all my hair. I was afraid I wouldn’t know what to do with it.  I was afraid I would look like a man. I was afraid I would look like a mushroom. But I did it anyway.

I now have no hair. Nearly none at all. It’s short.

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I still don’t know how I feel about it.  I freak out when I touch it.  But it’s time for some changes. And we shall begin with my hair.

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