Thank you to all of my supportive friends!! I love you all so very much. Thank you.
It's official. I'm no longer a student at the Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy. When I went in today, I only felt sad that I wasn't walking out of there with all 1600 hours completed. I said goodbye to the nice instructors and felt the falseness oozing out of some of the others as they said goodbye. There are a few people who it was sad to say goodbye to, but we're friends outside of school anyway. I will not miss that place. But I will miss doing hair for awhile. I felt a huge sense of relief when I made the decision to leave school and was surprised at the sense of calm and release that came as soon as I'd put my things in my car. I didn't want to linger. If I go back to hair school, it will not be to that particular school.
After that, I went with my sister, Reb, and my brother, Dewey, to the local animal control shelter to look for the family cat. She's been missing for 2 weeks. Sadly, we didn't find her. That place broke my heart. I was amazed at how many pit bulls and how many puppies there were. One kennel had 12 or so little puppies that looked like they all came from the same litter. I wanted to take them all home! My sister fell in love with two little puppies as we were leaving. One was all white, the other all black. If our apartment allowed pets, I have no doubt we would've taken them home. What was really scary was that there were more than a dozen kennels under rabies quarantine. Eeek!
From there we went to the 43rd Annual Scottish Gathering and Highland Games. My siblings and I have been really interested in our heritage lately and this is just another branch we're trying to become familiar with. It was cool. I'm crazy in love with bagpipes right now. We stood and watched some pipers for awhile and I was standing so close that I could feel the sound resonating through my body. I loved it. It was a beautiful day - perfect for walking around and looking at people in their wacky medieval get-ups and their super cool kilts.
I honestly feel like a different person now that I've left that school. I'm enrolling in a few summer classes at the community college next week and exploring my options. I'll keep you posted.