Defunk

posted by Momo Fali on September 20, 2010
I am not going to mince words. I have been in a funk lately and I believe in getting to the point. I have never been one for small-talk. (Unless you saw me in the elevator in New York, in which case I really was complaining about the weather.)

If you read my last post, you know I feel like I have been chasing my tail at the same time that I am sinking in my own self-created quicksand. This is not an easy task to wake up to each day. You know, if we insomniacs actually woke up.

On Friday afternoon, I took the first set up this mountain before me.

I got my hair done.

Some people may not understand that, but I am a woman and, like it or not, we are judged by our appearance. Mostly, it is done by ourselves when we look in the mirror.

Not getting sleep does nothing for my looks, my face is breaking out from the heat and humidity created by green beans, and the like, at my day-job and I have never weighed so much without the benefit of being pregnant.

So yeah, it was nice to do something to make myself look better.

Today, I quit writing for two friends’ websites. Actually, I quit writing for one friend’s website and the other one was lucky enough to have me quit before I started. I. Am. A. Great. Friend.

Not that I was doing more than two or three posts a month, but I realized I couldn’t even manage that. It is time for me to stop taking care of other people’s business before I take care of my own.

In addition, during the past week I have realized that I can’t stop blogging here. It is my very own Happy-Hands Club and it is what keeps me sane. I have always been a writer. I’ve just never called myself one.

Can you feel it? I am reclaiming my life.

Either that, or the highlights went right to my brain.

    Comments

  • unmitigated me


    Life claiming, chemically-treated brain, whatever. I'm for it, of course.

  • Tara R.


    Positive steps… baby steps. Your friends will understand you need to make some changes.

    Never underestimate the restorative powers of a new coif.

  • Ed


    Could be vapors from the polish station. That stuff lingers!

  • Heather


    Congrats on making positive steps. It's amazing what new hair will do.

  • Laurie


    I rarely feel better than when I get my hair done.

    You are a wonderful person and your life deserves every ounce of energy you can give it. You are so right.

    And no, you cannot stop blogging here. You could try but I know very well that it would find you. Plus, I carry my Ohio blogging contingent VERY close to my heart and I can't lose any of you. So it's selfish you see. (Hoping we can score lunch when I finally decide to get off my butt and drive to Dayton for a festival. :))

  • Lotus (Sarcastic Mom)


    Oh, God, please tell me that your next step is drawing a Liger.

    Oh please, oh please, oh please….

    xoxo

  • Davina


    Glad to hear you're taking baby steps! But for the record. I envy you. I think you always have a great, fun smile and look great in a pair of jeans and a sweater with your hair pulled back in a pony tail!! Just sayin….

  • Irish Gumbo


    Go, girl!

  • Zoeyjane


    I can't help but feel that the next step should involve a word that starts with a P includes 'edicure' and ends with an ah.

    Failing that, a bottle of champagne and *insert male actor of your choice, but I kind of saw Jude Law in this scenario, if you could get past his lascivious past long enough, or get drunk first*.

    Either way, I hear you on some level, sister.

  • Melisa with one S


    "Tina! Come get your dinner!"

    Love you. So happy for you.

  • Leila


    I feel your pain. I've been battling depression (not that YOU said the big D word but for me it was full-blown) and FINALLY realized this year that I need to get MY shit together. Meaning my blog, my appearance, and all that other stuff. It's a daily battle.

    I'm glad you're still writing here – and doing what you need to do to reclaim YOUR life. It's the only one you have (or so some say) so LIVE IT. And I agree – pedicure, manicure, it seems so little but sometimes the pampering (and the nice results) keep us sane and relatively content for at least one more day. Hell, go for broke and get a massage!! You DESERVE it.

  • Lynn @ Walking With Scissors


    You have made me so selfishly happy with this post. I'm so glad you're staying!! I'm even gladder (is that even a word?) that you're starting to feel better. Love ya!!

  • Chibi


    Woo hoo! Go, you! So glad you're sticking around. <3

  • AlisonH


    Y A Y !!!! And not for my own selfish self (well, actually, there is that) but writing is something you do well and I'm glad you're still doing it and doing it in the place it most ought to be, quite honestly: where the real estate is your own.

  • As Cape Cod Turns


    Yay for happy hands!

    Good for you Momo! I am sure you look more beautiful than ever with your new do.

  • Sadia


    I'm glad. My equivalent of getting my hair done is getting my eyebrows done. I need to do that today.

    *hugs*

  • Kim - Mommycosm


    "I have always been a writer. I've just never called myself one."

    Embrace your talents. You ARE a writer.

    And… I totally get the new 'do thing. I can pinpoint transitions in my life with major hair cutting/styling. Good for you 🙂

  • Avitable


    Glad that you're defunkifying yourself. Go from funk to funky!

  • Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah


    We will miss you at Draft Day Suit, but if there is something I understand totally it is having too much to do.

    Defunk, my friend.

  • Amie


    NEVER underestimate the power of getting your herrrrr did.

  • Always Home and Uncool


    Maybe when you have the foil in your hair, you received some radio waves that altered your state. Or maybe to were tuned into Happy and Peppy 101.3 FM. Love their Morning Zoo.

  • meleah rebeccah


    I am soooooooooooooo happy you decided to keep this blog for your sanity's sake! And you really needed to treat yourself. YAY!

  • UP


    No matter what the cause, I'm glad you're sticking too it. And as TLW is also a Lunch Lady (actually, the head lunch lady in here case), I'm oddly turned on by a hairnet now!

    UP

  • Amy


    What, no photo of the haircut? Well that sucks.

    (Glad you are here.)

  • Aunt Juicebox


    Gettin' my hair did always makes me feel better. Well, dying it does. Every time I cut it, I weep for the future and want to just shave myself bald because it can't possibly make me look any worse.

  • Jill


    I'll tell ya … I totally feel your pain. I made a commitment to myself to do 4 things from now on to start feeling better about myself and my appearance:

    * wear lipstick
    * put on perfume
    * wear earrings / jewelry
    * attempt to do my hair.

    It's made a slight difference in how I feel.

    So glad you're not shutting down.

  • WeaselMomma


    Suck in those hair chemical fumes, baby!

  • Tom


    Very happy to know that you're refocusing and sticking with it here! Take care of yourself. Not sure what to suggest regarding warding off the inadvertent green bean facials, except for a welder's mask.

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