I had a rocky week – I had my third and apparently now FINAL appointment with the new therapist who actually insulted me for joining DT (even though she never heard of it before), refused to read the blogs I compiled & gave her as a window into my feelings over the last week, and told me if she read them she would have to charge me for it, much like she would a phone conversation. WTF?? Um, yeah. Why the heck is it so hard for me to find a decent therapist? I can't keep going through this!!

I was hysterically sobbing after (and during) that session, and I desperately needed a pick-me-up. I decided to do something I'd never done before EVER – get my hair colored! I should mention that my natural color is light brown, and having not been in the sun in forever, my skin tone is pretty fair. So I went to my favorite hairstylist, and we found a picture of exactly what I wanted – this deep burgundy base color with very subtle blonde highlights. My stylist was just as psyched as I was, and when it was done, I had completely ash blonde hair with platinum highlights. Against my pale skin. I looked like a ghost. I pointed again to the picture, keeping my cool, but said, "This is not red at all", and she said, "Oh, we'll fix it!" So she "toned it down" and hours later the result is that I now have light brown hair with LIGHT PINK highlights. And I paid LOTS OF MONEY. For PINK HAIR. I hate being the person who complains, especially because I love my stylist so much, but 1) I'd been there all afternoon and at 8pm I had to get home, and 2) I couldn't tell just how pink it was until I got home and saw it in my bathroom light. Then I checked it in every room, just to make sure it wasn't just the bathroom lighting – and it wasn't. I got light pink highlights. And they look horrible. I know I have to back there, but I feel like the stylist will be annoyed with me, and then I'll be that "problem customer". I don't even know if they can fix it! I mean, what happened to a deep burgundy base with subtle blonde highlights??!!! UGGGHHHHHHHHHH.

However, everything about Japan and Hawaii and what they're experiencing certainly puts my stupid pink hair in perspective, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by the disasters. And I feel completely petty and ridiculous for being upset about my cotton candy circus-sideshow hair.

  1. LizLizLiz 11 years ago


    It's really hard to find the right therapist.  I've gone thru tons of them and after several years of searching, I found one that I had a great relationship with.  Please don't be discouraged.  I know how you feel.  I've had many weeks where it's seemed like nothing is going right. 

    I admire how you mentioned Japan and how the disaster helped you put things into perspective. 

    Take care and I hope you're feeling better.

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  2. Tesla 11 years ago

    Aww.. that sucks your therapist was such a prick. It's hard to find a good therapist, one that clicks with you. I've been through countless therapists. It's an exhausting and often hurtful process.

    Uugh that sucks about your hair, too!! lol You weren't having a good day at all, were you? 🙂 Please please go back to that stylist! They cost you and arm and leg, and it sounds like your hair wasn't even close to what you requested. Coming from someone who has dyed her hair funky colors.. it's not THAT hard lol  She needs to get it right! I hope you put up pics!!

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