Time for a Change

Well, I told Lady Day I would talk about some changes today, so I will. I have been feeling a bit down lately. Part of it is my seemingly eternal quest for sleep, quality sleep. It is better; however, after a time, lack of good sleep catches up to you and voila – you are down.

So, I decided to do some pick-me-ups. I had lunch today, out of town, with a couple of old friends. We get together about 1 time a month, eat, and catch up.

After that, I decided to go to a nail shop in town and have my toes done. You see, one of my bigger problems is that I can’t bend over well and can’t raise my feet up like I used to. So, trimming toenails is not only horribly difficult, but dangerous. I have some neuropathy, loss of feeling, and so, when I tried it myself, I cut pretty deep. Not good for a diabetic. So, I go to a nail salon and, for $5 plus tip, they take care of it for me. I just do it when I go to eat, so all in one trip. The people are oriental and very nice. After the first couple of trips, I have gotten to enjoy it and almost look forward to it.

Following that, I decided to take in a matinee. I went to two different theaters (experimenting with my GPS). However, I caught them both in the middle of shows and if I waited for the next one I would be driving home in the dark. I didn’t want to do that today, so I came on home.

When I arrived, I had been doing some thinking and decided on a big change…I deleted my beard! Yes, I cut it off, mustache and all. I then took a new pic for my gravatar and will put it on the other sites, too. The beard thing was somewhat expected. This was the longest beard and I had it for the longest time. I don’t care for them much. I thought back as to why I grew this one and realized that most of it (shakes head in shame) was that I was tired of shaving every day. What I realized is that, first, I don’t like the way I look in a beard, and, second, it is more trouble than it is worth. So, about a half hour and two twin blades later, I am me again. I also realized that I was doing just a bit of hiding behind it. That has to stop, so, now, it is done.

I feel…lighter!

Have you ever done something in order to hide behind it?

How about because you were being a bit lazy?


Have a wonderful day and smile more!


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  • abjectbooks  On October 11, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    You must feel very refreshed; enjoy!


    • kindredspirit23  On October 12, 2012 at 12:53 am

      I do and I am


  • Indira  On October 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Lighter, better, younger. Everyone should pamper their body, take good care of it, because it never forgives.


    • kindredspirit23  On October 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      That is true as I well know.


  • Linda Stapleton de Martinez  On October 11, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Great message, Scott, and lovely to see you from behind the camouflage. I was thinking about whether I have hidden behind things before and I’m sure I’ve used over working, high achievement, people pleasing etc., to cover up when I didn’t think I was good enough. God thinks I’m good enough, but old habits die hard, perhaps just different motives these days.

    It was also a very strange experience to give up using make up and colouring my hair, as taught by my Dominican Pentecostal Church…I guess now I just look the age I am, no frills, no camouflage and, now here’s the surprise, I think more people have told me I’m beautiful since then than they did when I was trying desperately to improve on God’s handiwork….. I am not opening the debate on all this doctrinal stuff, tired of that, but it is a very interesting process to go through.


    • kindredspirit23  On October 11, 2012 at 9:57 am

      No, debate. We are what/who we are.


  • ~Lady Day  On October 11, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Very good.


  • Marisa  On October 11, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Nice post, Scott! I’m proud of you for getting out for a “pick me up” day… Good for you! I like the clean-shaven look btw :))


  • Truth and Cake  On October 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I thought you looked different in your gravatar! Change is always good 🙂


  • buckwheatsrisk  On October 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    i hope you get a good nights sleep! glad you pampered yourself today (no not the diapers! lol)
    a whole new Scott….
    yes i hide. 🙂


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