Today was a great day. I did not get nearly as much done as I had hoped, but it was great to get out and walk to enjoy the lovely summer weather that has decided to come out for a bit. On my walk, I went past a hair salon. I thought it might be nice to get a trim before I leave in a couple of days... so I back-tracked and went in.
The result? I took a bit more than expected, and 7 inches came off!! Well... I think it was more like 5, but the stylist said it was 7 total. (It still isn't short... but goodbye long hair! I think its been since high school since I cut this much off). Who knows... I didn't think my hair was that long before? Doesn't really matter, I suppose! Anyway... here is a pic of the new 'do.
After my hair-cutting adventure, I headed into the city, where I gathered with my (Holy Covenant) Field Education site committee to have my farewell gathering. A bit late, indeed, but we decided it best to wait until Kristin returned from her journey to Mexico so she could join us. I am so glad we did!
It was a lovely evening with folks I am glad to have had the opportunity to get to know this year. It has been a great group, and I hope to keep in touch with many of them. It is their honesty, ability to critique with love and support, and their unending support that have helped me to do so well this year. I have appreciated our time together... and of course the fact that they never made me cry has helped too (haha, Kristin!). While we have met monthly, tonight was actually the first night we were able to gather with all 8 of us at the same time. I am glad this was able to happen once before I parted, and a great night it was for it!