Here’s the deal. I haven’t had my hair cut since before I started this blog. My hair is now long enough to pull back into a small, messy, two and a half inch pony tail. An unintentional pony tail. In college, I had a pony tail by design. I had Fabioesque locks cascading off my shoulders like so many romance book covers. I grew my hair out for one reason – my first girlfriend said she thought I would look good with long hair. That was the whole thought process. Pretty girl say long hair good. Me grow long hair.
But what I have now is the beginning of an unplanned pony tail. And it’s bad news. Because the length of my hair is directly proportional to the quality of my life. That is to say, I’ve had no reason to make myself look presentable as of late. Not working for most of the second half of 2011 left me unmotivated and mostly unkempt. And I don’t look good with this length of hair. My hair doesn’t grow down…it grows out. Like a Chia pet. I am an unmotivated Chia pet.
The upside is that my hair is unreasonably thick so, like the Starship Enterprise raising its shields, my bouffant provides an additional layer of protection. Were someone to try and knock me unconscious with a baseball bat, the weapon would simply embed itself in my do…like a pencil lost in a bag of cotton candy. The downside….I look like a freakin’ Chia pet.
So, how am I going to do it? How will I turn it around? How will I go from a year where my couch has become worn out from overuse to a year of activity and success? How will I go from a year of struggling to find work to a year where I am an in-demand commodity? How will I go from a year where every agent and manager ignores me to a year where my screenplays are the toast of the town? How will I come to terms with the fact that nobody uses the phrase, “toast of the town” anymore? I don’t know. That’s a lot of questions. But it’s a new year and anything is possible. You’ve just got to believe. And persevere.
That’s right, baby, it’s my year.
Nobody can stop me.
Tomorrow, I’m getting my hair cut.