I Can’t Remember the Last Time I Brushed My Hair

I’m sitting here at the end of my workday. I don’t have the mental energy to start a new task, but it’s still early-ish in the evening here in the Pacific Northwest, USA. I started to scroll through Facebook because that’s my go-to “social” activity. Having Lyme disease means my social life is extremely limited since I often don’t have the energy to socialize, even with people I like (and I’m certainly not going to use that precious energy on people I don’t like).

So, I’m sitting here at my computer and I reached back to pull my ponytail away from my neck — I almost always wear a ponytail because doing my hair is exhausting and pointless really, since I rarely leave my house — and I realized it’s full of knots and snarls and I couldn’t run my fingers through it even if I wanted to. How long has it been this way? It’s really anyone’s guess.

And then I remembered I went out of the house like this. Only to the mailbox and I don’t think any of my neighbors saw me, but still. Who leaves the house without brushing their hair (or at the very least taking a quick look in the mirror)? Uh, that would be me.

There was a time in my life I wouldn’t have gone to the mailbox without full hair and makeup, but that was many years ago. The weirdest part is I’m not even that bothered by it. These days the bare minimum for going outside appears to be, “Am I wearing a bra? Yep. Good to go.” Boy, how times have changed.

I think the bottom line here is if you can’t remember the last time you brushed your hair, you should probably brush your hair, right? But the truth is I probably won’t. I’ll go downstairs, make myself some dinner, watch TV, and go to bed where my hair will get even more tangled than it is right now. Oh well, tomorrow’s another day … maybe not a hair-brushing day, but a new day just the same.

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