Matt is off right now getting his hair cut again (he had it done just a few weeks ago). There was a glitch before the weekend which delayed his cut until now. I'm anxious to see it! It has always been so long since I gave up the hair cut fight. He went a lot shorter the past cut a few weeks back but now that he's in the "job hunting" phase, he is cutting it much much shorter. I had to run out this morning and when I got back he was home from school and holed up in the bathroom. He emerged fresh faced and clean shaved which I haven't seen for a couple of years now. He has kept his facial hair well trimmed and groomed but it was very thick and full and dark. He looks so fresh and youthful and his skin is beautiful. It's so nice to see him that way! I waited until he'd left the living room to beam and do a little happy dance . Please send some good thoughts his way this week and next. He's off to apply for jobs each afternoon and over the weekend. Gosh I hope someone gives him that much needed first chance. He cleaned his room to "mom" standards as well. Without me asking which is major for him. He is so unorganized and truly his room was a sty. I mean, so nasty I couldn't bring myself to go in anymore at all. He told me , and I quote : It is not helping me mentally to have my room so disgusting. I spend a lot of time in there so I guess it's time I start keeping it nice so I don't feel so depressed". I'm still gutted that he is quitting school in March. I am however hopeful about his emotional well being that he realizes his depression is hitting, that he wants a clean space, that he identifies without me or any other coaching what is emotionally not healthy for him and that he wants his hair and skin/face nice. OMG ... he is here right now from the hairdresser. He has kept some length but I see no reason for him to not appear a well groomed and handsome young man for interviews. He was even smiling about his hair cut. And *GASP* he ASKED MY OPINION ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He told me he is going to be honest if he does get an interview that he prefers some length to his hair but if it should be shorter for the work environment he will groom it and cut it to the employers standards. Okay, I'm officially proud of him. Now, if only he'd go to work part time and stay in school! He only has to attend until noon in this alternative program anyhow. Anyhow, any good thought vibes you could all spare for his job hunt would come in handy. Board power works for so many others, perhaps for Matt as well!