“Mommy, your hair looks JACKED UP” ~ 5 year old sonMost others around me (mom & Dad hadn’t even seen it yet) that have seen my hair, hadn’t really said much. Kinda like ‘no biggie’. For me, which is cool!
“I wouldn’t do it, but if you’re happy, I’m happy” ~ 11 year old daughter
“I like it. You look artsy & smarter” ~ Friend
“WOW” ~ Step-Mom
“Did you get a haircut? I like it!” ~ Manager
“Zoinks” ~ Co-Worker
“OMG, Thank God it’s CUUUTTTTEEEEE” ~ Best Friend
“Love it” ~ Friend
“Sexy” ~ Co-Worker
After I wrote the post about fear controlling my reason for not cutting my hair, it bothered me. I don’t like being scared of something that I can control (not like my fear of palmetto bugs..eeewww). And…it’s just hair! Why have I had a complex all these years about having short hair?? It was the fear of what others would say. How would they look at me, etc. Last night, I didn’t care!
So, with scissors in hand, I took my fear on and just cut my hair. At one point, I even contemplated stopping. I was at the point where I can just pony it up. But, I had to let go of my comfort zone. I wanted to embrace change. I needed too.
After I cut it, I didn’t feel anything. LOL. O.k. wait…I did feel in control. But, I was neither happy nor sad. I was ‘whatever-it’s short now. Now what?’
So coming to work today, I didn’t feel the least bit worried about others reactions. I love how I look regardless of what my hair looks like. I feel I let go of my ‘hair issues’.
My only beef now is, Why didn’t I do this sooner?