July 9, 2009

So..I cut off all my hair

“Mommy, your hair looks JACKED UP” ~ 5 year old son

“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
Most 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!

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?


Ms. Wanda said...

Wow!!! You did it!!! I'm so proud of you:) You got me feeling liberated! It is hard to let go of our fears but, when you do man it's such a celebration:) I'm going to link you story on my A Fabulous Post:) Congratulations!!!

A. Spence said...

Aaawww..thanks :)

It was liberating. and I was laughing at myself like "I'm really doing this". It felt good to face the fear!

Lauren said...

lol @ jacked! Although I don't agree with the 5 year old man child... I still think his comment was the best. Well, 2nd best. That "artsy, smart" comment was the best.


A. Spence said...

LOL @ Man Child. that is a true statement!

and i think you're a lil bias when it comes to the artsy comment :P

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Wow, I'm glad I'm not the only who felt like it wasn't such a big deal to start chopping away. May sound strange, but I cut mine over a stretch of days. I wondered why I didn't do it sooner and I think I was convinced that my hair would be totally unmanageable. Thank God for great blogs and videos. All the best!

A. Spence said...

Not strange at all. I had a few tester patches in my head first. Lol.

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