Sometimes you know that a relationship needs to end, but you really don’t want to admit it. You still love things about it and fantasize about the way things used to be…that is me and my hair.
As child I could sit on my long hair, as a teenager I loved tossing around my curls, as an athlete I adored my long ponytail, as an adult it made me feel more confident when I was unsure of my body. Unfortunately my health issue increasingly exacted a toll on my hair by leeching the moisture, causing thinning and well of course that little spell of falling out. The state of my hair is in fact one of the major reasons I finally went to the doctor! I knew that with the way I eat and the care I took to never use heat, etc. something else was happening.
Friday looking in the mirror I knew it was time to make a drastic change. I have long held the belief that you are not allowed to complain about what you are not willing to change. My goal was healthy hair and I knew the dead weight needed to go. I don’t look terribly happy in either picture because while your brain knows something is the right choice that doesn’t mean your heart is on board.
I understand that for many people there is a wonder at why anyone would feel so emotional about hair. The best explanation I can provide is that I feel feminine, sexy and confident when my hair is long and healthy. Ahh there’s the kicker it may have been long, but was certainly not healthy.
See long = smiles
Short = confused
I fully understand that it will grow and that’s why I made this leap. Thanks for all the super kind comments already on Facebook. But I have to be honest a little piece of me doesn’t believe you. Seriously who gets a hair cut they hate and has a friend tell them it’s as bad as they think. Anyhow right now it’s simply an adjustment, as when I look in the mirror I don’t recognize that person…I also think I’m a little like Samson and my running power is in that ponytail. I should point out many of my friends have short hair and I love it, they are gorgeous and carry it so well. This is specifically about moi!
Have you ever made a major hair or looks change? Were you excited right away or did it take an adjustment?
I am grateful for DVR so I could get in my long run before the sun and come home to stretch and relax with the Olympic Women’s Marathon!!