Sorry! I couldn’t hold it in any longer. I feel like I’ve been keeping this secret from you guys forever! Yep! You read that right. No more long hair for this girl. It was just getting old and I was getting so annoyed with it and I was more than ready for a big change! After watching Safe Haven last Friday I absolutely fell in love with Julianne Hough’s hair. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I think I told Cory at least 5 times throughout the movie that I “loved her hair” and asked him probably a dozen times if he liked it. The truth is, Cory loves my hair long. And I mean, part of me did too, but I think it got to the point where I was just keeping it long because he liked it that way. If I’ve learned anything from The Happiness Project so far, it’s that you need to do things that make you happy. As much as I love Cory and respect his opinion, I knew that I was really in need of a change and really in need of a more low-maintenance hairstyle.
I sought advice from a couple friends and I got some yays and some no-freaking-ways, but on a whim yesterday afternoon I just picked up the phone, dialed the salon and asked if they had any openings. I honestly thought they would say no and I’d schedule an appointment for the weekend and I’d have more time to stew about it, but it turned out they had an opening at 7pm. I jumped on it. There was no turning back. I couldn’t just cancel… I really had to go through with it.
I scrolled through my Instagram profile and started to change my own mind as I looked through pictures of my long, long hair. But then changed my mind again as I scrolled through older pictures of me with short hair. It was a back and forth tug of war, but I ended up going through with it. I arrived almost 15 minutes early to my appointment. I do not recommend being early to an appointment if you’re about to make a huge change. I sat there for a while tapping my toes, looking through the photos I was going to show my stylist… and then she called my name. And I actually went through with it and I didn’t even cry!
All in all, I’m very pleased with my new (and drastic) hair cut! I have to say, it feels so much more me. It’s short, it’s spunky, and a little sassy. It just fits. And I feel about 20 pounds lighter! I had no idea how much all that hair was weighing me down!
And yes, I’m donating it! I’ve heard some iffy things about donating to Locks of Love, so I’ve chosen to donate to Children with Hair Loss instead. It may sound silly, but I’ve always dreamed of a hair transformation so dramatic that they put it in a ponytail and cut it off. Sounds silly right? Well this totally called for it and there was no way I was going to get all that hair cut off and not donate it. I can’t help but laugh when I think of myself measuring my hair earlier yesterday. I was truly concerned I wouldn’t have enough. Let’s just say I had enough… and then some!
Have you been thinking about making a big change lately?