Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my Hair Today…Gone Tomorrow blog post and Facebook comment. All of you have been so lovely and encouraging. I’m thankful to have such wonderful friends and family.
I officially received permission from my husband, Chris, to cut my hair shortly after I created the blog post. (For those of you who don’t know me well, it was just a joke. Rest assured. My husband doesn’t actually control me.) I did, however, value his opinion, which is why I asked before showing up at home bald.
I instantly made my decision on what cut I wanted, and scheduled an appointment. Then, for the next 48 hours before I could actually get the cut, I worried and second-guessed my choice and wallowed in self-pity. Typical Sara-move. I was so frustrated with myself. Change is not easy for me. I doubt my decision making skills. I worry I’m making the wrong choice. I’m terrified of regretting my actions after the fact. It was miserable.
But, what got me through was this: if I’d had the option of cutting it right then and there, I would have. It was what I wanted. The worrying and second-guessing wasn’t being true to myself. Idle time is never a friend.
On Saturday, I went from this Sara:
To this Sara:
I literally smiled the entire time she was cutting my hair. I couldn’t get over the excitement. Since getting a new do, I haven’t had one regret. In a way, I feel like I’ve found myself again.