And then this happened....
For as long as I've been working on the blog (around 10 months) and way before that, I've had long, long, long hair. I've been thinking about getting a cut for a while, I was way over due. And then on Wednesday evening, on the way home, I decided to walk into a salon and chop it all off. And it feels great.
|This is me at 7:30pm Eastern.|
|Green Blouse worn backwards: Alfred Sung for Zellers || Midi Skirt & Heels: thrifted || Leather Belt: Tristan & America || Bead Necklace: Small shop in Vienna, Austria |||
This is the lovely Amber, and she is the brave and talented soul who cut my hair. Thank you Amber.
My friend and colleague Piya was exceptionally kind when she saw my haircut at work on Thursday. She asked why I did it. And I gave her a longer answer which she encouraged me to share with you guys: When I was in my undergraduate years at university, I was very politically active, and very militant in a way about my beliefs. And I had made a conscious decision to have short hair. Long hair was for nice girls. Or boring girls. And then I moved to Mexico, and my world view changed, and softened, and I just let my hair grow long. And it stayed long-ish for a long-ish time. But lately, I've wanted a dramatic change in my life. A big push forward in my career. More meaning in the work that I do. And it was time to make a drastic change. Not a little change, not a safe change, but a big change - at least in my hairstyle, to reflect the change I want in other parts of my life.
So that's why I did it. And maybe the universe will notice me nudging it for change.
Thank you for visiting.
And a special thank you for the other hair dressers and the patrons at the salon who were kind enough to take our pictures, and cheer us on when the ponytail was being cut.