I have been sick of my “look” for a long time now!
Before I had Hannah I grew my hair long by choice & loved it. I really looked after it a lot, had regular colours & straightening. But since having kids it’s kind of grown (no pun intended) past the point of choice to have it long & more about laziness & convenience!…
It’s all too easy to slap my long, think, heavy (wet) hair back in the morning into a 3 second ponytail & leave it at that. Haircuts have gone from 6 weekly to 6 monthly. – It was getting so heavy over the summer that it has even been giving me a sore neck & a headache!
3 months or so ago I came really close to changing that fact & chopping my hair all off for a fresh new look. But then I remembered my bridesmaids duties & decided to wait because I new Natalie wanted us to have an “up do”. So I left it long.
I know this is your last impression of me:
Now while I’d love to claim that I look this gorgeous every day (ha – I wish!) – this is actually my every day look (& the 30second ponytail to which I refer):
|Credit to my 3 year old Hannah for the photo!|
Concealer (to hide the dark under eye circles!) is about all the makeup my face sees these days.
And this is the back when it’s down…
AFTER I already had a good 4-6 inches off at my last hair cut. It’s really thick under there too – I have a lot of hair!!
With bridesmaids duties over I knew I now had the option to cut it off.
…But I started to get really nervous.
Did I REALLY want to do this?
What if it was too high maintenance for me?
What if I ended up with an Afro – don’t laugh – it really could happen (and has!)
A ponytail is so easy!
And so safe…
… then I caught myself…
When did I get so scared of change?
When did I start to desire to stick with the “safe” option!!
I am the change queen. I love it.
Thrive on it actually.
Usually that is.
So without any further thought I decided it was time to take action!
I did not like the fact that I was afraid to step out all of a sudden from the safe option.
After all – it’s only hair right… it’ll grow again!
Not like we’re talking anything major here!
And as of yesterday this is now me…
|Short & sweet!|
Not sure Neil is totally convinced that short is the new black – but I so am! I’m loving it!
Only thing now is that I’m very aware of my neck, and it’s feeling the cold… hmmm… I think I nice scarf might be in order! lol…
I was still nervous about how it would “wear” after I had it done – but I’m pleased to report that it stood up to the most harsh of tests – a midnight dash to the Emergency department with sick baby (because of course that trip was all about my hair!) (**That was totally sarcasm – just in case you needed that clarified!!...)
Yes that’s right – sick kids again, *sigh. This time poor Abbie has croup. I’ve had her at the doctors yesterday & the day before to check her breathing, which has definitely been very wheezy. Then last night she took a turn for the worst so I took her to the hospital. After the steroids they gave her she is breathing a lot better today. She still sounds rough, but is managing to get some sleep finally which is the main thing!
So not much creative stuff going on this week to break in my new space. But I’m afraid my priority this week will be continuing to love on this sweet face…