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Archive for November 29th, 2007

Every couple of years or so, I get the notion to grow my hair out.  I’ve only been able to do it twice in my life, and both of those times I was considerably unencumbered as well as quite cashless.  It’s not much of a mean feat from the standpoint of the number of hairs on my head, of which there are more than enough, but rather, it’s an exercise in patience.  Because I love to aggravate myself. 

I’ve sported a super-short haircut for a long time, and it works for me.  I don’t have to worry with hair in my face, it’s less of an issue on days I’m running late, and it suits my persona.  And since I’m mostly a “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” kind of person, I’ve kept the short hair, in pretty much the same format, for better than twelve years. 

But.  I’m also kind of, you know, a girl, and I want a change. 

Today marks the beginning of this little experiment.  I had an appointment to get my hair cut this morning, and told my stylist my plan.  So obligingly she didn’t give me the full haircut she usually does, even though she knows that in three months I will be standing in front of her all, shave my head. 

I don’t want long hair ever again, that much I know.  But I want to try something a little softer for a change.  Besides, when I picture myself, I’m thin, with cute shoes and a great haircut.  Then I look in the mirror and wow is reality ever a shock. 

I give this at least until spring. 

— Mox

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