Saturday, July 31, 2010

My First Cut in Over 5 Years

I Finally Did It! After months and months of deliberation; I got the nerve to cut my hair! I am so glad I did it. I feel like I've been freed again (if that is possible). I remember how I waited with anticipation for my hair to get long enough to put into a ponytail, or to even feel it on the back of my neck. However, the things I didn't consider would later turn out to be the reasons for cutting. The length began to weigh me down. I began to notice headaches when I'd wear ponytails because of the tension and weight. I would wake in the mornings with neck pain from tying my hair up and night. I could not keep a good shower cap that would last or even cover my hair. I also noticed that I stopped curling my hair because of it would take nearly all day to do and the curls would eventually drop because of the weight. Ultimately, my overall attitude towards my hair began to shift. I wasn't as thrilled about my sisterlocks like I used to be, but now all of that has changed! While longer locks may be okay for some, in this journey I discovered that it's not for me; at least not anymore. And who knows, this too, could change...but that's what journey's are all about...growing, discovering and changing. I embrace it wholeheartedly!