Sometimes I’m suprised at how long my hair has gotten, how the ends rest on the nape of neck and shoulders. And then I remember that it has been nine months. Overall, I’m really happy that I cut my hair. (In case you’re new here, I used to have long hair. Really long hair. Apart from some trims, I hadn’t cut it for about ten years.) It was a really big decision but one I do not regret.
One of the (many) reasons I cut it so short right from the get-go was to let it grow for a while so I could see and decide which length I prefer, which suits me best. The original bob was nice but I’ve found I don’t want it *that* short. I’m going to let it continue to grow. (Though that is how I got such long hair in the first place. I didn’t set out to have long hair, I just simply stopped going to the hairdresser. Eventually I realized it was pretty long and wondered just how long I could get it.)
But the main reason I cut it was because I hoped it might encourage change in my life. Twenty twelve has managed to be a long year that has gone by so fast (so far.) It’s not just my hair that has grown. I’ve pushed myself farther. I’ve learned so much. Accomplished so much. I know I still have far to go, but look how much I’ve grown.
Have you grown this year?
Jeans – Gap
Satchel – eBay
Shoes – eBay
Earrings – Gift via my Mom via a craft fair in Asheville, NC
Bracelet – Gift via my brother via a vendor in Columbus Circle
Title Inspiration: Metric, “Dreams So Real”