My very first post on my blog was this one. I contemplated whether or not I should cut my hair. That was 5 months ago, boy does time fly!! At that point I wasn’t quite ready to drastically cut my hair. As a side note: I have had my hair short before, chin length actually for the longest time and I loved it. But for the past 4 years or so, it’s been long and I have also adored that!
My decision to cut my hair was based on a couple of factors.
One, I wasn’t sure that I was entirely ready to make the commitment to make a change. But after mulling it over for 5 months, I finally came to terms with making the cut. Two, I worried there would be times that I would miss my long locks, or that I would miss doing my sock bun or throwing my hair up in a quick pony.
I booked an appointment with my ‘hair guy’, Ryan (he is the best), and he chopped off 5 inches. He left my ‘Lob’ on the longer side, so I could still easily put it up. Automatically I was in love with my hair, I keep thinking to myself why didn’t I do this sooner. I have even been contemplating going shorter.
Since I have made the cut, I have had some of my friends and family members do the same thing and say that they have been too scared or not had the confidence to do it and that I have inspired them. Hearing that made me so happy! I am not claiming to be the first woman to have cut my hair into a ‘lob’ or to make a drastic change, but I do think for a lot of women it makes a difference if it’s someone you know who does it.
I have always been a very confident person. Sometimes confidence can be mistaken for being vain, arrogant, egotistical or all of the above. One of the best things about being confident is that you never question your choices or ask others for their approval. Unfortunately, many women lack self-confidence and are insecure, especially when it comes to their looks.
As a woman, mother and teacher, I hope to inspire my friends, children and students to have confidence in who they are and that the only opinion that matters is their own!
Me with Long Hair....
Me with the Lob...