Change is Good

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you may have seen this photo of yet another recent change in my life. It’s not as eventful as you would expect, but it is a pretty drastic gesture from my end. 

LOL at my hesitant face and friends' crazy comments
LOL at my hesitant face and friends’ crazy comments

The last time I had my hair cut short (a blunt bob with side bangs) was in January 2009, just before Roan returned to Iraq. I had this crazy deal with myself that I won’t be getting a haircut until Roan comes home again to see me. Lo and behold, it took me two full years to grow my waist-long hair. Apart from dyeing my hair a really light shade of blonde, I only give it a trim once or twice a year to maintain its length. It’s bad practice, kids! 

Hair maintenance had become a more serious situation when Roan and I got engaged in October 2011 because I knew I couldn’t cut my hair short in preparation for the wedding. I didn’t really mind because on bad hair days, I just put my hair up in a bun, or braid my hair in different ways. I also indulge my tresses to a hot oil or hair spa treatment every once in a while on top of an inch or two trim to compensate with all the unhealthy stuff I do to my hair.

Now that the wedding is over, I thought I’d finally get a long-overdue haircut, and the husband had been really supportive of this move. It’s the first time in many years that I didn’t have any separation anxiety towards chopping off 3/4 the length of my hair, and I took it as a good sign. I was ready for a change. I like that it’s not too short nor too long (thanks to Charlize Theron for the inspiration), but can still be put in a lazy ponytail or side braids when the situation calls for it. 

So, what do you think? Is it a yay or a nay?

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