Thursday, August 23, 2007

hair today....gone tomorrow

(so, i've been wanting to write this post for the past 8 weeks now, but there are never any pictures of me. we took some family shots with my in-laws and i just got a hold of them.) here's the story, for the better part of my life, i have had long hair...really long hair. whenever i wanted to change it, i opted for color feeling that my length hid a myriad of flaws. i was scared to cut it. recently, craving a change and hating the 100+ degree weather, i finally took the plunge! the result - i love it. i decided being afraid to cut your hair is one of the silliest things to dread. some may still feel i look better with the long locks, and that's cool. at 31 i am finally okay with only caring about how i feel about my looks. (okay, that is a little lie. i still care what Jason thinks. he was skeptical about the cut, until he saw it. as it turns out, he loves me for more than my hair! who would have guessed!) anyway, i post this because i think a lot of women worry unnecessarily about changing their looks. and i am happy to say i am not one of them anymore. finally, i am free of feeling like i'm defined by my hair. next challenge - loving my body! yikes, this will take another 31 years! anyway, here are some before and after pics of my hair: this picture was taken just days before i was scheduled for the cut. i actually backed out and waited another 3 weeks because of this picture. everyone looked at this pic and said, "how can you cut that hair?" it scared me.

we took family pictures with the Earls 1 week after the cut. i cut 9 inches, and i don't think you'd notice if i didn't point it out. here's one of the reasons i finally took the plunge - note that Madeline does not have a handful of hair! also, on this beautiful Arizona morning at 9am, it is over 100 degrees. now it doesn't feel like i'm wearing a sweater and a scarf! talk about liberating!!!!

8 comments:

~love said...

thanks for visiting & commenting!

you look gorgeous both ways! but, i totally feel that for some of us, we get so attached to our hair...it somehow defines us. way to go with doing what was right for you! =)

i love the honey bear post below, too. =) isn't it cute how well they respond to things having to go "night, night."?? =)

Joanna said...

Dude, I thought you were going to get a "boy cut" after that post. I had butterflies in my stomach I was so excited to see it. I kept scrolling down past the entry until I realized I WAS LOOKING AT THE HAIRCUT!

Nic said...

ohmygoodness, you are gorgeous. Heck, you could be bald and you'd still look great!

Now I'm the opposite with my hair--I think it looks better shoulder length with long layers, but it's so much easier to keep it long and just sweep it back in a pony tail. Yours might still be long enough to do that, though??

Anyhoo, just had to say how fabulous you look. :)

Erin said...

I did the same as Joanna. I had to look twice to realize the last pics WERE THE SHORT CUT! You look great. I actually think I like it better than the long. Way to be brave, girlfriend.

Tonya said...

I love the shorter cut...you are one of those girls who can pull anything off! I love these family pics...your outfit is so cute...I am in serious need of being on "what not to wear"...really! Someone should sign me up!

You are looking beautiful as always...and I am blessed to know you and know how beautiful you are inside too...ok warm fuzzies...I am blushin'

Hope we get to see you soon!

Tonya

Ashley said...

It looks great Brit. I felt the same way for so long about my hair being part of my identity. It's so great to get rid of that sometimes. And the good thing about hair is it grows back.

britty said...

man blogging is good for my ego, thanks guys!

Tara said...

Brit-
I love your hair!! I showed everyone our fam pic and all made comments on how hot my sister in laws were. Jason is a lucky man!!