(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!!!!