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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

I am still in shock! Late last night I posted photos of myself NOW with my new hairdo and one from last November with shorter hair. I've always liked short hair best because it's so easy--just wash and go. My sister has been after me for quite some time to let my hair grow and get it styled in a 'bob'--short in the back, but gradually getting longer on the sides and turned under. Well, after looking at my hair yesterday, I had all but decided to go back to the short hair, as I didn't think the new look was 'me'. Then my sister wrote this note:

"This is a much softer look.
You look crazy in the short hair one..
Like a mentally retarded person. Here
You look tired, but pretty."

We're both pretty blunt when speaking to each other, but she left no doubt as to her opinion. So I fully expected all my Spark friends to agree with me that the new look was frumpy and to go back to the short hair. My plan was to then tell her that many people disagreed with her and liked my short hair better. (I do like to be right.)
Well, I am still in a state of shock! Most of you actually LIKE the new hairdo! And you said many of the same things she has said, although you said it in a kinder way. I still like the FEEL and EASE of short hair, but maybe I'll give this new look a chance. At least I'll wait until it all grows to the right length to be an actual 'bob' style. I'm told that's also very easy to care for, so I might actually get to like it. It's hard to admit I might have been wrong. It's even harder to see anything about myself as attractive. Your comments do make me feel so good about myself--not just the new hairdo. I feel like there might be hope for me yet. I've been working on getting healthy. Looking good was never really part of the equation, because I guess I felt I will never look good. But now I'm thinking I might actually be worth the effort.
Thank you for giving me a shock--and something to think about.
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    heh heh!! Well, at least I'm interested. I guess I AM BLUNT TOO! (Sorry). It is so hard for ME to see the things I do... that make me upset with you. I suppose we are more alike than we think, SIS! :) Anyway... the BOTTOM line, we got our straight shooter style from Dad and the HAIR is darling on you. That you can't see how gorgeous you are is a mind blower to me. You have always BEEN the pretty one. SHEESH! Guess we don't see ourselves. Oil well! Live and learn. I will try to be more gentle in my messages... even the positive ones, and EVEN the ones I have been trying to hammer home for hmmmm how many years now? LOL!! emoticon
    1542 days ago
    I liked it short in THAT blog picture, it looks softer than the one on your wall [in the blue top] and more modern ..which having said that, it's funny.. because I've never liked short hair on women.. but this makes two cuts this week [where I've liked short hair styles]... this lady at Walmart had it short on the bottom and a little longer on top, and yet it was so tastefully done..very stylish and rich looking.. I think you should go with what "your" comfortable with because your YOU, not your sister or one of us. emoticon
    1564 days ago
    I think you are beautiful with both styles!
    1633 days ago
    I read your other blog first and expressed my opinion on it--enjoy the new look, it looks good on you. Noel
    1686 days ago
    For me it isn't necessarily the length, but the way it frames your face. Those short bangs, to me, made your face look kind of square and unfriendly. That parted look seems to me a lot less severe, more friendly and softer.

    That's all just outward appearances though. Your real beauty is what shines in your eyes.
    1686 days ago
    Do what YOU want - it is YOUR hair. I like to switch around - love short hair but when I can't afford the time and/or the money for a new hairstyle - it grows on me and I find I become attached to the longer look, until I DON'T like it any more. LOL
    1686 days ago
    emoticon You never know what will happen, right? And, that is such a good thing. I had tried growing mine out but decided it was too much work. I think you look beautiful and love the hair away from the face. Good for you for trying something new!!! Love, Jeannie
    1686 days ago
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