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.