SomeoneLikeYou Friday, September 4, 2015
Hi there ♥
Some of you may already know this if you follow me on other forms of social media, but I'm just now getting around to posting it on here: I chopped my hair! Big time.
A short hair cut is something I've been wanting for awhile now. When I finished up my junior year in the spring I wanted to do a little cut before NYC, but was too scared to go the full mile. So, I did a shoulder length cut to test the waters and see how I felt. Because I have been notorious in the past for pining after short hair and then bawling my eyes out after all is said in done (regretting it for months to come).
I loved trading my long, unmanageable entanglement of waves for a shorter, easier lob and knew I wanted to go the next step when I got back from NYC. I felt such an inner change in myself after the summer. One of boldness where I didn't feel the need to hide myself anymore. And for many years, I've hidden behind a mass of hair too afraid to show my "round face," "imperfect skin," "dull brown eyes." Figured enough was enough and I was done hiding. So, without really giving myself a second to rethink things I told my hairstylist to just chop it all off; and that she did.
I've had it for about a week and a half now and still love it. I feel like me. A stripped down, raw version of Lauren who isn't afraid anymore. Someone told me on campus the other day that I seem so much more confident; in the way I speak, walk, and carry myself. That was perhaps one of the kindest and impactful compliments anyone has ever given me. So glad others can see the changes I have felt move within myself. x
Cheers to the short hair life! x
With much love, Lauren.