Oh hair, how I love thee…
Seriously people, I have an unhealthy attachment to my hair. What is wrong with this lady, you ask. When you find a diagnosis, please let me know! As long as I can remember I have had weird attachment issues to things. Like the blankie I got when I was born. It sleeps in my bed with me every night. Not only that, but I keep it under my husbands pillow. I like to aggravate him. But don’t tell him that. 🙂 Some people may sat that it is due to the fact that my house burnt down when I was 5, losing everything from my childhood, and sending me into a state of I-must-save-everything. (Don’t worry, I’m not a hoarder.) Now, I’m not too sure about all that, but what I do know is that I love my hair.
So why does she get her haircut, you say. Because my hair also drives me nuts! And sometimes I just need a change. It does take a year or two for me to muster up the bravery to go to the salon, but at least I do. Do I need to give myself a game-winning pep talk beforehand, totally! But I always go…and it always ends in tears. I mean, it’s not even that I don’t like the haircut. I always end up loving it. Maybe it’s the sight of all that hair that was once attached to my head, now scattered on the floor like it meant nothing. Anyways, to all the ladies who have ever cut my hair, I am apologizing from the deepest part of my heart. For all the times I sat in your chairs and sobbed and sobbed and sobbed some more, I am so sorry. I wish I could give you all hugs & buy you an iced coffee.
I promise one thing though. It’s not you. It’s me.
So, today is the day. In about an hour I will be sitting in my sweet friends chair as she takes her scissors and chops away at my beloved hair. Let’s all say a prayer for her….
Now, that I shared my “thing”, what are some of yours? Do you have weird attachment issues like I do? Maybe you can’t ever get rid of that stuffed animal you got when you were 3. Or maybe yours is something totally unrelated. C’mon people, share the things that make you unique, so I can feel better about myself today!
Hair BEFORE. So long.
Hair after!! People, I didn’t even shed one tear. Maybe some nervous laughter, but NO TEARS. I deserve a cupcake.
As you can tell, it may need some time to win Ellie over, but I love it! Thank you Lisa McMahill! You are a gem!
I have to comment on this because , just like you, I have an attachment to my hair. This is sad to say, but when I look in the mirror, my hair is the only thing I see that is pretty. So its SO hard for me to cut it off or try something new. Im super proud of you for having the courage to do this ! Maybe one day, I will also…