So after dithering for weeks and weeks, procrastinating calling the stylist, etc…yesterday I got my hair cut. I went from hair almost to the middle of my back to really short. She took off most of it in a single cut, pulling it together in a ponytail, so it could be donated. And then shorter, in successive passes, occasionally stopping so I could put on my glasses & peer into the mirror, muss it up a bit, and decide what direction to go.
What I’m finding interesting is that the bit that I was sort of doubtful about — the way the long locks in front of my ears curl crazily — seems to be what people find most interesting/cute about the new style.
I have more thoughts about that, and what it means for how I see myself, but it’s late and I’m tired.