Saturday, July 31, 2010

Doing It For Myself

Today was haircut day for me. I have been getting my hair cut short for a while now, much to the dismay of my husband. However, I keep telling him that I'm doing things for ME now, as opposed to when I was younger and trying to follow the crowd, or give in to peer pressure, or wear things because I thought I was "supposed to".
I'm middle aged (ugh!) and have come to realize that I do not have teenage hormones raging inside me, affecting every decision I make. I am comfortable in who I am, and my life experience makes me realize that I no longer have to please people with my appearance. Not that short hair makes me ugly...I just have more confidence inside to wear this style. It's easy to take care of and doesn't get in the way when I'm working.
Perhaps "confidence" is not the proper word to describe how I feel. At this point of my life I just don't care about what people are going to say or think about me. I have a great career, I'm well-read, am happy being me, and do not concern myself with other's opinions. I don't have time for the drama.
Right now I'm waiting for my husband to come home, and I'm sure the first words out of his mouth will be "I remember when your hair was long, you used to be hot."
Hey! I'm still hot. I'm a smart confident woman with a life plan. What could be hotter than that?


JayMonster said...

You go girl. Confidence *IS* the right word for it, though it might be equally called "comfortable in your own skin."

Either way it is you be you... and I since I have always like you for who you are... I think this is a fantastic thing, and am glad that you finally figured out how awesome you really are just being you.

nighthawk said...

I liked you with long hair but I'm a guy. I have never seen you in person with this hairdo but I believe it accentuates your wonderful smile even more.