For as long as I can remember I have never cut my hair short and my mom can attest that she never cut my hair short even when I was young, she just let it grow so I could do whatever I wanted with it. Anyways, my hair has always been thick, long and brunette. Besides that one time in 8th grade when I decided I wanted to try the ombré style and let me just tell you it was not a good look. After that experience I was just so comfortable with growing my hair out to make sure every ounce of blonde was out of my hair. So, it grew and grew and I only ever went in the hair salon to get trims from time to time but still keeping it at a long length that was healthy. I have always loved my long hair and have always associated who I was with my hair, but there comes a point in your life when you really just don’t care what people think of you and their opinions of you, and as lovely as my hair was curled when it was long and luscious I decided this summer to take the chop. And no, I am not going through a Brittney Spears 2007 moment, just in case any of you were thinking that I am on the verge of an emotional breakdown cutting my hair this short in comparison to my original length. It is quite the opposite situation folks, I am so happy and confident in myself that I was secure enough to make this decision on my own and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. Words can’t express how free and lighter my hair feels it is just wonderful and feels so soft and healthier than it has ever been. I can’t put my hair into a ponytail as of now in it’s curled short state, but an attempt will be made when it is straight. If anyone reading this is thinking about cutting their hair short, I will be the first to say go for it. Hair is hair honey and it will always grow back if you don’t like it. I will always live by the saying that if it is going to make you happy then that is all that matters regardless of what other people say and that goes for a lot of life’s decisions, except maybe doing meth….don’t do meth kids. At any other point in my life I don’t think I could have cut my hair this short and felt good about it, but I really am happy with it. I don’t think I will cut it shorter than this new length, but it sure is fun and light for summer and my hair grows so fast so I will only have this style for probably 6 months before my hair is back to being long and unmanageable but gorgeous as well. For now, I am going to enjoy it while it lasts and take a lot of pictures. I strongly encourage my girls out there with thick hair who get crazy headaches to do this for your health as well because it is no fun when your hair is literally bringing you down. Remember that beauty is more than just how you look but how you feel and if you feel beautiful than you will truly show it on the outside.