Sunday, October 28, 2007

my new me

Friday afternoon I drove two towns over (because i had a coupon) to donate my hair to locks of love. This is something that i've always had an urge to do, ever since Cassie Bernall was killed in 1999 and never had a chance to donate her beautiful long blonde hair. I remember after she was murdered all my peers were growing their hair to donate it in Cassie's name. But i never did. I've always been afraid of what i would look like with my hair SO short. Even the lady who cut my hair said to me, "your hair is so beautiful, are you SURE you want me to cut it?". Welp, my fears were confirmed - i do look 10lbs heavier and butt-ugly with short hair (maybe i'm exaggerating just a bit), but possibly, my ugly bob will give some child the opportunity to have her own beautiful hair! Plus, i was wearing my hair in pony-tails every day because of starbucks health regulations anyway...so...it's nice to give my hair some freedom!

Though there are some perks to having short hair: it has cut my shower time in half (seriously!), and i don't get it caught on things like my gri-gri, starbucks apron, hairblow dryer, and underneath my while i'm rolling over in my sleep. Also, it's amazing how much lighter my head feels! (weird?). I also look a little more clean-cut and professional, with my mommy-hair-cut. It is strange though, when i look like someone i don't think i am inside. somehow, with my new haircut, i don't see me...my hair is just not an expression of myself - if hair can be so. But no biggie, it'll be just like it was come next october.

here is a picture of kylie, with her pony-tail of love. this picture will have to do for now, as landon has our digital camera with him in south dakota on a hunting trip with duvick and his brothers (yeah, he'll be in for a surprise when he gets home!)


7 comments:

Lindsey said...

I NEED to see a pic of this!

Brandon and Callie said...

that's awesome! i just decided last week that i was going to grow mine out to donate as well. i can't wait to see how you look...it's just hair, right? :)

em said...

hannah-i'm so proud of you! i've done this twice and the first time was definitely the hardest-it's weird to let go of that part of your identity but the reality it creates for another is far worth it. good job! and i'm sure you're definitely not ugly with short hair-the good news...it grows :0) anyway, i love reading your blog and am so glad you guys are doing well!

{B} said...

Yay Hannah! That is awesome. I donated my hair earlier this year...and now I'm growing it out again. It is kinda an emotional thing. I can't wait to see a picture.

kcknoles said...

hannah! I saw a link to your blog somewhere...and was so happy to see some updates on your life! It sounds like you're doing well, and i'm sure really busy. I will enjoy keeping up with you and Landon and your adventures! I miss you...please drop me a line if you're back in the Springs!

Carrie Knoles

Susan said...

Good for you! It's hard to make an extreme leap from long to short, but I'm sure you've made someone happy by doing it. I'll be cutting mine off next year (I hope!) for the Pantene Great Lengths program. Only five more inches to go! You can read more about hair donation in general on my webpage. Come post about your experience!

Julia said...

Hannah, I'm sure you are still as beautiful as ever! Brooke and I are so excited to see you next week. Thanks for being a part of our big event!! See you soon!!