Why on Earth did this girl who vowed to never again have short hair decide to chop off what locks she had on a total whim last Tuesday afternoon? I’m not really sure. Well, I sort of know. Let me explain.
Several weeks ago I cried to the blogosphere about how my hair was falling out and that I suspected it was the estrogen-blocking medication I take. Seriously, I was having anxiety filled flashbacks of me holding clumps of my hair. Days after I hit publish I decided to quit those meds. I did leave a message for my oncologist to let her know we needed to come up with a resolution because my hair falling out – again – was seriously affecting my quality of life. She agreed, thankfully.
So what was I going to do in the meantime? My hair is still shedding and my other doctor won’t prescribe minoxidil to help generate regrowth. She instead suggested taking Biotin. Whatev, lady. Help a girl out, would ya?
In a pinning fury I searched “short hair cuts” and came across this photo of Sienna Miller. I pinned it to my “Things I Need to Look Into” board and went on with my evening. The next day, I was getting ready to head over to a friend’s house and my hair (or lack thereof) was again bumming me out. No time to jerk around with it so I threw a ponytail in it and left. Nothing like being 36 and wearing a ponytail.
I already had a scheduled appointment to get my hair colored – yes, I have crazy grey hair which I’ll blame on chemotherapy drugs but it might also be genetics. I pulled out the iPhone and showed my stylist what I was thinking of doing. And she totally supported it. I also texted two friends for their opinions. One was iffy and the other texted back in all caps “DO IT!”
So I did it. What do you think? Be kind.
It’s not as short in the back as Sienna’s and my bangs aren’t as long but it’s a damn good jumping off point. It was one of the very few times I left the salon loving my new ‘do. With the new shorter length it looks and feels far less thin. Looks can be deceiving – thank God.
In other self-improvement news…
I hit my snazzy gym hard the other day. I’m determined to find something that I enjoy doing. And while I detest the idea of going to the gym, I do – for the most part – enjoy being there once those endorphins get pumping through my blood. My heel has been hurting for weeks and even though “I’m gellin'” the idea of walking, running, or jumping on it completely turns me off. So, I rode the stationary bike. And I liked it enough that I rode seven miles. Now my next goal is to see if I can hit another seven in less than the time I logged before. The best competition is with yourself, right?
I was so surprised to see my name and this blog listed on the Kludgy Mom blog as a “Top Blogger to Watch in 2012!” She wrote the kindest words and listed me along with some of the most fabulous bloggers around. Maybe I am doing something right with this thing.