Change of heart
i chopped my hair off recently. there are other more gradual image changes that happen, almost imperceptible really, until we flip through the photo album and look with horror at how we used to dress. but i undergo bigger changes once in a while, where i can feel the gears shifting. this time, it started with a haircut. it was a big change. it changed how long my showers take, it changed how other's see me (daring to some, "sir" to others - swear, the other day i got "have a good day sir," as i exited a store! lol), and it changed how i want to dress.
then the hair started to grow (it's startling, and very inconvenient, how quickly short hair grows) and i contemplated letting it, until i realized that the fashion path i was on, at present, fit with my short-hair frame of mind. i have to keep the hair short. i like it short. i like working with the change. i like that necklines and collars are so much more interesting to me now.
i loved playing with my dolls as a child. the hair, the clothes, the plotlines. each was a blank slate, waiting for my direction. this haircut reminded me that i can start anew with my self as well.
how often do you think you undergo a revision of your image, or explore a whole new style? what is the catalyst for the change?