The first thing on your checklist this summer: cut your hair.
The second thing on your checklist this summer: get in shape.
The third thing on your checklist this summer: read some books.
You’ve been thinking about cutting your hair for a while. Namely, this type of thought comes into your head when you’re about to turn the BIG ONE. You thought it was time you stopped trying to look like your students…trying to have long hair when all it looked was like a hot mess most of the time. It did nothing for you, so you decide to perk yourself up with a little bob.
You pinned about 500 images of Julianne Hough’s adorable bob (though she is a bleached blonde, something you will never be), but you notice the texture of her hair is similar to your own, and you decide to … as Nike says … JUST DO IT.
You can feel the weight coming off your shoulders (literally) as you watch the hair fall to the ground and you feel nothing but happiness. Cutting your hair is liberating. It’s another form of letting go. You’ve let go of a lot of things over the last few years, and typically when you do, you don’t miss it when it’s gone (whatever that thing was). The same holds true with your hair. You watched it fall to the ground and felt your whole body shift.
And you stood up straighter.