Monday, May 14, 2012

a late surprise...

Remember how I told you I had a surprise, and that I'd show you, but then I never did?'s because I never had any pictures to put up. I was told I'd be emailed some, but I never got them, so these will do! Here's my surprise...a month and a half bad.

Remember how my hair always looks like this?'s like this now:

Chopped it. I'd been thinking about cutting and donating my hair since January, but I'd never had the time. Then, one fine day in March, Locks of Love came to BYU. I had an hour between classes, so I sat myself down and had my hair cut off.

16 inches donated. The stylists said I only needed to give 10 inches, but since I had so much, why not go all the way, right? And so I did! It was quite shocking.

You know, my hair was actually shorter when I first got it cut -- it reached barely below my chin. A month and a half later, it touches my collarbone. That's when it's dry and curly. When my hair is wet, it reaches a little bit below that. How cool, huh?

Anyway. Sometimes I look in the mirror and think I'm crazy for cutting off all of my hair. Those are usually the days when I have no idea what to do with it, or it's full of static from working with balloons all day, or I see a girl with waist length curls and miss my own. And then I think about the little girl, or the little boys (because you could probably get two or three short wigs out of my hair -- seriously, it was so thick and long when the girl who cut it handed it to me), who get to have my hair. After all, mine will grow back. But I sure am glad that I was able to do this, and help someone out there have pretty hair to wear. I can't do much, but I can do enough.


Hilary said...

Oh good for you.. what a kind, selfless gift that is. And beautiful hair (which is growing back very quickly) to boot! You'll be ready for another donation in a couple of years. ;)

Unspoken said...

Sweet you! Here from Hilary's.

Dianne said...

how wonderful of you
I know you made some people feel so much better about themselves
and you're beautiful no matter the hair style

congrats on POTW

TexWisGirl said...

that is awesome! what a wonderful gift!

Suldog said...

Excellent thing you did! Congratulations on the POTW!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Wow, 16 inches is a lot of hair. But don't you feel so much sassier now? You did a good thing and your hair will grow back. In no time, you'll probably be wanting to cut it again.

congrats on the POTW.

Sarah Anne said...

Thanks, everyone! You are all so kind. :)