Imaginary Friend

Sometimes I just go for it...

Can anyone guess what I did this weekend? That's right, I shaved my head. I now only have 1/8" of hair left. Jboy did it for me and although he thinks it looks great, it's the first time that I was really upset about it. I cried. A few times. I really thought that I looked ugly without my long beautiful hair...but EVERYONE who's seen it so far thinks it looks awesome. It's growing on me (no pun intended). At least I'm not hiding from my reflection as much anymore.

The strange thing is...even though I'm not loving the shaved head, I don't really feel like growing it out.

I think that I'm actually learning a lot about myself and my concept of beauty since I shaved my head. I'm wondering at how attached I was to my appearance with hair in comparison to the way I feel about myself now that it's gone. I actually realized that I felt embarassed for Jboy that he had to go out in public with me... of course, he didn't have a problem with it, so it was all just something I was torturing myself with in my own mind. I find it so funny how the mind works...
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I always wanted to try shaving my head. Good for you for being brave and doing it. :-)
Thanks, I'm still finding it hard to get used to something so unconventional but it's pretty low maintenance!
we need a Peekchore!

We had "Shave for the Brave" cancer fundraiser here, over a hundred students nicked off their locks, including a few girls with previous long locks. One of my students used to have long goth black hair that covered much of her face, and when she had it shaved off, you could see what a pretty face and beautiful big eyes she had. I advised her to keep it short. I bet you look great.
I'm getting similar feedback about it really bringing out my eyes too. I'm going to try and get a peekchore up soon! Probably make it into an icon! :D

That certainly is an interesting way to determine how much you are attached to your appearance.

It made me think. I even wrote it out and decided not to bore you with it, but thank you for giving me the shaved head experience by proxy. *grins*

I've learned that I'm not a social creature at all and I'll go to extents to fit in not because I want people to like me, but because I don't want to draw any attention to myself - so I don't have to interact with anyone. Isn't that strange? If I shaved my head everyone and their brother would ask me why, and I fear that much much much more than worrying about what people with think of how I look.
You know, having people stare at me and asking me why I did it bothers me a lot too. It's one of the things I dread the most when I shave my head.

I'm glad I could assist you with the shaved head experience by proxy! hehe I knew I had a purpose in life! ;)