Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Thank you for your kind comments on my previous posts. I wanted to reply to them but couldn't really... But thank you very much, it really touched me!
Before I finally continue with planned posts (Londen! Tokyo!), I wanted to share some news with you. Last Friday, january 26, I had my hair cut short! My long hair has been part of my identity for as long as I can remember and now suddenly it's barely reaching past my shoulders! I keep shaking my head and my hair moves around, it's so weird!
Why this change, you might wonder? A while ago a friend asked for tips on how to maintain long hair and my most important tip was 'patience', because it can become very annoying overtime. That's when I realised my hair had become a burden and I didn't really want it anymore.
In some cultures the cutting of your hair stands for the end of an important part of your life, a break with the past: to divide time between 'the old me' and 'the new me'. Up until now I have followed the path in life I set out for myself long ago and now that I have graduated I have reached a point where I have to create a new path. I felt like this needed a gesture, something symbolic. So here we are! ♥
Some people might say: 'Such a shame! What a waste!' but it's really not. I have donated my hair to charity, so that someone else will be happy with my hair, hopefully. I'm really happy with my new haircut! It feels a little strange, but I look forward to trying out new hairstyles! So, what do you think?
Thank you for reading! ~☆~