Early this year we were all grappling with the confusion of how Covid was going to affect our lives. And I was afraid to go out and get my hair cut in a salon.
So on an impulse I took the dog clippers and shaved my hair off. At first as the hair fell into the sink, it was a bit scary. But I quickly moved past that.
It’s really convenient. My hair grows fast and I was needing to get my hair cut every 4-6 weeks. This way I don’t have to have someone else do it and I save money as well.
I didn’t think I’d do it more than once or twice. But the thing is, I love it. I like the natural feel of having my head bare.
I did put aside the dog clippers and ordered my own pair of human clippers from Amazon.com. And I now shave it twice per month.
Do People Stare At Me:
Will I ever let my hair grow again? I don’t know.
Do people stare at me? I really haven’t noticed. But if they do stare, I don’t care. I’m secure enough in myself to really not worry about what others think.
This photo was taken this morning after I shaved my head last night.
My next door neighbor Ervina says she’s looking to move back to Texas because her best friend is moving there.
Ervina is one of 17 children. She says she first stayed here because of her mother. But obviously there are a lot of siblings to share that load. Then she stayed here because her adult grandson has been living with her.
But she told me recently that she feels it’s her turn. That if she waits much longer her grandson might marry his girlfriend and then there will probably be babies. And then she’d end up wanting to stay to help care for them.
Doing What’s Right For You:
So she feels this is her time, finally, to spread her wings and fly.
Shaving my head was kind of an impulsive decision early this year that I did due to circumstances. But I found I rather liked it.
Like Ervina said to me the other day: “Sometimes you just have to decide that it’s time to do things just for you and no one else.”