Sex & the Single Woman: A Hairy Situation?

I used to do this thing when I was in high school. Any time I would be overwhelmed or upset, I would get my hair cut. Sometimes it would get drastically shorter, sometimes just a healthy trim. Either way, when my life was thrown into chaos, I would cope by trying to alter something in my life.

I’m thinking about getting my hair cut this weekend. It grows extremely slow, so this is a big deal for me. I’m even gone so far as to make a pro/con list to help me decide if I should do it.

Getting it cut is watching two years of my life fall to the floor, but maybe that’s not such a bad thing. I’ve grown a lot (in both the length of my hair and mentally) these past two years. The important thing is that I’m not hacking it all off because I need a change, but rather because I am embracing that I have changed.

I’m not the same woman and I’m proud of who I’m becoming. It’s hard for a lot of women, myself included, to let someone cut off our long locks, but I refuse to be afraid of what might be.

–Maggie