3.21.2013

THE BIG CUT: BEFORE & AFTER

I arrived at the salon last week, ready to finally make the change I've been wanting to make for a while now. I anticipated feeling somewhat anxious after 6 inches of hair had been cut off, but I didn't. Like at all. It wasn't even a shock for me, not during the haircut and not after. It was so bizarre, but I think that's how I knew I was ready for this change.

I walked out of the salon with my hair styled straight and I absolutely loved it. Everything was fine and dandy until a few days later when I washed my hair and decided to try styling it wavy like I usually do. That's when disaster struck. I had been so content with my new cut all week and for the first time, I was actually asking myself if it was a mistake. It was like delayed panic. Note to self: don't ever try to style mid length hair with a curling wand when it's blunt cut. The length and cut of my hair had changed and trying to style it in the same way I did when it was long just wasn't working.

I spent the weekend obsessing over my hair and trying to figure out what needed to change and I had a sneaking suspicion I knew what it was. The blunt cut just wasn't working for me and I needed a few more long layers to style it the way I'm accustomed to. By the way, I realize this is starting to sound very firstworldproblems, but if you're a perfectionist about your hair the way I am, I know you understand. 

I had said long layers cut earlier this week and although I'm still scared straight to even attempt to style it wavy, it feels a lot better. I think I have to say goodbye to my beloved curling wand for the time being because of the length of my hair right now and say hello to my curling iron again. Don't you hate it when you finally find your favorite way to style your hair and then you have to search for another favorite method all over again? Oh, just me? Okay.

Here are a few before and afters of my new cut, styled straight of course. I'm going to work on styling it wavy as well as figuring out more ways to style it straight because I don't have the option of just putting it in a top bun anymore! Oh the humanity. P.S. Please disregard the random windblown strand of hair in the first after pic below.



 
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3.12.2013

THE BIG CUT

I'm chopping my hair off today. I've been wanting to do it for a while now and I know it's time. This happened to me a few years. My hair was probably as long as it is now and I just suddenly got this urge that it was time to finally make the big cut so I made an appointment right away. Same thing happened last week. I guess you could say I'm a creature of habit.

I'm overly dramatic when it comes to my hair and I'm fully aware of that. It may sound completely bizarre, but for me cutting my hair represents getting rid of the unnecessary stress and baggage in my life and starting fresh. I've believed in this theory for years and it could not be more applicable than it is now. That's why something more than just a trim is definitely in order.

I found this little "keep calm" gem on Pinterest recently. So just in case I get nervous at the salon today, I know Chuck Bass will keep me calm (:



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3.01.2013

LIVING UNDER A CLOUD



You know those moments in life when you feel like you're living under a big dark cloud? I was going to say rain cloud but because I LOVE it when it rains, it didn't seem fitting for what I'm attempting to explain. Things in my life have been crazy. Like most people, I'm not a big fan of stress and I've had so much of it lately I just don't even know what to do. I suppose the positive part is that it keeps me skinny (I kid, I kid...kind of) but just as the Genie in Aladdin says, it gives me such a crick in the neck. Literally. My chiropractor can vouch for me.

You may have noticed that the posts on this blog haven't been as regular as they usually are. And that just kills me. I've had to step away from regular posting just for the time being so I can get myself centered again. This short time away has also given me some time to think about the direction of this blog now that we're 5 months in with content. Now that Jeff started his new job, which we're still really excited about, the focus of this blog has shifted somewhat. Instead of keeping it a his/hers blog, it has morphed into more of a hers blog as I do most of the posting and in many cases, the posts are geared more towards women. Jeff will absolutely still be a contributor because we all know cooking isn't a hobby of mine and it's always good to get a guy's perspective on movies, but the posts won't be split so evenly anymore.

I'm still not back to regular posting, but I didn't want to leave everyone hanging without an explanation. Rest assured I haven't given up blogging already as it's something I really like and a great outlet for me. I'll be back once this rare and massive dark cloud passes through. I plan on including more posts about my life once that happens. For everyone that has read this blog, commented or made requests for different posts, thank you. It helps to not feel so alone in this internet world and I appreciate each and every one of you. See you soon! 

-Ashley

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