First, I gave it my best at the gym this morning, rocking out Rachel Cosgrove’s Base Phase B workout (I feel stronger already!) and getting my day off to a great start. I ate healthy all day and got a lot of errands done.
But most of all, I gave 1 foot of my hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which makes wigs for women with cancer.
I’ve done this a few times in the past, and every time I’ve cried. This time, I managed not to cry – in fact, I was somewhat pleased with the results. My hair had become far too long lately, and I had been planning to donate for a while but couldn’t get the nerve up to do it.
But now that it’s done… I kind of miss it. I got home and tried styling my hair a few different ways. I had asked the stylist to stick with mostly a blunt cut, with just a bit of angling. It’s important that I look totally professional for work, so I didn’t want to end up with anything kooky. Unfortunately, I think we went a bit too far in the other direction – my hair is so staid and conservative that I feel like I need to wear my pearls all day every day just to fit in with the look. I took three pictures, trying to figure out what would make it look more casual and perhaps appropriate to go out to a bar with friends – but I basically look like a diplomat’s wife in all of them.
In good news, it’s long enough to stick it in a ponytail and go to the gym!