Here's a picture post-chop last August. If I had better posture, you'd be able to see my hair isn't even touching my shoulders.
At the time, I didn't regret the decision. In fact, I was able to brush my shoulders off Jay-Z style when my brother said, "Oh... You got your hair cut..... Why?" Trying to redeem himself, he then said, "No, I just think it looked good how you had it in Michigan..." At the time, I thought my "Michigan-length" (seen below) was awkward. Too long to be a bob, too short to be anything cute.
Pre-chop, AKA when it was short but still ponytail-able... Looking back, it doesn't look as awkward as I insisted it was.
Like I said, I was okay with the bob for a while. It wasn't as hot on my neck during football games in August and September, and it took way less time to dry. Alas, something changed. Slowly, I started growing a bit envious of all my friends' pretty long hair, and every time I saw a hairstyle I liked on Pinterest, a little part of me would sigh and regret my decision to cut my hair in the first place. I'm generally not a patient person, so my hair usually isn't very long, but the last time I'd had it as short as this past year was probably.....
Here. PTL I had enough sense to avoid a bowl cut this time!
Like I said, my hair has never been crazy-long. The longest I've had it is probably here:
Look at that handsome guy in the tux! I'm a lucky girl!
The problem is, that long hair was two years and 15 pounds ago. I know that may cause some eye rolls, but I felt terrible about myself then. I can't picture myself with long hair without imagining myself heavier, and I don't like that picture. However, some of my favorite Pinterest finds are reminding me why I'm still growing it out:
Not sure if I could ever get my hair this long, but how great are these lustrous locks?! Love the color on both, too!
Goal: be able to rock this kind of look at graduation next spring!
I think this might be my perfect length- and color! It looks so beautiful curled!