Yeah, that's me and no, I didn't break down and cut my hair. That's me one year ago. What a difference 365 days makes, eh?
You know how on Facebook they have that "memories" thing and you can see what you posted one year ago and five, ten or more years ago? Yeah? Well this photo popped up. I had just had my hair cut. And the only reason I know that is because it said so right in the post.
I had been wearing my hair in a bob with bangs for a very long time and I directed my wonderful hairdresser to always trim it right around chin length. Sometimes it was a wee bit shorter, sometimes a tiny bit longer but the length was always right around that chin neighborhood. It was easy to care for, though I was forever butchering my bangs when I trimmed them between appointments. I had a standing appointment once every 7 weeks to keep me from looking more like a sheepdog than a human being.
It was at some point after that photo was taken that I decided I was going to grow out my bangs and, what the heck, lets grow out the hair too. I cancelled my next appointment and did not make another.
That picture is literally of my most recent haircut which was September 21st 2022. Yikes!
This is me last month:
And my hair is one month longer today. Wow, I just cannot get over how much my hair grew in one year! Holy Cats!
I cannot seem wrap my brain around it fully. I guess it's because the hair grows such a small amount each day that we didn't really notice it. I mean, when my bangs started getting my my eyes, oh yeah, I noticed that. But I gritted my teeth and clipped and hair banded and barretted it until it was finally (FINALLY!!) no longer an issue.
And the rest of the hair was never an issue. Not really. I wear it in a ponytail or one of those giant clips most of the time during these hothothot days anyway so I don't think about how long it is or, conversely how much shorter it was Just One Year Ago! Whoa!
That year went by so quickly too. I mean just Zoooooom! And here it is one entire year later.
I suppose that dramatic change is a good indicator of what can happen if I really put my mind to it and just do it. I could potentially lose those dang 10 pounds that REFUSE to go away. One year from now I could be 10 pounds lighter and far more fit and potentially stay that way, if I really tried every single day for the next year.
Or maybe if I devoted a little time daily for a year, perhaps I could finally truly learn a second language?
With a years worth of practice maybe I could master french pastries? Or the Tango? Or, once and for all, Calculus coz I sure as heck didn't get it the first time around!!!!
Maybe I could learn to knit? Paint? Play Pickleball? Start a vegetable garden?
If I really put my mind to it, I suppose I could devote the next year to doing pretty much anything and one year from now I would be so much better at whatever it is I chose to do!!!
Of course, the one thing I apparently haven't learned in a year is how bad I look in Black or Grey! Wow! Try a little colour why don't ya, Sam.
Anyway, that was my brilliant (?) insight for the day today.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and wondering where we will all be and what we will be doing one year from today!!!
Hugs all 'round
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.