News Flash: I’ve officially outgrown my Blogger platform. I’m a bit surprised. A couple months ago I was bemoaning how I needed to transition to WordPress and how I didn’t want to. And yet, here I am! Funny how that happens. I see this kind of transition happening all over in my life, and in those around me. Change is so hard sometimes…okay, most of the time. Actually, pretty much all the time. Yet, I am still alive and occasionally look around and recognize that I am thriving, truly thriving. Enough with the philosophical ramblings—what I am trying to say is that I recently realized that most significant happenings in my life have been marked very visibly with a new hairstyle. Isn’t that funny? I’m thirty-two years old and I just made that realization. How often do you change your hair (design) aesthetic? I’ve seen my own preferences shift quite a bit over the past ten years (I feel so old to be able to refer to life in decades)! Hairstyles are such a wonderful marker of history and the memories that go along with it.
Doesn’t this just bring back memories? When this was popular I could NOT get my hair to ‘do’ this. Generally, I would straighten and straighten my hair, and then it would just pop back into a curly tangle as soon as I walked out the door!
This could have been a more accurate style for me—but did I realize it? No. I was too busy unsuccessfully beating my curl into submission. I feel sad when I think about how much time I wasted in the bathroom trying to emulate what I thought was the ‘right kind of pretty’. These days, I am unwilling to devote that much time to my hair. Recently a friend of mine met me for coffee and remarked how my hair is shorter and shorter each time she sees me! It’s true. I’m having a lot of fun with short hair. My curls are so happy short! During each of my pregnancies my hair was very long (to combat all the extra puff everywhere else, hee, hee) and I’m truly appreciating how little time it takes for me to style my short hair today. How about you? Did you do the ‘Jennifer’ in the nineties? Do you look back at pictures of yourself and cringe to see previous hairstyles? And do you see any correlation of hairstyle/big life changes in your life? Tell me in the comments below—I’d love to hear about it!