That's right. The big chop. It happened, and I have no regrets. I know of many people who have chopped off their hair lately. For me though, it wasn't for esthetic reasons. This post might be lengthier than most of what I feature on this blog, but I encourage you to take a moment and read what I have to say...
There are some events life throws you that make you take a step back and reflect. For me, one of those moments happened shortly after last Thanksgiving when my twenty-year-old cousin got diagnosed with cancer. It was a huge shock to my entire family.
Very few people have not been effected by cancer in the life of someone they know and love and I'm sure everyone reacts differently. For me, it was hard to accept, then after time, I started thinking how I would react if I were in my cousin's position. Would I be able to keep a positive outlook like he has?
As vain as it may sound, one of the most heartbreaking thoughts that came to my mind was the possibility that I would lose my hair if I became sick like that. Why was hair something I cared so much about? Well, I didn't quite know, which made me ponder that concept more.
Why do we hold such value in the physical appearance of things like hair?
After examining my own life, it didn't take long for me to decide that I wanted to donate my hair. Why hold on so tightly to something that should truly be of no value to me? I wanted to give the gift of hair to a young girl who needs it way more than I do.
|Gone with a swift snip|
I'm sending in two thick ponytails to an organization that will make my hair into a custom wig prosthetic which will be given to a child cancer patient in need (free of charge to them).
|Before and After|
I challenge you to reach out of your comfort zone and do something selfless.
Life's short - make the most of it!