Grief is such a personal thing. It would be impossible to write a roadmap of how it will affect a person and the stages they will go through. Or the timeline it will follow.
And that’s ok.
But it is reassuring to know that grief changes with time. And whilst it never goes away, it becomes more manageable.
I’m finally getting to a stage where I no longer hate my hair.
So, in a bid to dissuade myself from ever suffering such trauma again, I’m immortalising my experiences, so next time I pick up the scissors I can revisit the raw drama and step away from the snip…
Don’t cut your hair above shoulder length again. Hell, don’t even go to shoulder length! It’s a rotten pain to grow through an inbetweeny length, it looks dweeby, it ages you (more and more important as time goes on, you need all the help you can get!) and you’ll regret it.
Remember Nice, where it was too short to wear in a ponytail and did that horrible flicky thing.
Look at this photo, when you’re finally starting to like it again, and remember the pain it took to get here.
Watch this video, and all the pretty things you can do with long hair, and step away from the scissors.
And for God’s sake DO NOT cut a bloody fringe. Nothing good can come of that!
You’re very welcome.
Love from you, 2015″