I Was Always ​The Girl With Long Hair, And Now That I'm Not, I'm Loving It

I Was Always ​The Girl With Long Hair, And Now That I'm Not, I'm Loving It

I've had the same hair style forever, so this was a huge change for me and it was more than just a physical change.


Before My Hair Cut

A Week Before

As I start this it's a week before I get my hair cut. I have decided to cut my hair from about stomach-ish length to shoulder length. Yeah, I am not just getting a trim, I am chopping off a lot of my hair.

This may not seem like a big deal to most people, but growing up I was always the girl with long, curly hair. Ever since I could remember, people were commenting on the length of my hair and how at one point it reached to my butt. It was my look and I was known for my hair. That's no longer going to be the case in a matter of a week from when I started this article.

Now, I am going to be the girl with short(ish) curly hair. It's going to be weird as I have never had short hair before. I am nervous, excited, and as the date gets closer and closer the more I think about it.

Before I got my hair cut, not everyone knew. I wanted to shock everyone because my hair has been such a staple to my look. It's weird how something that can be change in a matter of seconds can have such an effect on an appearance. It's going to be a change, but in 2019 I am embracing change because it's inevitable.

I only told a few people about my plans to cut my hair and I told them so I could ask them for their opinion on whether or not I should follow through with it. None of my friends think I will look ugly though. All of my friends think I will look different, but in a good way. They're excited for me and each time I text them about it, they push away my nerves and get me more excited about it. These people are great people

I've decided to cut my hair for a lot of reasons. Recently, I've been getting annoyed with my long hair as sometimes it can take me up to 15 minutes brushing it just to get knots in my hair 5 minutes later. This time of year is perfect because it's hat season so if I hate my hair cut, I can just wear a hat and cover it up.

Also, like I've said I have had the same hair style for so long. I wore a pony tail nonstop from kindergarten till freshman year of high school, and then again in sophomore year of high school. Freshman year of high school I wore it down. Then I did the braid in Junior year. Ever since senior year of high school, I've worn my hair down with the same exact part.

It's time for a change, it's time to spice things up and I am so confident in myself going into 2019 than ever before. I am confident in myself, my friendships, my capability to do well in school, and so on. I am confident enough to make this bold change for my life because I know it's going to be good for me.

Day Before

It's the day before I get my haircut. I am so excited and nervous. I am counting down the hours until my 10 am appointment. It's crazy that in a matter of hours from writing this my hair will be cut.

Recently, I went through baby pictures and the last time that I had short hair was when I was baby. I was born with a full head of hair, and my parents never got it cut as short as I am getting it cut tomorrow. This is going to be an adventure and I hope I love my new hair. I think I will because it's something that I've wanted to do for a while.

After My Hair Cut

Initial Thought:

Holy…. I can't believe I did it. It looks different, it looks like woah. Like wow.

After The Initial Thought:

After I got my haircut I began walking through the mall, and I was snapchatting people and I was running my fingers through my hair. It felt weird because my hair was so short.

Then I kept on taking selfies and showing it to people, and wow. I love it. I love this look so much, and it was definitely needed.

My Friend's Reactions

Everyone loved it! Honestly, it's a great boost of confidence to have people say they love it. I already loved it before, but it's still really nice to have people call it cute because a big part of me feared that this would be the worst mistake in my life.

I had no idea what I was going to look like with short hair, I didn't know what to expect. This was a change and it was a scary change. Throughout my haircut, I kept on thinking to myself I cannot believe I am doing this. My hairdresser was excited and shocked by the decision.

Part of me thought that I was going to chicken out numerous times. However, I didn't and I am so glad I went through with it. I am so in love with this look and "new year, new me" is sort of being embraced right now.

I am not a completely different person than I was in 2018, but I was not the same person when I entered 2018 compared to when I left 2018. I learned a lot and this haircut was needed.

It was needed to start the year off fresh and for me to not carry any of the baggage I've been carrying my whole life. In 2019, I am embracing change and I am letting go of the grudges and things that have been dragging me down. Me cutting my hair was a physical representation to letting go of that baggage.

It's a new start and I love this look, I probably might keep it because it's so stinking cute. Also, it is way easier to maintain compared to my long hair. It took me 2 whole minutes to brush my hair versus 10. That's amazing!

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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5 Wedding Hairstyles For The Bride With Rapunzel-Like Hair

Stunning wedding hairstyles especially for brides with longer hair.


In the event that you have long hair and you are making sense of how to manage your hair for the big day, perusing this may very well spare you.

More often than not, Rapunzel-like ladies are frightened of getting excessively hair covering the front of her face under the cloak. Being too wild is likewise one issue, so some resort into getting it trimmed or abbreviated for the event. However, that shouldn't be the situation.

Here are a couple of beyond any doubt methods for wearing your long hair upon the arrival of the wedding without the need of shedding a couple of inches.

1. Lay it down straight


Got lovely, stick straight and impeccably gleaming hair? Display it out and don't let the cover out sparkle it. Get a headband type tiara to help shield the strands from straying into your face as you state "I do."

Ensure that your hair won't choke you as the breeze blows or be snared in the beading subtleties of the outfit. Check if the length of the hair won't barge in the outfit's trimmed or style.

2. One-sided


Breadth the majority of your locks to the other side, contingent upon which side you believe you are most OK with. Just the ladies with long bolts can pull off this look. Extra adornments like a little tiara brush or blossoms can be added to the haircut to give it a little edge and energy.

The hair can be prodded for more volume or twisted at the base for a progressively fantastic look.

3. Sensational twists


Either by a hair curler or a perm treatment, twists bring out sentiment and body to your wedding look. On the off chance that you are going for the twists to be restricted to the lower half of your hair, the headband tiara still works incredibly as an emphasis.

A touch up may be required if the twists are escaping before the supper has even begun.

4. Half up, half down


Half dos are perfect in the event that despite everything you need to have your hair down to light up your face yet don't need your grin to be concealed. Some hairdressers can even make a rose, smaller than expected bun or a complete style with your hair at the back. Concerning adornments, an exquisite yet straightforward tiara would work — not excessively but rather sufficiently only to shimmer.

5. The exemplary bun


Definitely, a major bun over the lady of the hour's hair delegated with a complex wedding tiara is everything necessary. Indeed, long hair might be a waste on the off chance that just kept covered up at the same time, envision the conceivable outcomes all on the grounds that the beauticians inspire a great deal of material to work with.

With the likelihood of interlaces, twirls, circles, prodding and weaving the look of the bun won't be much the same as some other out there. Matched with crowns and tiaras folded over the bun, this great lady of the hour look has been the one you've been longing for since age six.

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