I’m taking the plunge and crossing something off my bucket list – I’m cutting all my hair off and then SHAVING it off! YEP! I need your help too …
No one knows the inner workings of my brain (it would be weird if you did), but for as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to cut my hair off, and shave it back to a very short length (not bald, but a few cms long).
Mainly because I’d like to know what it’s like to not be a slave to my own hair.
I’d see people doing it in their lives and look up to them – women just look absolutely beautiful when their hair is no longer covering their face. It looked scary, but liberating. Terrifying, yet empowering.
Have you seen Parris Goebel? She absolutely rocks the short hair!
I knew that at some point in my lifetime, I wanted to do that to see what it was like. Because at the end of the day, I knew it would grow back. I also realise how privileged I am to have this choice – so many out there have this choice taken away from them.
At the end of the day, I knew that I wanted to say “hey I did that and I loved it” or “I didn’t love it”.
I’m one of those people who loves experiencing things to find out my opinion of it.
My hair is who I am – I have a lot of it, and it’s a crazy mess that I sometimes manage to straighten and get under control.
It’s a lot of work to deal with (not as much as some people, but it’s a lot for me), and causes me a lot of anguish. Especially in summer when my head literally sweats from the roots because it’s so thick and heavy.
However, as I said above, it’s me. It’s who I am.
I sometimes wonder “if I take away one of the things that makes me “me”, what would it be like?” …
How different would I look? … How much would it change people’s perception of me? … Would I look like a conehead?
Will I look horrific? … What if I regret it?
So many questions, but more than questions was this burning desire to actually cut it all off.
Finally the other day I saw that Monique Doy had taken the plunge and shaved her own hair off and she actually gave me the courage to commit to doing it myself.
I originally thought I’d grow my hair out long enough to donate what I cut off, but sadly my hair is coloured AND I have too many greys for it to be considered donatable.
So instead I’m going to be raising funds for charity.
Why do this? Why not just cut it off and Because I have a platform where I can potentially raise 10s of thousands of dollars.
And because I was going to cut all of my hair off anyway, and figured I might as well use this epic event to do something good.
I know that right now is a difficult time for most, because of our Level 4 lockdown here in NZ. But it’s also no different for charities who are also experiencing an extreme loss in funds.
There’s never going to be a perfect time, so I figured there’s no time like the present.
All the money fundraised will be split three ways and donated to the above charities.
This is where I need your help – obviously I’d love it if you could donate, but I know it’s a rough time for loads of people out there. So if you can’t donate, don’t worry – I’d still love you to share this campaign.
I won’t be doing the cut / shave until we are out of lockdown, so who knows when that will be. But all funds, regardless of time it takes, will be donated.
ALSO – I will be live streaming the ordeal, so I’ll keep you updated.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.