Challenge yourself

Hi. Today, I got a haircut. Like, a haircut. Almost all my hair is gone!

Can you say Eeekk?! I’m still not totally used to it, and I really would not have probably done it if not for the confidence and encouragement of my sweet husband.

Let me just say that some of you will read this post and think, what’s the big deal? Others of you will think,  I would never do something so bold. I guess I’m speaking to the latter.

We were out a month or two ago when I saw a girl with a cute pixie cut and commented that maybe I would want to try something like that one day. (Like, in another lifetime.) But Jonathan was like, “You should totally do it!” (Which completely threw me off guard). So I got nervous. I no longer had a reason not to. But I still debated it. A lot. I had butterflies in my stomach hours before the appointment.

I figure it’s good for me to do things periodically that make me uncomfortable. I don’t want to get too comfortable with being comfortable.

You see, right after I graduated high school, I donated my hair to Locks of Love. It was the most dramatic haircut I had ever contemplated and I was petrified. I kept thinking of reasons why I “couldn’t”. I did, though.

And you know what? It was kinda freeing.

I know it sounds silly, but I realized that maybe I was too attached to my long hair. Hair grew. I was still me, regardless of my hair.

So today, almost a decade later, I found myself in a very similar position. And I took the plunge. Again.

Now, I’m not implying that each of you reading this should go and chop your hair off…or am I ? 😉

Here’s what I am saying: challenge yourself. Do something that scares you a little. It’s good for you.



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29 responses to “Challenge yourself

  1. You look great with short hair! I have never. ever, ever done something like that!, even if I had shorter cuts…but not that short. Go Sami!

  2. Anonymous

    I like how you styled it for the pictures in the front. Cute!

  3. Sami,

    So cute and pretty! I chopped 15 inches off about three years ago–crazy! It was so different for me, but I am glad I did it. I bet Liam is like, “Where’s my other mom?” Ha!

  4. hannahelaine

    sami! thats so hot!!!! you look like Emma Watson, and that’s about as good as it gets 🙂

  5. Libby Byington

    Beautiful! 🙂

  6. Cathye

    Sami! It’s adorable! You will love it! It will be wash and wear with hardly any styling involved….and you have beautiful eyebrows and such a petite body that it is perfect for you! Enjoy! Love, Nana

  7. You are gorgeous Sami! I don’t know if it’s possible….but your eyes and smile seem to be accentuated….Beautiful!

  8. Krista Poynter

    I love it Sami! I am also considering getting my hair cut that short. It looks amazing on you.

  9. Hannah

    You did it! I was just thinking about you today and wondering if you decided to go for it. I love it! The side shots with your earrings are just how I imagined. MUCH cuter than some of the virtual haircuts we tried. 😉 Can’t wait to see it in person. Congrats on being so brave! It was defintely worth it.

  10. sami, you look adorable… as usual! i bet that is so freeing! i don’t thank any hairstyle could look bad on you. way to be brave and go for it! seriously looks great on you!

  11. Rachel

    It looks good! You have always looked good in short hair….but really I think you have a wonderful heart which makes you look good regardless of your hair! Proud of you for being BOLD!

  12. Anonymous

    Good Insight, Sam. I love the hair in the pictures too- 🙂

  13. Anonymous

    I saw it in person and she looks awesome….her gorgeous eyes really stand out. More than beautiful. Mom

  14. Larry says you look refined. I think you look like fabulous Nashville Mom!

  15. Amy Workman

    I love it! You look adorable and have a precious heart. Thanks for sharing, Sami!

  16. laura

    you do look SUPER cute with your new haircut!!! : ) Maybe next time you see me I’ll have the same cut! ; )

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