Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Big Shave

Before

Have you ever had a crazy yet attainable dream you wished you had the guts to live out? For me, it was shaving my head. It's unexpected. It defies social norms. It is fun! (hopefully...)

A few weeks ago I told Peter that I should stop toying with the idea and just put it to rest. I wasn't going to shave my head ever and I should get over it. He surprised me by saying I should seriously consider it. I suspect that at first he was just calling my bluff, but true to form, he stood by his words and was genuinely supportive. After a few helpful conversations with some friends, I decided to take the plunge.


After!

I'm not much of a risk taker, but this is a great risk for me. It's not trivial, but it does eventually un-do itself. Motherhood helps you realize life is comprised of phases, which makes it easier to take on a big change. It's only a phase that will eventually pass.

So in addition to hearing about Desmond and my random thoughts on life, I'll now give an occasional reflection on my journey to shave my head and grow it back!

7 comments:

Mike and Katie said...

Katherine! You are a beautiful woman with a perfectly shaped head! Way to go big :) I am inspired by you, once again.

Kate said...

Wow! You are so awesome! You look great!

You are completely full of surprises. :)

Al and Lyndsie said...

You did it! And you are rocking your new do for sure! I can't wait to hear how it went and more of your reflections on how you feel now that its done. Seems like a fun and intriguing journey for a brave someone like you!

Judy said...

You never cease to amaze your Mother!

Allyson said...

I saw the heading and thought, "Surely, not!" Wow, Kay! You are an inspiration and are so beautiful. You are going to have to get a great pixie cut. I always wanted one of those.

Vernon Horn said...

You might have already done this, but, just in case, you might like to know about http://www.locksoflove.org/ in case you do it again...

carmanetta said...

You did NOT shave your head! Whoa! I've been wanting to shave my head for years! Hmmmmmm....I may just do it. You look AMAZING :)

Carmanetta