You are a circle of wonderful people.
Post Script: This is coming from a person who has had her heart set on growing out her hair to reach her rib cage. I did what I never thought I’d have the guts to do, shave my head.
Without getting too much into detail, life has thrown me some pretty mean curve balls lately. I have felt tied to things far beyond my control, inevitably holding me back from living life as I know it. On Tuesday night I reached an awakening that was raw and real. God is ultimately in control and always has my best interest at heart, whether I want it at the time or not.
So I shaved it. I shaved all of it. Every last thing that has held me back from being a free, independent woman of the Lord is currently in the Philadelphia garbage system. Proverbs 31:30.
I cut the bulk of it to “Power” by Kanye West. Not exactly a family friendly song, but empowering nonetheless. Daniel Hoppes then shaved it to “Needle in the Hay” by Elliot Smith (cross reference: The Royal Tenebaums).
Jackie Burke and Victoria Kaufman were there for emotional support. Jenna Liew held back my ears for Dan. Yi Lui cleaned it up last night with a shape up, and I’ve got to tell you, I feel so incredibly liberated. Even my coffee lady, Marsha from the Lucky Cup inside Annenberg Hall, has noticed the difference on the inside. To quote her she said this morning, “Girl, that haircut gave you a whole new attitude. You are downright beaming.”
Anyway, thank you my MCPC-ites, my lovely friends. You have been more than supportive of my decision, and I am grateful for that. Thank you for encouraging the fresh start and rubbing my now barren head. It truly feels awesome.
Baldy McBalderton (Sarah Marie Hawkins.)