Sunday, October 2, 2011

I Feel Beautiful

I have become friends with Davin's mom, Cyndra. She is awesome. From the instant I met her, I thought, this lady is something else. Strong, adventurous, smart, witty, and drop dead gorgeous. So I started to look-up to her. I wanted to hear about her travels, listen to her stories and you know, just hang out, soak in some of the awesome-ladyness.

So while I was eating up everything she said, and really hoping that at the very least she thought I was a nice person, she tells me this: Every woman should shave her head at least once in her life.

I thought, yeah! Eff-yeah! Women don't need their hair to show their femininity. And, psshhh, its just hair anyway, it will grow back, and shoot, there are wayyy more important things then hair, for God's sake. So that's when I decided I had to do it, at least once.

But, I wanted to wait, wait till my birthday. You know, I like celebrations and it just seemed like the right and normal thing to do. If there is such a thing.

So my birthday rolls around. I'm working at summer camp, we're actually back packing on the Applachian Trail, and Ryan, with a pair of scissors, chops all my hair off. Some place shorter then others. But more or less, it's pretty good.

We get back to camp, every one assumes I got lice and that's why I shaved it. Nope. I said. There's this woman who
I really respect and admire blah blah blah, you know the story. But then we get the buzzers out and finish it up proper, real short.

Well, here's the funny part. I ran into Cyndra a few months later (for the record, I still really respect and admire her) and I tell her that she inspired me to shave my head. I brought up the quote and was babbling on when she kind of lets out a little sigh and hummmm, yeah, I never cut my hair all the way off. BUT a woman once told ME that story and I really respected and admired HER and well, I almost totally shaved it once, but I decided to keep my bangs.

Ha. Well the point of the story is, it doesn't really matter what you do with your hair. Bangs, no bangs, because you had lice, because you just wanted to, it doesn't matter, right, it's just hair. But now I have my own account. And I like sharing it.

Not every woman needs to shave her head, but I would encourage her to.

I feel beautiful. I feel womanly. I feel strong. And I feel like I can't wait for it to grow out a little more so I can pull it back in one of those adorable little pony-tails.














4 Comments:

At October 2, 2011 at 9:40 AM , Blogger Acey said...

You sure do like yourself, I know the rest of us do.

 
At October 3, 2011 at 2:56 PM , Blogger Noelle said...

You are such a beautiful woman Julie, inside and out! I love these photos.

 
At October 5, 2011 at 10:25 AM , Anonymous Phil Wiese said...

These last two posts made my day Julie. You so effortlessly embody everything that is beautiful.

 
At August 25, 2012 at 4:29 PM , Anonymous Andrew Roesch-Knapp said...

hey its andrew .. we met on bikes going down the coast of cali. you went onto mexico......
hope alls well . . i stumbled on your blog and thought id say hi.
my email is andrew at gmail .com
:)

 

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