Finally, after a year of wanting to do it, I finally cut my hair. And let me tell you- it feels amazing. Thank you Jessica for chopping my hair! I'm so happy with the results! 

Anyone who has known me for the last 12 years knows that my hair has gone through a lot of different stages. It went from me being a chubby kid with almost a bowl cut with bangs. It was THE WORST. Then it went to shoulder length, and I wore those hideous plastic butterfly clips everyday. Then, I somehow discovered flat irons. That was a game changer. I would flat iron my hair everyday, but leave two strands down my cheeks, and my hair had thick, blonde highlights (ick). After that phase, I had dark, longer, straight hair with side bangs for about 2 years (freshman/sophomore year) and it NEVER was left imperfect. My junior/senior year of high school, I joined the "scene kid" phase. I died my hair black, had bangs, and teased my hair like crazy. Except I think I was a "wanna be scene kid" (if that even exists). After high school, I decided to keep my hair black, tease it even more CRAZY, and I literally looked like Snookie's twin sister. It was bad. Guys... it gets better. After that, I went through one of the worst stages of all- dreaded hair. I thought it was a cool thing to not brush my hair for 4-8 months. Little did I know, I looked like a lion and should have been living in the trees. When I finally brushed it out, there were CHUNKS of hair coming out. NO ONE DO THIS, EVER. I guess it was different, and looked fun in photos, BUT I STRONGLY SUGGEST NEVER DOING THIS. I don't know where my mind was. During this phase was also the feather trend. I had at least 10 feathers in my hair and I looked like a peacock. WHY DID ANYONE LET ME DO THIS. Slowly after that phase ended, I decided to part my hair in the middle, leave it straight, and throw some ombre in there. I had that hairstyle for five years. 

Last year I really wanted to change up my style, so it went from almost all blonde, to black, and then back to a traditional balage/ombre. I couldn't make up my mind.

Now, I finally feel like a new person. It's crazy how much your hair plays apart of your physical appearance. It's one of the first things people look at, and it can show someone's personality. Honestly, it's going to take some time getting used to it. But I'm so excited to have this new style! If you have been wanting to chop your hair, DO IT. Don't be scared. Remember.. it's just hair. It will grow back.

I'm going back to Seattle this week for the holidays, and I can't be more excited! Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week!