Why I Look Like Amelia EarhartPosted: January 20, 2013
I got a new haircut.
A very bad new haircut.
On Friday after my workout I was sitting on the couch in my sweaty gym clothes drinking almond milk straight from the gallon (you’d think anyone prissy enough to drink almond milk would be classy enough to pour it in a glass, but you’d be wrong) when I stumbled across this picture of Karlie Kloss:
I decided that I must have this haircut. Immediately. And within 3 hours I had already gotten the haircut and regretted it because apparently getting the same haircut as a supermodel does not make you look like that supermodel. It just makes you look like you with a haircut that only a supermodel could pull off.
I spent the weekend trying to figure out how to like my haircut and also beating myself up about spending so much time thinking about my haircut because it’s just hair and it will grow back. At least this time I had an impulsive need for change I got a haircut instead of a tattoo, so I guess I’m moving in the right direction. Baby steps.
Every time I looked in the mirror I kept thinking I looked like Amelia Earhart because I once read a blog post about a girl who got a haircut like mine and thought she looked like Amelia Earhart. But the whole thing didn’t make a lot of sense to me because I had no idea what Amelia Earhart’s hair looked like, so I Googled her. Turns out that my hair looks nothing like Amelia Earhart’s hair, but it looks exactly like her helmet.
Awesome. I get it now.
So here’s my thing with hair… I think that a lot of girls use long hair as a security blanket, because it’s easy to feel pretty when you have a long, flowing mane. When your hair is short you have nothing to hide behind. So not only does it take a lot of confidence to cut your hair short (because technically yes, it will grow back, but let’s be real, it will take 15 years), it also takes a lot of confidence to pull off a short haircut. And I want to be one of those girls who can pull it off.
But clearly I’m failing miserably, because right now I just feel like I’m not pretty anymore.
But then something funny happened. I started to sort of like the idea of my hair looking like Amelia Earhart’s helmet. I mean, Amelia Earhart was a pretty cool chick, and she was a woman in a male-dominated field too. And actually, she looked sort of cool in that helmet… if Amelia could pull off the helmet, then maybe I can pull off the hair.
I let this idea marinate for a little while and came to the conclusion that my new haircut is cool. And I’m ready to own it.
So, thank you Amelia for being a good role model… in ways I never would have expected.