If I had a time machine, I would love to go back five years and meet myself for a cup of tea somewhere. After some chit-chat about continuum and weather, I would say, “Guess what, Pinto of the Past?”
And then I would say, “I don’t know. What, Pinto of the Future?
And then I would say, “In 5 years, you’re going to walk into a hair salon and essentially ask them to give you your second grade bangs back.” And then I would whip out this picture (as if I couldn’t actually remember what my second grade bangs looked like).
Mom...how could you?
And then I would laugh insanely. Because that would be crazy talk, right?
But here’s the thing. It’s all true. The salon. The bangs. Well, I didn’t bring in this picture and say, “Give me second grade bangs!” but…after the fact… I realized that that’s pretty much exactly what I did last Wednesday.
But here’s the crazier thing. It actually looks good!
So, for a brief overview of my hair history, I’ve essentially explored all mix-and-match combos of the following:
* Mid-back length, LONG hair
*Regular long hair
* Shoulder length hair
* Second Grade Bangs
* Ugly, ugly, single big curl bangs
* Swoop bangs
* No bangs
But, if we’re focusing in on only the past decade, I’ve pretty much either looked like this:
Hello! I went to Europe and chopped my hair off because I wanted to be SABRINA and Harrison Ford would LOVE ME! Yay Europe!
And just in case you wanted to know, this will forever be my favorite picture of myself ever taken. Forever and ever, amen.
Well, a decade is a long time to have two hair looks so last week I decided it was time for “something new.” And I didn’t really have an exact idea what that new thing was going to be when I walked into that salon last week.
But, when I walked out, I felt like I had just been so hair rebellious. That I had declared my hair independence! I was a HAIR ADULT now!
And then I realized...I must have just wanted to be a second grader again.
And don’t we all, at some level?