Monday, January 25, 2010

I Got Sass

Last week I surprised myself.

First, I chopped off my medium-length hair. Well, not me personally. Based on the sage wisdom of others, I decided to forgo the almost surely disastrous act of a DIY haircut, and made an appointment with a hair stylist. Armed with photos (thanks, Google images for your "cute pixie hair" results) and a smidgen of recklessness, I made my request to my stylist: super short, non-boyish, non-frumpy, leave the bangs ALONE. I came out with the best haircut of my life.

Second, I had conversations with two different people that involved saying no. I don't know how it is for other people, but I have the habit of saying yes to others, even when I know I shouldn't. My need to please others is the downfall in these moments, and often I end up bending to other people's desires, at the expense of making good decisions. Usually what results is me hiding my true thoughts and feelings, or accepting more than the fair share of responsibility. This week I had the opportunity on two occasions to give in. Instead, I mustered up courage and essentially told both people "no." I spoke with grace and kindness, but also honesty and firmness. And in the end of both interactions, I knew I had done the right thing.

Cutting my hair and telling people no may not seem like momentous things. But for someone like me, who often lacks courage, they were significant. I upped my sass and boldness levels this week. Go me.


  1. oh yay for a pixie cut, it looks so cute! and i totally agree that it's hard to say no sometimes, so good for you!

  2. Yes, lately too I have been saying NO, when most times I would say Sure, yes, I'll do it! Keep focused on God and what He wants you to do and you will be fine. Glad you love your haircut...I'm getting one tomorrow...not sure what kind of style I want. Take care and God Bless!

  3. Squee! Love the new cut! (Isn't that it, up in your profile pic/upper right hand blog pic?)

    And huzzah to you for saying no, I am one-hundred-thousand percent rooting for you in that department.


  4. I! :) I love when I jump personal hurdles - it makes me feel so good. So GO YOU! xx

  5. That's great!

    I fully support women saying no more often AND chopping off their hair. ;-)

  6. Well done! That's something to go about with. ;)

    Have a good weekend.

    Alex's World! -

  7. Oh wow that's so great! I can't wait to see pictures!

  8. I'm jealous- I want the perfect haircut, and I want to learn how to say no!!