I am going to be shaving (not quite as short as this pic) my hair for the World’s Greatest Shave in a week. I have been thinking about doing this for many years but I have long hair. Many people, especially women, tend to hide behind their hair and I’m no exception. It hides a multitude of flaws, like bad skin, freckles, scars, and wrinkles. This is one of the reasons that I am doing it. Of course there is the raising of money for a good cause but I also like the idea of exposing myself. Don’t ask me why because I don’t know.
What I have been interested in is the way that people have reacted to the fact that I am doing it. Some think that I’m brave and many ask if they can pay for me NOT to do it. Some are horrified by the idea of me ‘going bald’. A client even suggested that he didn’t like the idea that I would be at his book launch looking bald. What?
Funny thing is, when people tell me not to do something, I tend to do the opposite. I don’t think it’s stubbornness. I think I just like the challenge and I like the idea of going against what many think I am or am not capable of. This is very relevant given that it is National Women’s Day on Sunday. I was lucky enough to be invited to a brunch yesterday with Banyule Council to celebrate this event and I felt very privileged to be amongst a room full of women of all different sizes, shapes, and nationalities. Some with long hair, some with short. I’m looking forward to having some fun with the short hair …
Oh, and I was lucky enough to sit next to blogger, Christina Lew (Miss Rosanna), who I keep bumping into. I’m a guest on her blog today.