I’m back. I haven’t been here for a hot minute. You’re about to find out why. I’ve been in hiding (and studying).
Sometimes I feel like I have so much to offer the world. Just this past week I coached two people into following their passions and believing in themselves.
They both got new careers and couldn’t be happier.
Pursuing passions and starting new careers are things people should do.
I think – and I’m surely not alone here – there are many things I can strongly urge people shouldn’t do.
And thus, a new topic of conversation has been introduced to the blog.
Things people shouldn’t do.
What I’m going to tell you today would sound like common sense to most, but believe me, I used to think my common sense was stronger than my book smarts.
I thought this observation was accurate until I watched YouTube while holding scissors.
Yes, this past June, on one of my monthly trips down the YouTube Rabbit Hole, I did the very thing that I IMPLORE you not do. I watched a tutorial on how to cut bangs (or, fringe as they say here in the UK), pulled out the scissors, and I cut my fucking hair.
Instant regret. Even to this day, October 7th, I am reminded of this horrible life choice.
I won’t even show you a picture. I will instead provide you with a visual aid to give you an idea what my hair looked like for approximately 45 days.
Photo credit: BuzzFeed via portlandmercury.com
The sad thing is, I have done this before. MULTIPLE times.
Every time I think, “This time it will be different, I will look good” and then, yeah, never.
You know that famously misquoted saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results.”? That’s me when it comes to bangs.
I’m crazy when it comes to my hair. But I don’t think I’m alone, and that is why I am making this public service announcement.
No matter how fantastic the YouTuber, DO NOT watch their tutorial on how to cut your own hair while holding scissors.
You will cut, and you could very possibly end up looking like shit.
Being held captive in your apartment for the entire summer, imprisoned by bobby pins.
And especially noteworthy: If you live in a climate where it rains all the fucking time (like I do) DON’T do bangs/fringe. You will get rained on, and you will look like Brett Michaels.
Heed my warning.
Expectation: (I blame Zooey for this every single time.)
Photo credit: Pinterest/Google
Reality: (And I’m not even exaggerating in the slightest.)
Photo credit: Google
Visit a professional and let them talk you out of it.
The regrowth period. Is. Painful.
Oops! I did it again.
Have you ever cut your own hair? Did you regret it? I still love YouTube, tho.