Earlier this week I shared with you some of the things on my Someday list. My fear has paralyzed me, keeping me from accomplishing things that are very close to my heart. I have taken to locking away my dreams in my secret hope chest – Someday I’ll do this. Someday I’ll do that.
Well, after I wrote about taking those dreams off of the shelf, another one of the Somedays on my list refused to be ignored. Do you recall the first thing on my list?
Someday I want to donate my hair.
So…I’m going to chop it off TODAY! Eeeek!
Earlier this week, I had set an appointment to only have my hair trimmed today. Once I read over my post about confronting the ambitions in my life that I never quite got around to doing, I found myself going back to the first thing on my list. The realization hit me that I will just keep on doing this – I will keep saying Someday, but I’ll never get around to it. If I’m going to write about taking risks, seizing moments, no longer allowing fear to dictate my life, and challenging you to do the same…Well, I am running out of excuses! I really, truly want to do this – to give my hair to someone – but if I don’t give this gift now, I’m not sure if I will ever do it!
I messaged my hairstylist to let her in on the change of plans, and I started researching the different hair donation organizations.
Over the years, I have had all lengths of hair – short pixie cuts, chin-length bobs, hair down to my waist, and everywhere in between. I grow it out, and chop it off – but never never quite enough to donate to an organization that gives hair to women and children with cancer, alopecia, and other forms of hair loss. This has always been on my bucket list, and today that Someday is being moved to my Yes list!
Being a long-hair girl at heart, I’m sure that I will miss the length while it is growing out, but I’m also excited for the change! The thought of doing such a small thing like this – cutting a few inches of hair – to brighten the day of a fellow girl, especially one fighting cancer…Sigh. That means more to me than anything. I only wish that I could do more!
Well, long hair, it’s been lovely knowing you. Please take good care of your new girl for me!
I pray that you’ll bring a smile to her face, and the courage to fight on!
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