Six Word Fridays: Grow


Below is a photo of me

At 16 – summer before grade 11

Right before I cut it off

Growing that hair took a while

And I loved having it – mostly

Then…it felt like a burden

Cutting all that hair – It felt

Good to be freed from it

Crazy long hair!

Ha! I hear you sniggering as you look at this photo. I’ll have you know it was 1990 Β and well, that’s what I looked like back then.Β 

At least until I cut all my hair off.

For about a week after my snippety-snip salon visit, I’d turn my head and almost give myself whiplash because it was so much easier to move without the weight of all that hair.

Took a while to not feel a) naked and b) like I was going to spin like a torpedo every time I moved my head.

It’s Six Word Fridays and the theme this week is grow. For more juicy words on this meme, visit Melissa’s blog.


I love this retro chic.

* Hair cut image sourced viaΒ


24 Responses to “Six Word Fridays: Grow”

  1. Molly@Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce


    It’s great to be here again. You are always thought-provoking. I love the concept here that maybe we need to prune our growth. Maybe we need to know when enough is enough. Or maybe we just need a change.


  2. Tracey

    I remember this look well. πŸ™‚ You look even more beautiful now!

  3. Chantal

    Look at that hair!

  4. Sara

    There is something freeing about shorter hair. And making a big change!

  5. Ayala

    I love long hair but there is a freedom to having short hair. Hope all is well πŸ™‚

  6. Colleen

    I’m chuckling to myself, not at your pic, but the fact that my hair was just like that too back then, but mine was much poofier! LOL
    I actually just cut my hair the shortest its ever been. It took a few days to get used to. I felt like I was missing something.
    It does empower a sense of freedom.
    And maturity.
    And fun. πŸ™‚

    • melgallant

      Colleen, change is fun! I love getting my hair cut and coloured. I love getting a new look!

  7. Robin

    It is funny, the simple things that evoke a sense of freedom. I had that haircut way back when – I cried for three hours πŸ™‚ I grew it back, just not quite as long. Haha!

    • melgallant

      I used to love having a long braid. My mom would do a French braid in my hair (so couldn’t do it myself) and the brain would go on and on…

  8. pattisj

    I remember that “naked” feel when, when brushing it and the brush runs out of hair much too soon.

  9. melissa

    I always find it interesting, how long it takes me to grow into my new self when I make a big change like that. (Not that I’ve ever had that long of hair! That’s amazing.) πŸ™‚

    • melgallant

      Melissa, I know what you mean. Especially when it’s a big change and you catch a glimpse of your new self in the mirror or a window somewhere and it’s all “Whoa! Who is that? Oh right, it’s me.”

      But change is good!

  10. Liz

    THough definitely not nearly as long, my hair was a mane of sorts…and then I cut it a few months ago (I posted about it somewhere on my blog) and I felt totally freed and more like myself then I had in a long time. But now, I’m growing it back out and it’s the bane of my existence.

    • melgallant

      For several years I kept my hair short (grew it out for my wedding then cut it again). I actually have long hair again (nothing close to when I was 16) and this is a big change for me. Resisting the urge to cut it again…

  11. Rachelle

    I have students with hair that long right now… I always wonder about the washing and drying burdens!

    • melgallant

      Rachelle, I always air-dried my hair when it was that long. Otherwise I’d spend forever drying it with the hair dryer. No thanks!

  12. ingrid

    I remember that hair…


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