Hello again Bloggettes!
I’m sticking to my word and once again doing another post! (despite being drowned in science revision!).
From the title you are probably a bit confused as to what this post is about? (and the more observant among us may have also noticed the plug from my last post in which I briefly motioned it!- you can view that HERE) and hair cut may just suggest just a nip down to the Hairdressers and a quick snip to shake off the dead ends, however; this quick snip is 16 inches of my hair.
Around 2 years ago I was watching le television and I saw an article on the news that intrigued me- an article about a girl who had cut her hair off for charity. I instantly was captured by the selflessness of this girl, most women’s most prized possession is their hair yet this girl donated hers to a child who’d she’d never met in hope it might make them more confident or happy. I told my parents that that was what I was intending on doing, they dismissed it of course not taking 12 year old Becky seriously and we all forgot about it.
A while later I watched Red Nose Day and once again something caught my eye, this time it was Jessie J who was shaving her hair. For anyone to shave their head they have to be so brave and especially a high profile celebrity who’s hair has been a part of her image since she started her career in the mainstream. I was totally In awe of her. I carried on watching and Jessie described how she was doing it for the little princesses trust; a charity that makes wigs for children with illnesses that make you loose your hair, I looked into it more and saw all the amazing story’s of amazing people who’d cut their hair (or shaved) for charity, I once again told my parents that I wanted to cut my hair and this time they started to realise I was serious about doing it. I have since been growing my hair for the sole purpose of cutting it off for charity.
Now that brings us to the present day! This year I’m going on a annual school trip to Lourdes. This entails looking after sick or elderly people and helping them get around Lourdes and do what they need to in order be happy. Now if you want to know more about this in detail I’ve attached a print screen of the information sheet (with my schools name removed) –
By no means am I saying that every women with hair should go and cut it off- this post is rather selfish frankly. Its to remind myself of why I did it and record it as a bit of a landmark in my teen life. I think that sometimes as people we forget to appreciate all the things around us and how lucky we are to have what we do. This post is to remind myself to give back and not be so involved in my appearance and stressing if my hair doesn’t curl the way I want it to or if my eye make-ups a bit naff. Its for me and anyone who feels a bit insignificant to remind ourselves that the smallest of things (such as cutting of your hair) or making someone smile- those are the things that make our lives significant. The times when we’ve effected someone else’s life through what may seem kinda trivial at the time; through a simple smile or a quick compliment a person can totally change up someone else’s day.
At the end of the day my hair WILL grow back- whether it take 2 years or 5, I know that me doing this will be so worth it.
So that just about concludes this post! I will be sure to do another soon (or when the hair is g-g-gone!).
See you soon guys!