New Hairstyle Equals New Outlook

Who would think that a new hairstyle would help me get a new outlook on life? If you’re a woman, you may get that going from shoulder length hair to a short buzz cut is a huge change and can do things to your head figuratively and literally.

From the time I met my husband, and years before that, about 10 plus years, I had long hair. It was something I treasured, even though it took a long time to take care of every day. I liked the way it looked, my family did and men did. When I met my husband, he was attracted to me in part because of my hair and would compliment me about it all the time.

Long Hair

But after I had our daughter, I needed more time in my day. I was a busy mom of two now. Then I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, which made it difficult to keep my arms raised to wash, dry and style my hair. So I decided to try short hair. I didn’t go part way. I went all the way! And to this day I can remember how I felt when I saw my new hair cut – free! No more wasted time doing something I dreaded to look good. No more thick hair making me feel sweaty in the Florida heat. To top it off, I looked great! I saw myself in a new light. I didn’t need my hair to look or feel feminine. I was pretty darn hot! I was no longer hiding behind all that hair, instead I was showing myself off to the world.

Short Hair

My husband was shocked at first, but when he came around, the compliments started again. He said he felt like he was with a new woman 🙂 It made our relationship stronger and happier. I had more time for us. I began to take better care of myself in other ways. I’d get my nails done, or try out new earrings. I felt more content and more carefree, even though I was facing a disease that was unpredictable.

Who knows what new things can make big changes in your life? Something that seems simple or unimportant can be huge. Take a look at your life through different eyes. Don’t be afraid. Enjoy!

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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  1. Look at you you hot mama you!!!!! Love it!!!!!

  2. Oh wow. You look good in both hairstyles. Some people just can’t wear short hairstyles as well as others, but you really rocked that look! I have really long curly hair. In college, I cut a significant amount and straightened it. I really had to get used to it, but it was a nice change.

  3. I love the short hair on you, you look amazing. I did the same thing a few years ago, I always had long hair, but cut it off and donated for cancer patient wigs. I loved the short hair, but I am now growing it back long so I can donate it again. It really is a freeing experience.
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    • Connie Roberts

      I don’t think I had enough to donate, or didn’t even think of it Katja. But it was a freeing experience. I have my long hair back. I may go back to short again.

  4. Connie, I too find chanhes like this really affect how I feel about and carry myself. Sometimes its been a drastic change in hairstyle or color, but I think may favorite is a new pair of boots with heels. We walk different in them and it has a huge affect on our posture and self confidence!
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  5. Oh my gosh, but you look GAW-JUSS!!!! Love, LOve, LOVe, LOVE this post, Connie!!!
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  6. You stole my hairstyle!!! LOL! I LOVE it.
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  7. Oh my gosh look at you! I love the short hair! I chopped mine like that once but with curls it was less hottie and more Annie ;-)YOU totally rock it though.
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    • Connie Roberts

      I love that Andrea- less hottie and more Annie! It may be the same way if I were to cut it now. My hair has changed a lot since then.

  8. Like me, I used to grow my hair out and then cut it like that. Been doing it for as long as I can remember. I decided…no more trying to grow it (since I went 100% gray)
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  9. Looks like you can rock it out either way lady!! You’re beautiful!

  10. WOW, Connie! While you look great either way, you are totally ROCKIN’ that short hair. It really becomes you.

    Thanks for for sharing this!
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  11. Wow! You look so different with short hair. Amazing how a hair cut can change so much of your life.
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  12. This is really a wonderful post Connie. There are lots of hairstyling blogs but very few deal with how hairdos are moodswingers. Most sites just state the best styles. I try to explore the head on which the hair flows at my blog. Do consider visiting my site once in a while and keep writing. I would love to read your posts.