It's an interesting topic, how other people view you. I don't mean on the inside here, but on the outside. I wrote a few days ago about how I'd managed to manifest myself with shorter hair than I'd intended.
I've really been downscaling my life at the moment. Owning less crap really feels right at the moment. I'm not donning a hair shirt, renouncing the world, it's like this is where I am at the moment. Includes possessions, clothes...I've got my ears pierced, yet I now own only one pair of earrings.
So how does this fit in with my hair? I had short hair previously. Not as short as it is now, obviously. But I find myself taking what was a mistake and internalising it, if you like. And I find that I really like having less hair than I did before. So I'll be keeping it, for a good while, at least. It's easy to care for; the fact it's what you could call cropped, means that old the old damage was cut out so the condition is better than it was previously. Unless I'm in a hurry, I don't need a hair dryer. Dab of wax and I'm good to go.
I was a little taken aback when my best friend said that she thought it looked harsh. Now granted I don't have elfin features, but nor do I have a heavy jawline either. My face is long, but not thin. Yet who's to say that someone without a heart shaped face can't rock a shorter haircut? Although I never felt unfeminine before, I actually feel more feminine with it this short. Strange.
A lot of people of my acquaintance seem to be under the impression that I'm going to be growing it out. I was going to grow it out, was as in past tense. But not at the moment. If I want to take what could've been a potential hair don't and turn it into a hair do, that's up to me.
It comes down to this. Once upon a time I would've been upset, capitulated and started to grow it out, regardless of what I personally wanted. No I find myself realising that I can't control what other people think, so I'm just going to keep short regardless. If they don't like it, not my problem.