Maybe it's because I woke up with a summer cold this morning and I still have a migraine, but I'm feeling very--er--irritable about my hair today.
I was just visiting The Long Hair Community, and one of my buddies who joined TLHC a few months after me, whose hair was much shorter than my starting length just posted an update, and her hair, which was always beautiful, is now half way down her bottom and still gorgeous.
All I can think about is the fact that my own stupidity has set me back so far. My hair right now is not much longer than it was when I started the journey 4 years ago.
It's true that my hair was damaged when I first started the journey, and that highly processed, heat-treated hair would likely have had to have been cut off eventually. However, I really did myself in when I had the bright idea of dying my hair brown. I know I've moaned about this several times, but today it's really getting to me.
I damaged my hair so much getting it back to my blonde colour, and I've had to cut so much of that damage off. I still have a few inches of that damage left. It's not visibly damaged really, but I can feel the damage.
Yes, yes, I've ranted about this before, and I know that I can't go back in time and undo my mistakes, but sometimes it does get me down. I guess today is just one of those days. I just need to whine and get it off my chest.
Intellectually I know that my hair will be at waist length a year from now. I also know how swiftly a year passes these days. But here I am frustrated yet again. Logic just doesn't always work.
Patience, PATIENCE, PATIENCE!!! That has to be my mantra for the rest of the day. I'm sure I'll be over this frustration after a good night's sleep. And now I'm off to have some green tea and take some vitamin C. What kind of fool catches a cold in July? Okay, don't answer that.
I hope to be back tomorrow feeling more chipper and cheerful.
Love to all.