I think everyone who is working toward a tangible goal wonders what it will feel like when it is reached. I certainly think about it from time to time. I know that some people think that somehow their life will change when there hair is such and such a length, and of course, that doesn't happen. It's like thinking that if you get that new perfume, life will somehow change. It's just an illusion.
My realistic goal is waist length and my dream length is tail bone, about six inches longer than that. I wonder if I will feel good about reaching my goal and be able to see that it truly is as long as it is.
I so often see people reach a goal and still feel that their hair is short. Sometimes our view gets skewed, and we don't see our hair the way others do. I can't tell you how often I've seen people reach a goal at the LHC and yet feel dissatisfied. Even more interesting is that sometimes I see people reach their goals and immediately cut their hair off to above shoulder length. I don't understand that, and usually the people who do it don't explain why.
I would love to understand that phenomenon. Is it a case of just wanting to see if one can do it and then once it's done, it's all over?
I hope that when I reach waist length, where I'm fairly sure I will maintain until my "breakage layer" is gone, that I still feel excited by my hair. I hope that even if and when I reach my dream goal, I will keep going by constantly trying to maintain my hair's health and hopefully keep improving the hemline. There will always be new hairstyles to try and I can challenge myself that way.
The way I look at it now, there is no real final goal; I am sure that I can make new goals of improvement, if not of length, indefinitely.
I really don't want to be one of the people who gets where I want to go, only to find that I have grown disenchanted with my hair after spending so much time getting there.
On another note, thank you to everyone who wished me well yesterday. I wish I could tell you that I feel better today, but I don't. I really would like to feel better for the weekend and the coming week, especially with my husband being on holidays.
Well, I have one or two small tasks to do now, and then I shall relax for the rest of the day, again in hopes of transcending this migraine siege.
'Til tomorrow. Much love to all.