Photo Friday: Something’s different about you (and by you, I mean me)

Hey, guys?


Guess what?

Sara Hamil, They Call it Gumption, hair styles, hair cut, short hair


I cut my hair.

Actually, I did it the week before Christmas. And by I did it I actually mean that my friend Christina did it. And what a trooper she was about it too because when I told her what I wanted I think she thought I had gone off the deep end. But she did it and she did a great job too!

Sara Hamil, They Call it Gumption, hair styles, hair cut, short hair

I didn’t tell anyone at first. Like, no one aside from Christina even knew I was planning on it and even after it was done I just let people find out as they saw me. No tweeting, no Instagram. Most of my friends found out when I had my Christmas party and everyone else found out throughout the holidays. It’s actually been kind of… Fun?

Sara Hamil, They Call it Gumption, hair styles, hair cut, short hair

I’m really happy.

I haven’t had my hair this short since I was 17 (when I chopped off my butt-length hair for the first time in my life while living in China. Memories!) Since then I think the shortest it’s been has been in a bob after university.

I’ve wanted to do it for such a long time, I had just been waiting for the right time. The, suddenly, it was the right time. I was so sick of my hair before: so thin and ratty and uncooperative. I felt like it was weighing me down (in more ways than one).

I’m not going to say that I feel like I’m more myself now but I definitely feel like I can more easily be myself right now, if that makes any sense. Does it? Maybe? Meh, I tried.

[EDIT: I thought about it some more and realized that what I was really trying to say was that I feel like I can more easily be the person I am right now. Yes. That’s it.]

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got. I just finally took some decent pictures so I figured I’d share. :)

If you have a minute and are perhaps looking for a post with a bit more substance, can I interest you in checking out my earlier post, How to not feel like a failure most of the time and start appreciating the small things? I’m pretty proud of it and would love your feedback on it!

Thanks y’all!



  • January 13, 2014 - 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Fun! I don’t think I’ll ever have the balls to cut my hair. Looks great on you though :)

    • Sara Hamil
      January 14, 2014 - 6:47 am | Permalink

      I was a long-hair lifer until I was 17. The urge to chop it all off came suddenly and quite unexpectedly. I suspect that, if it ever happens for you, it’ll probably happen the same way ;)

      And thanks!

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