My husband said I was bored. Maybe I was. Okay I definitely was. But it was more than boredom. It was the need for a major change. And what prompted this need was a feeling of not feeling comfortable in my own skin. Literally. I was looking tired. Real tired. I needed to feel that passion for life again. I needed to get my confidence back and feel great about myself again. I needed a boost. And when women need a change, what do they usually “change” first? You guessed it. I’m so over it. I’m over the desire and need for long natural hair. I’ve been there and done that and if I’m completely honest with myself, it wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I say this because I’ve always had this strong need to have long hair. I know exactly where it comes from. Growing up in a majority Caucasian town and being made to feel as though my hair was inferior led me to desire long, straight hair. The only thing is that my hair never was long. Oh it was straight thanks to some chemical modification! However, it never grew to the lengths I wanted it to. It reached my neck and that was it. Breakage city after that. Which led to a lot of tears and drama from me. I wanted long hair. I wanted desperately to fit in and be accepted. When I did the big chop several years ago I didn’t really have a plan for my hair. Do any of us really? Most of us are just enjoying the freedom of being natural, experiencing the ups and downs of having natural hair, and going through the process.