It's silly how we get so attatched to our hair-how it tries to define us...I was holding on to this long hair for no good reason. I wore a bun daily...looking like Ma Ingall's and did not care for it. Sure, it looked hot and like Botticelli when I would do it once a month..but really...I did not need it anymore. I was feeling for a while that I needed to look more modern and fresh and actually wear my hair down. I love it now-shorter in the back- darker-swingy... No regrets. I sit here on the couch and type on my new macbook(how did I live before?) and catch my reflection in the mirror across the way- hey girl..you look alright.