Thursday, August 16, 2012
Miley, I feel ya girl
It seemed like the Internet exploded when Miley Cyrus tweeted about her new look. Her long, brown locks were gone, and she replaced her signature look with a short and very blonde pixie cut. You would have thought that the world stopped turning.
"She looks so ugly!" People preached on websites. People were wondering why she did it, and were being downright mean about it. Now I'm not usually one to dwell on celebrity gossip, but I do like Miley Cyrus for the most part. I was very shocked to see her with such a dramatic change, but I wasn't anywhere near comparing her to Britney Spears' hair shaving like her other "fans" were. I was surprised at the change, but I couldn't help but admire it. I can wrap it all up in one sentence. "Miley, I feel ya girl."
How in the world can I relate to Miley Cyrus? Well, I did the same thing a few years ago.
Sure, I was in high school and constantly changing my hair, but I still recall the first time I cut off my hair into a pixie cut. I loved the change; I felt so free! But most importantly, I did it for me. No one else. So when people told me that I looked better with long hair, or kept pressing me for the "reason" that I did it, I became irritated. It's my hair, I thought! Why does it matter to anyone else? And when I bleached it blonde, chaos ensued again. But at the end of the day, it was my hair and my life. And if you've ever gone through a change like that, you know how fun and wild it can be. It's nice to try out a new skin, or try finding yourself through a change. And if you don't like it? Hair always grows back.
You live one life and you might as well do what you want. So Miley, I love the new look. It may be very different, but because you wanted to do it, it's very you. I encourage you to keep trying new things, until you've got it right. I encourage everyone to do the same. Hair is the least of your worries as you get older and your responsibilities change, so you might as well have fun with it.