The first full week of 2012 has brought a lot of decisions.
Not changes in me, but changes in the way that I am approaching my life.
You could say that well.... I have hit the point of making choices because I have not much left to lose, and therefore, everything to gain.
It's been a week of firsts, easy and the most difficult.
Let's just cut to the chase, shall we?
I decided to shave my head.
Yes. You read that correctly.
The action that I have been talking about for 4 years is finally happening. I'm shaving my head for St. Baldrick's this year. I announced it on Thursday and have been given nothing but support from friends that surprised me. From friends that I knew would be there, and from people who have come out of the woodwork. I am shocked. I am surprised. I am thrilled.
And I am exhilirated.
I cannot wait until the day will come that I will become a shavee for this great organization. I have organized for years. I have participated as an event organizer. I have cheered, raised money, spread the word, and supported others.
And now it's my turn. To face the clippers. To support the kids and families who have changed my life. To become part of the team and community that I love so much.
People have said that they are proud of me. That I should not be ashamed of being bald. That they are impressed. And to that, I ask and say, it's not me that you should be proud or impressed of (but I'm excited you are, because well, that means you should donate to this awesome cause!!). This is not something that I am ashamed of.
It is something that I am excited to do. It is something that I have talked about for so long, but have had an excuse each year. The excuses, my friends? Are over.
So when the details keep coming, I hope you will support this great cause. I have meetings this week, and should have the website up by Wednesday.
I am so excited, and I hope that my journey will excite you all as well.
Something to live for. Something to breathe for. Something to care for. A cause and a group to love. And an event that has invigorated me each year that I have participated. I can only imagine what the Albany St. Baldrick's 2012 event has in store.
And? I am so, so excited!!
^^^^ The curly hair. Pre-shave.^^^^
Or, well, a couple weeks ago!