A series about the ways I work towards being cognizant through decisions that make me more mentally engaged with various facets of my day-to-day life.
Cognizance (noun): Awareness, realization, notice, knowledge, perception.
It’s been awhile since I wrote something for this “series,” and I am tickled by my intro – “tickled” in both the fun and torturous ways. So wordy.
Anyways, I got rid of most of my hair!
This definitely falls into one of the ways I try to be more cognizant because I figure that if I’m going to chop off a large amount of hair it should go to good use! I donated mine to Wigs for Kids.
I’m a sucker for thrifted and recycled items, so I was wooed by Second Nature’s decor almost entirely consisting of secondhand items, furthering their “second nature” theme!
I know that hair can hold a lot of meaning and sense of identity for people. I’ve been there; I still am to some extent.
However, I feel FREED by this move and am so glad that after two years of letting my hair grow following my previous hair donation that I opted to go extra-short this time.
If you have been thinking about it for yourself, I would definitely encourage you to do so and do it more mindfully by donating your hair if you can! There are some organizations that can even make use of dyed/bleached hair, so the options for donation are out there while the excuses are not! Wigs for Kids makes no profit from their donations, and I think that this is the best way to donate.
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