I DID IT. After 6 years, I finally cut my hair again. I was absolutely terrified, but I am so happy with the results. I never dreamed I would love it this much. Amber from The Hive is a miracle worker, and I strongly recommend her to you if you ever need a new hair stylist. She can do no wrong.
I would like to give a shout out to all of my awesome friends for holding my hand (even if it was via text) through it all and giving me wonderful words of encouragement. Especially Madison, because I don't know if I would have made it without those amazing GIFS of Ryan Gosling and Beyonce. You rock. I also want to give a big thanks to Meredith Dill for reminding that I should never let anything other than Christ be my source of security, and for sending me this beautiful verse:
"Man looks on the outward appearance, but The Lord looks on the heart." -1 Samuel 16:7