I did it.
I went and cut off over 10 inches of my hair and donated it.
It took me four years to grow it out. This was the longest my hair had been for 19 years!
It's been over two weeks now and I am finally getting used to it.
At first, I was really missing my long hair (but not the baby pulling on it). Every time I looked in the mirror, I kept doing a double-check thinking I was wearing a wig.
Now, I just feel back to normal. And, I feel really good that some person will be able to benefit from the simple act of me cutting off my hair.
We were visiting friends near VA Beach and I asked M (perhaps my most favorite former student EVER) to cut my hair. I cut my own hair for years and years, so I was confident she would do a decent job. And, she did.
M also took a few shots of my family before she chopped away.