Eff off, February (March is going to be HUGE)

February sucked big time. I’m not even being dramatic. It was the worst. I failed at not spending money, I failed at getting a job, and I failed to stay on top of my mental health (without going into details, I missed a couple of days of medication because I “got too busy” and didn’t get my prescription filled when I should have). So. I ended up spending a good chunk of my February crying, fretting, and consuming more sugar than the average 33-year-old woman eats in a year, let alone a month. And now I’m feeling a little bit fat. Again.

It’s time to leave all that crap behind me.

Today is the first of March. The first of March makes me happy. It feels like the perfect opportunity to start over; to quit talking about not spending money, and to start talking about other things. More interesting things. For example…

I’m going to shave my head.

I’ve always talked about shaving my head. Sometimes seriously, sometimes jokingly, and sometimes just to attract a bit of attention (women wanting to shave their heads tends to be a bit of a show stopper). And though I’ve always promised myself that I’d do it some day, I don’t think I ever once considered doing it that day. For me, head shaving has been a bucket list item that I wasn’t fully prepared to tick off.

Well, eff it. I’m tired of thinking about it. I’m tired of saying One day. I’m tired of brushing irritating little baby hairs out of my face. I am done with living this hairy headed life.

When I googled Shave for a Cure this afternoon, I discovered that March is the month. Aucklanders can sign up to get their heads shaved by a “celebrity” (I use quotation marks because this is New Zealand, so it’s bound to be someone lame), while plebs like me can just go along to Farmers where a random person will turn beauties into baldies. It all sounds kind of terrifying; I signed up then and there.

Yep. I’m actually going through with this.

There’s a catch, of course (there always is). And it involves money. Your money. If you’ve got some going spare, that is… I hate to ask, because it’s awkward, but the whole point of signing up to Shave for a Cure is to raise money for people with leukaemia and other blood cancers. Maybe you could sponsor me? I set my personal goal at 1k, which is ambitious, I know. But more than 500 people reckon they like me on Facebook. And more than 1,000 people sometimes watch my videos on YouTube. And though I’m sure there’s quite a large overlap there, I feel like I could do it. I think I might be able to raise that much. You gotta set yourself goals, right? How else do you determine whether you’re a winner or a loser?

So the date’s locked in: I have 22 more days of life with hair, and then that’ll be it. I might look ugly. I might look man-ish. I might wish I hadn’t done it. But whatever happens, it’ll be okay. It’s only hair. It’s not forever. And anyway, none of that matters because there’s no going back now…

– Fern xxx

Click here to go through to my Shave for a Cure page. This is where you can show your support by sponsoring me!


In other (less important) news, this vlog will answer any questions you may have about the aforementioned job that wasn’t…

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  1. How incredible that you are going to do this. I can’t wait to see the photos!

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  2. Wow, well done you for giving your ‘some day’ a date! x #KCACOLS

  3. This is such a brave thing to do! You finally decided to do it and you will be able to tick that box from your list soon! And the best of all is that you are doing it for a great cause. I also wanted to say that I’m sorry you had a bad month before but I’m happy to see you are looking at March with different eyes. Hope everything goes well. I can’t wait to see it! Good luck lovely! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS, 🙂 x
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  4. March is going to be HUGE! What a fantastic thing to do and exceptionally brave! All the best! #KCACOLS
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  5. Pen says: Reply

    This is brilliant. What a fantastic thing to do. Pen x #KCACOLS
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