I just don't like the attention.
Odd for a girl who writes a blog and spills all her dirty bathroom secrets, yes, but there's something to be said for hiding behind my words on what started as an anonymous format.
This same desire to avoid attention is probably why I have never walked around with my bald head in public. It's not that I was uncomfortable with my temporary look. At this point, I think I've lost my hair enough that I know how to roll with it in any situation. I just don't want to draw attention to myself, and I certainly don't want people to notice me. To each his own, should you be someone who is bald and proud.
So with great hesitation, I took myself far outside of my comfort zone and not only let myself be photographed for the purposes of public display, but let it be done with only a few weeks of that baby soft regrowth we all love to rub like a Chia Pet.
My face and head will appear on marketing material for a few Get Your Rear in Gear races this year. I'm sucking it up and taking one for the team here. Or rather sucking it up and doing whatever it takes to get people's attention about colon cancer. Or maybe just sucking it up because I do work for the very people putting on the race, so it's almost like I'm being paid to do it.
Regardless, it saved me from having to find some book on "self-growth" that's on the shelf by the bathroom at Barnes and Noble. Standing in front of a professional photographer's camera was growth enough.
|I'm penciled in to be at the Boston race, should you happen to live there and want to come!|
|Photo by Laura Rae Photography - Minneapolis.|