Ode to the Awkward
Oh how I love my hair
Oh how I love thee
Oh how I do not know what to do with you
I love you, but I don't love you
I love the curls, the wave, the full pattern,
But I just can't bun it
I can't top knot it
I can't, I can't I can't
Can I chop it?
Here I am again at the Awkward Stage again and this second time around again I am not enjoying it. I had forgotten what it was like, but luckily I have been there and luckily I still have long hair in the back. I believe that this stage requires more self love and patience because it requires more attention then the former and latter stage. This stage in essence is your pre-teen (tween) years.
One, nurture yourself during this stage. In Middle School, I nurtured myself unwittingly and I came out with flying colors in High School. I stayed away from the bad crowd and I focused on my studies, thus ignoring all the family strife at home and just simply read books. By the time, my teenage years rolled around well I was set. I excelled in High School. Treat your mid-length hair the same way.
Two, love thy hair no matter the stage. Like those darn Middle School pictures your mother will love so much and show everyone to your crushing defeat, so too will appear your mid-length hair pics. Love it. It is your hair!
Three, pick up good habits. If you pick up good habits at this stage, then long hair will be a breeze for you and well that awkward stage will not be around so long!