Hey now Hairy Mamas!
I used to live in San Francisco many moons ago, and that's a great place to find your(hairy)self.
I moved there in '88 and my anthem very quickly became Let It Grow. I moved back to a small town in Indiana and became very conflicted, but decided to let my freak flag fly...and I loved it. Recently I have become much more self conscious about it. I shaved both legs and pits for about a year. I am really trying to find my(hairy)self again. But I'm nearly 40 years old now, and living in a new community...and a neighborhood!
: (We just sold our 50 acre farm in the middle of nowhere.) I thought I was supposed to care less
about what people thought the older I got. I've never had a problem in the past being in public, even at the pool, in fact I used to even teach a water aerobics class.
Now all of a sudden I'm all worried about what these new people will think, and I hate it!! This is not who I am!!
I am committed to my pit hair at this point...not so sure about the leg hair, though. But now I'm thinking it would be EVEN weirder if I only shave my legs.
Typing this out, and reading it back, it all seems so simple, forget about the idiots who are too shallow to accept you for who are. Right? I am
trying to be taken seriously, though. Am I going to miss out on new opportunities simply because I am hairy? I volunteer in my kids' school and I already am feeling uncomfortable as the newcomer...several people there aren't exactly what I would call friendly.
Thanks for the vent...that wasn't exactly my intention when I started this post.