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May 30, 2014

Have you ever….

Filed under: General Posts — by sarabwritings @ 9:54 pm
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In 9 days I am shaving my head.  Yep.  You read correctly; I am shaving my curly, long, and thick hair.  Why would I do such a crazy thing you might ask?  It is part of One Missions Kid’s Cancer Buzz Off taking place at Gillette Stadium on June 8, 2014. 

My husband and I have created our own team, “The Bald and the Beautiful” which stemmed from him deciding on Easter that he wanted to shave his head for the summer – he did it last summer and I don’t like it (his family teases him too), so I made a deal with him – he could shave his head if he raised money for this cause I had heard about on the radio – The Kid’s Cancer Buzz Off!  Then I decided it would be much more powerful if I, a woman with long, thick, curly hair joined in and thus our team was created.

People have asked me why (including my mother) and it’s hard to put into words exactly, yet why not seems to be not enough, but let’s think about it and break it down for a minute:

  1. I have a choice – so often cancer patients do not
  2. Mine will grow back – yes, a cancer patients will eventually but mine will start that day
  3. My hair is not who I am
  4. People will be bound to ask me why I shaved my head and then I can tell them which raises more awareness
  5. I honestly cannot think of a reason NOT to do it or at least I can’t think of any reasons that are not shallow

Am I worried – yes!  I would be lying if I said I wasn’t.  I haven’t been bald since I was 2 and I am now 36 living in a society where appearances do matter and I am in the process of job hunting since we’re moving, so yes there is that hint of concern that nags me.  And yes, I do love my thick, curly hair and I will be sad if it doesn’t grow back the same – also a tad scared of the greys ( :p) but these are shallow reasons – at least the personal ones are.

This is a great cause and there is still time to be a part of it – share this blog post, join our team and help us raise money and awareness, or make a donation if you are so inclined, but most importantly share!!

Thank you,


My Buzz Off Page

May 25, 2014

Getting back on track

Filed under: General Posts — by sarabwritings @ 3:03 pm
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So here’s to another resolution:  I WILL BLOG!!  I miss my blogs, I really, really do!  This past school year has been insane:

  • I got married 🙂
  • I’ve now finished 6 PhD courses
  • I’ve created my reading lists for my Subject-field exams
  • I’ve put together my dissertation committee and had it approved
  • I’ve taken my language exam (though don’t think I passed and will have to retake)
  • I’ve changed positions at my job

And that is only the start as I am about to begin my final course work and then I have my exams this summer so I can be ABD by September 1.  We are also moving so all the “to-dos” that come with that are in the works as well – 700 miles is a long way to go, but ti’s worth it!!

So, while I haven’t been posting I have been writing and working tirelessly towards other goals that are better for our family.  I do want to get back into the habit of posting once per week but with the craziness of exams about to start and this final course oh, and the end of the school year approaching I may have to settle for every other week 🙂

Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone!


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