I was on vacation last week and decided to lose something that I've had with me for many years. Can you guess what it is?

It was a great week off, with some time spent on the coast, and a lot of shopping. (I love to shop!) There was a fair amount of rain during my vacation, but also a couple of really hot and humid days mid-week.

Kevin Bennett Photo/Cindy Campbell selfie

So, I was really glad, when the temperatures started to climb, that I had decided to cut my long hair. Yup, that's what's missing. (I'm sure you could tell by the photos) My hair has been down to the middle of my back for several years now. And I loved my long hair....except in the summer. It's very fine and naturally curly, so the heat and humidity turned it to frizzy cotton candy. On those days, I hated it.

It took several weeks for me to build my courage to get it cut, but I'm so glad I did. It's cooler than all that hair on my neck, and so easy to care for. I couldn't believe how quickly I was able to get ready for work at 4:30 this morning. What an improvement. Someday I'll go back to the long locks but, for now, I'm enjoying looking like a shorn sheep.