I did it! I took the plunge and chopped it off! It's all gone, and I'm really happy about it.
I used Carey Mulligan for my inspiration. I would classify her hair as a longer pixie in this picture. I wanted a pixie, but I thought this might be a tad safer in case I learned that I hate pixies and wanted to just grow it out. But now, I'm not afraid, and I think next time I want to go even shorter (a la Ginnifer Goodwin).
I've gotten a pretty good response from most people. Others remembered an early lesson that everyone should learn... if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. But the thing is, I don't care! If I was even a little on the fence about it, I would feel hurt if someone saw my new do and didn't say a word. But guess what? It's just hair, it grows back, and it's mine. No harm, no foul.
It's almost two weeks since I chopped it off, and I already feel like it's too long in the back. I didn't think I would be saying that so soon! How often do people trim pixie cuts anyway?